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Covance Overview

Burlington, NC (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10 to $25 million (AUD) per year
Covance, a business segment of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development, medical device, diagnostics, crop protection and chemical testing because of our exceptional people. We embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our ... Read more

Mission: Improve health. Improve lives.

Company Updates


    We are incredibly proud to share that Forbes named LabCorp, our parent company, as one of the 2020 World's Best Employers AND as one of the Best Employers for New Graduates. Thank you to each of our nearly 65,000 team members across the globe for all that you do to make this a great place to work!

  • Improving health and improving lives isn’t just for patients around the world – we’re also focusing on our employees’ overall well-being and quality of life. We’re proud to share our parent company, LabCorp, was recognized with the platinum award: Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being by Business Group on Health.

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Covance – Why Work With Us?

At Covance, we are recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. Our team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you’ll partner on diverse, industry-shaping initiatives across the drug development spectrum as you build relationships with thought leaders and supportive colleagues which will last a lifetime.

Join us as we work together to create solutions that transform extraordinary potential into reality for our clients—and your career.


We share your respect for the environment and are committed to integrity, diversity, inclusion and philanthropy.

They’re not just good business practices. They make a difference and they’re the right things to do. We bring these core values to life in our business practices, in our relationships with our clients and strategic partners, and in our community. We believe helping improve people’s lives is our responsibility as well as our business, and we are committed to it.

We recruit top talent from universities around the world. Technical excellence in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline is vital. But so are thought leadership, integrity, critical thinking, global perspective and creativity. If you’re keen to grow in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, find out how we prepare you for great things ahead.

Real voices. Real CRAs.

 It’s no secret Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have many options when deciding where to work. So we asked Covance CRAs:    

Why did you choose to work and stay with Covance? 

We heard many interesting stories about gaining experience on the job, earning promotions, mentoring and mapping out an ideal work/life balance. Take a peek at what our CRAs told us in our CRA talent community site. You’ll read real voices from real CRAs – and hopefully see why Covance is a great place to explore your extraordinary potential.    

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Covance Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, MS (US)
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Covance full-time (Less than a year)


    Career development


    None that I can think of.

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Covance Photos

Covance photo of: Our team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our team in Shanghai celebrating International Women's Day by organizing a flower arranging event for our female colleagues.
Covance photo of: Our team in Australia celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our CLS Management team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Halloween celebration at our Tokyo office
Covance photo of: Celebrating employee appreciation day in Singapore which included Singaporean street food, drinks and board games.
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Covance Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Clinical Trial Coordinator Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Covance.


    Went through two phone interviews and an in-person interview. First phone interview was just basic questions about the job, the second was more in depth and was mostly questions about working with difficult people and working with people from other countries. Then there was an in-person interview with 3 people, which was all just generic behavioural interview questions. The in-person interview was cancelled and rescheduled at short notice. I was called frequently up until the in-person interview but have not been contacted since.

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Covance Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes World's Best Employers 2020, Forbes, 2020
  • Forbes - The Best Employers for New Grads 2020, Forbes, 2020
  • Business Group on Health (NBGH) Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award: Platinum, Business Group on Health, 2020
  • CRO Leadership Awards, Life Science Leader, 2020
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 100% Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020
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