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Review averages

  • 53 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    35.849056603774%
    Good (8)
    15.094339622642%
    Satisfactory (11)
    20.754716981132%
    Subpar (15)
    28.301886792453%
    3.11
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Reviews for Covance Inc

Reviews - What employees say

3.11 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
  • 24.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

They over promise and under deliver to their clients but when things go south, they will point their fingers towards the low end of the totem pole (you).

Support from management

Dont make me laugh!!!

Teamwork

Again, this is a point-the-finger and shirk blame

Freedom to work independently

They say they encourage it but they really dont.

Internal Communication

It all depends on whom you speak with. Some agents were very fast, others? It may take some time. There structure is horrendous.

Gender Equality

No complaints there.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They're nice but dont expect a promotion.

Career Development

If you kiss peoples butts, you may be ok.

Overall compensation for your work

You will not be appreciated for bending over backwards for this company.

Office / Work Environment

Some of the people make it bearable

Environmental Friendliness

It's a call center.

Company Image

.....

Job Security

I've never worked at a place where people quit or were fired so much before in my life. insane.

Handicapped Accessibility

Its so-so.

Workplace Safety

Again, you just sit in a cubicle all day so it's not unsafe.

Challenging Work

The equivalent to them asking you to make it from New York to California in 2 hours by walking. They have unrealistic and unreasonable expectations.

Inclusive / Diverse

Its incredibly diverse.

Suggestions for improvement

  • It won't matter. They dont listen.

What I like about the company

I liked some of the people that I worked with. People from very different walks of life come through that place.

What I dislike about the company

The dishonesty, the lies, the deceit, lack of logical and critical thinking, there's no sound structure and things tend to change with no rhyme or reason. They just dont know what they're doing (the program I was on at least). They also pay the least amount compared to other jobs close by that do the same things.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Covance Market Access Services Inc.
  • City
    Gaithersburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Equal opportunities for advancement! Make promises to employees and keep them! Offer more promotions since I’ve only had one in almost six years!

What I like about the company

I have worked closely with some really nice and helpful men and women! These are the people that should be advancing within the company!

What I dislike about the company

This is not Eli Lilly anymore, and it never will be again! I wish the people on this site would get that through their heads. They can’t let go of the past and get use to working for another company! Plus treating women with the same respect and welcoming business practices would help the company!

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Covance
  • City
    Greenfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

For the best, I will rather reserve the comment. It almost costed me my life!

Teamwork

No

Freedom to work independently

No

Internal Communication

Yes

Gender Equality

May be yes. Population of women to men was 4:1

Attitude towards older colleagues

There are no older workers. I saw one only at the time

Overall compensation for your work

No

Office / Work Environment

Yes

Environmental Friendliness

Yes, there are recle bins

Company Image

Not at all

Job Security

You eliminate your self if you are lucky, otherwise, you can ended up air lifted with oxygen masks on your nose

Workplace Safety

Yes

Inclusive / Diverse

No

Suggestions for improvement

  • If there is no any alternative, then go work there, ensure that you have a super tough skin

What I like about the company

Honestly, it's the worst place I have ever worked. Very racial, almost costed me my life up to now.

What I dislike about the company

Racism and discrimination, over working, and no autonomy over your so called job description.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    covance
  • City
    Chantilly
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 53 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    35.849056603774%
    Good (8)
    15.094339622642%
    Satisfactory (11)
    20.754716981132%
    Subpar (15)
    28.301886792453%
    3.11
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

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