Compare Novartis vs Covance BETA

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Novartis

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Covance

Employee Ratings

  • Novartis scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3629 reviews)
Novartis employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 1603 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Novartis employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Novartis employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Novartis employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Novartis employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Novartis employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Covance Ceo Paul Kirchgraber
81%
81%Paul Kirchgraber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
55%

Salaries

Novartis has 15 more total submitted salaries than Covance.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Drug Safety Specialist1 Salaries
A$74,786/yr
Clinical Research Associated II1 Salaries
A$101,420/yr
Manager1 Salaries
A$115,717/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Principal Programmer/Analyst1 Salaries
A$120,000/yr
Clinical Research Associate1 Salaries
A$78,082/yr

What Employees Say

  • Novartis had 72 more reviews than Covance that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • Novartis had 64 more reviews than Covance that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at Novartis.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Covance.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 77 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 74 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 109 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 52 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Expert Statistician

I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Clever committed people in oncology research. Excellent support for innovative design and analysis of clinical trials.

Cons

While there are excellent professional development (PD) opportunities within the company, support for external PD opportunities (eg conference attendance) is not so strong.

Advice to Management

Aside: Resigned for family reasons in 2012 (the restricted range in the drop down does not extend this far). Great work environment, dedicated and creative staff.

"Awesome!"6 Jan 2020

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Covance full-time for less than a year

Pros

Career development Benefits People Compensation Management

Cons

None that I can think of.

Job Postings

Novartis has 744 more recently posted open jobs than Covance.