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Reviews for Covance Inc

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.76
Support from management
2.63
Teamwork
3.30
Freedom to work independently
3.22
Internal Communication
2.98
Office / Work Environment
2.88
Environmental Friendliness
3.15
Work-Life Balance
2.82
Challenging Work
3.32
Inclusive / Diverse
3.12

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.40
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.40
Career Development
2.81
Overall compensation for your work
3.09
Company Image
2.94
Job Security
2.76
Handicapped Accessibility
3.64
Workplace Safety
3.74
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 20 of 54 reviews Parking in 28 of 54 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 9 of 54 reviews Stock or equity options in 19 of 54 reviews 401(k) in 37 of 54 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 54 reviews Ability to work remotely in 18 of 54 reviews Desirable office location in 14 of 54 reviews Tuition assistance in 27 of 54 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 10 of 54 reviews 401(k) Match in 28 of 54 reviews Flexible spending account in 26 of 54 reviews Paid time off in 38 of 54 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 34 of 54 reviews Relocation allowance in 4 of 54 reviews Life insurance in 33 of 54 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 31 of 54 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 54 reviews Health and wellness programs in 28 of 54 reviews Employee discounts in 20 of 54 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 54 reviews Employee events in 15 of 54 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 14 of 54 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 6 of 54 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Not playing favorites. Allow part time work so that an employee can actually benefit from tuition reimbursement

What I like about the company

I enjoy the fact that I am helping others.

What I dislike about the company

They promise growth and promotions, learning new skills, however it seems they pick who they like despite qualifications of other candidates.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Covance Market Access Services Inc.
  • City
    Greenfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Transparency, opportunities for growth, as well as support from management.

What I like about the company

Great entry level site with opportunities for learning.

What I dislike about the company

Requires transparency and support that we do not always receive.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Covance Laboratories Inc.
  • City
    Battle Creek
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • One of the improvements I would make would be employee appreciation.

What I like about the company

The ability to work from home has been one of the most positive experiences about this company.

What I dislike about the company

The parts of this company that I disapprove of is the lack of transparent and the promotion process.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Covance Bioanalytical Services, LLC
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 28.May 2018
  • Employee

Internal Communication

Poor department communication has brought us down so much in the last few years. The decision makers are not on the same page most of the time. This tends to create issues for those of us out on the floor when half of us have been told one thing and half have been told something else.

Work-Life Balance

Overtime has been mandatory for months now with no end in sight

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking 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
    Greenfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Overall the only improvement would be that work load is more consistent rather than having extremely busy time or extremely slow times.

What I like about the company

I have been able to work closely with knowledgeable staff that have taught me fundamentals in order for me to succeed and grow within the company.

What I dislike about the company

I agree with what the company stands for and promotes, therefore I disapprove of nothing.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Covance Cru Inc.
  • City
    Dallas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 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

  • We need more employees to balance our workload.

What I like about the company

Other than my first manager, management is good and supportive.

What I dislike about the company

Work life balance could be better.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Covance
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • To allow new employees a better understanding of all departments and what roles and functions they play.

What I like about the company

It's a place possible to make a life long career. Always opportunities for growth. Voices can be heard. Good benefits and competitive pay.

What I dislike about the company

Allowing positions to be sent to other companies for the purpose of saving money due to paying employees less

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Covance Laboratories Inc.
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better training for remote employees. Training for people managers. Address situations where employees are continuously working way over 40 hrs a week.

What I like about the company

21 PTO days to start with and many benefit options

What I dislike about the company

The culture is horrible. Many, many overworked, dissatisfied people with no hope for change. Folks need to be able to use their PTO and actually have time for a life outside of work. People managers need training to be good managers. Don't promote people into positions they aren't equip to handle.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Princeton
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Overall compensation for hard work. Bonuses would be nice as the recent surge in work is causing everyone to put in extra time and work

What I like about the company

Everyone is extremely helpful. If you need help finding an answer to something someone is always willing to help or at least direct you where you need to go

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes switching departments can be difficult. The company is growing a lot and workload is high, so there are a lot of negotiations between departments on timelines for when you can leave a current department for a new one

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely 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
    Indianapolis
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered