Covance Employee Reviews
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Covance is a great place to work until you realise all the people you believe you get on so well with will stab you in the back at any opportunity to make themselves look good. Also would not touch this place with a barge pole if you struggle with mental health.
Good workinng hours, plenty of overtime
Management are a nightmare, the team leader is a sociopath. Nice to your face but then turns out to be a terror. All they care about is money, and because of this you will rarely get a pay rise or progress. You are always wrong, you will never be able to give any ideas to the team but management will shut them down. 60 percent of the time, the so called 40 years experienced team leader will make a mistake. However, its always your fault. Don't take my word for it, talk to the study scientists that already work there. STAY AWAY, I'D RATHER LIVE ON THE STREETS
Gym on site
Low pay, bad management, no progression
Nice office, location off the main road.Was a nice place at the beginning, but the HR team, especially the recruiter “mis sold” the job.They were rude and ignored me when I tried to reach out.Please retrain your recruitment team! Kindness goes a long way!
Recruitment team (Senior Recruiter -female)
Lower level employees are not valued as much as they should be; lack of bonus payments for lower grades is only proof of that which seems unfair and shows the company doesn't care about employee engagement, motivation and sense of accomplishment when a goal is attained.
My role was varied which made if very interesting and enjoyable, helping may members of staff. Unfortunately my department was made redundant so had to leave the job I loved, which also affected my pension etc.
good work collegues
large work load
This is totally unbiased review about Covance Harrogate. The work experience is exceptional, you learn a lot of skills in a short period of time and you feel that you are making a difference to patients lifes. Some collegues are very helpful and supportive and you will be employable anywhere with Covance on your CV. The aspects covance are not addressing are the toxic/blame culture in some departments and incompetent management. This is a main cause for employees seeking to leave and it’s not addressed seriuously enough.
Minimum wage, with a bonus scheme, but not enough work to achieve the bonus. When there's little work, you're expected to do the job of other higher paid departments. Management lies to you constantly about when company is due to be busy, and very much a brown nose culture. If you dont kiss the right bum, you wont get anywhere.
Loved working for Covance, enjoyed the work life balance and the people (including management). It was going so well until our global department was bought by eurofins then it all went down hill, people who already knew about eurofins reputation moved asap and others stayed in hope that things wouldn't change. In fairness they didn't but the lab was closed exactly 1 year later once the tupe law expired.
I worked for sodexo for a few months. Covance staff look down on you because they think there better then you. My advice is Dont work in the stores there is a bullying face fits culture. Nonsense rules and regs.
Finish early friday
The techs are absolutely fantastic. They work hard and in return they get abuse, pressure, minimal training and depression. I have personally seen at least ten of my colleagues break down in tears in a matter of months. The culture of care they promise is swept under the rug and they seem okay with that. There are a few good managers but the majority are bullies. I've never seen staff moral as low as it is now. Staff turnover is at an all time high and they cannot keep new starters for a very good reason. Apply and you will see for yourself. I hope this review helps.