Covance Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Covance CEO Paul Kirchgraber
Paul Kirchgraber
213 Ratings
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  1. "Personable Company To Work For"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive engaging company that has a positive culture

    Cons

    I haven't come across any to date

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  2. "A great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive environment, generous salaries, flexible working hours and location, career progression.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  3. "In-house CRA"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and many opportunities available within the company.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not always great.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic company, Lots of career development & mentoring opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Covance in my opinion has some quality people working for them that together create a very welcoming and friendly culture. I always feel valued in what I do and I work on diverse and interesting projects that continually challenge and engage me. This has opened doors to new opportunities that have helped grow and develop my career so far.

    Cons

    Systems and processes can be cumbersome at times, however your suggestions of improvement are always listened to.

  5. "Over resourced,"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Lead in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good negotiation at start of job offer, supportive management

    Cons

    Over worked, lack of clarity internally on functional area responsibilities, inconsistent approaches amongst studies

  6. "views about Covance"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Researcher in Sydney

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    good and taking care of employees

    Cons

    work load is a bit high

  7. "ok"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    interesting studies to work on.

    Cons

    Micro management of all activities

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work at Covance"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Managers don't care about you, lousy performance review (based on gossips and no real concrete assessments) or not being done at all. With the latest "restructure" many people lost their jobs, and they kept some really bad people who basically don't do any work. It goes without saying there are lots of politics at play. Very poor treatment of its employees with social functions, you have to pay for most of these, Xmas parties involve standing at a pub and served with finger food of supermarket quality. Managers' offices are like 6 times of other employees, this also means reduced public shared spaces like lunch rooms, meeting rooms.

  9. "Can be better..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    No set time to work. Autonomous. Harmonious working environment. Global company.

    Cons

    Pay is just alright. Slow career progression.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Do not work here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    Some of the people are worth getting to know

    Cons

    Incompetent managers Gossip is allowed to go on, I was accused by a colleague of not doing any work when I could prove I did twice the amount of work as my colleagues (and I proved it).

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