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Covance - too much talk and not enough substance

Study Director (Current Employee) Harrogate, England (UK)

ProsCan be a fairly dynamic work place. Opportunities do exist to move upwardly within the organisation if you are willing to tow the company line.

ConsPoor systems, unwillingness to change, static thinking, lack of togetherness. Attracts some good staff but doesnt retain them. Most managers appear to be people who have stayed at the company for years and have created there own little kingdoms. This tends to result in a lack of cooperation and an insular approach to the other departments. More emphasis needs to be put on performing quality work and producing a quality product. This may impact on throughput and cost but the client retention is likely to improve.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to have a thorough update of in house reporting systems and listen to staff about the problems with these systems. 6 sigma is too slow to remedy many of the immediate faults.

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    Stay 3 years, get experience, and move out!

    (Current Employee) Vienna, VA (US)

    I have been working at Covance


    Pros: I really geniunely like my coworkers. The workplace and the attaire requirements are pretty informal. People genuinely want to do a good job,… Cons: In the past three or four years, Covance has increased the number of rooms, facilities and workload. The senior management was not well prepared… Advice to Senior Management: The biggest complaint would be that management has no idea what their staff does on a daily basis. They have a tendancy of changing… More
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    Company definitely should be looked at.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ (US)

    I worked at Covance


    Pros: Covance gives you great work life balance. The people are very friendly and hard work is recognized. Great CEO and HR.… Cons: Needs better competitive pay. Needs more diversity. The the pay was more competitive Covance would… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people, Hire more young people. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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