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Covance Overview

Burlington, NC (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10 to $25 million (SGD) per year
Covance, the drug development business of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company. Through its nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech ... Read more

Mission: To bring new and innovative medicine to patients sooner.

Company Updates

  • Improving health and improving lives isn’t just for patients around the world – we’re also focusing on our employees’ overall well-being and quality of life. We’re proud to share our parent company, LabCorp, was recognized with the platinum award: Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being by Business Group on Health.

  • COVID-19

    Our Central Labs pivoted during #COVID19 to seamlessly deliver for sponsors. Find out how we’re using learnings to improve future studies.

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Covance – Why Work With Us?

At Covance, we are recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. Our team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you’ll partner on diverse, industry-shaping initiatives across the drug development spectrum as you build relationships with thought leaders and supportive colleagues which will last a lifetime.

Join us as we work together to create solutions that transform extraordinary potential into reality for our clients—and your career.


At Covance, we understand, respect and value differences. We know that embracing the skills, cultures, ideas and experiences of every employee around the world gives us a clear competitive advantage. Our diverse perspectives make us a more insightful partner and reveal new opportunities for our clients.

Our Employee Resource Groups range from advocates and allies for women, parents and veterans to our Covance Pride group; and from our GoGreen Committee to our Diversity Awareness Committee(s). Many members partner with local volunteer organizations too, building awareness and strengthening our bond with our communities.

Our groups are united in purpose to:

  • Create networking opportunities for employees with a common interest or culture.
  • Strengthen our commitment to an inclusive working environment.
  • Attract, develop, grow and retain proactive, insightful talent.
  • Increase awareness of and respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Generate learning opportunities.
  • Serve as ambassadors who deliver on Covance’s mission.

We share your respect for the environment and are committed to integrity, diversity, inclusion and philanthropy.

They’re not just good business practices. They make a difference and they’re the right things to do. We bring these core values to life in our business practices, in our relationships with our clients and strategic partners, and in our community. We believe helping improve people’s lives is our responsibility as well as our business, and we are committed to it.

We recruit top talent from universities around the world. Technical excellence in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline is vital. But so are thought leadership, integrity, critical thinking, global perspective and creativity. If you’re keen to grow in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, find out how we prepare you for great things ahead.

Real voices. Real CRAs.

 It’s no secret Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have many options when deciding where to work. So we asked Covance CRAs:    

Why did you choose to work and stay with Covance? 

We heard many interesting stories about gaining experience on the job, earning promotions, mentoring and mapping out an ideal work/life balance. Take a peek at what our CRAs told us in our CRA talent community site. You’ll read real voices from real CRAs – and hopefully see why Covance is a great place to explore your extraordinary potential.    

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Covance Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Solid company, remote opportunity, great benefits"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)


    Ability to work from home, no micromanagement as long as you accomplish your work, employee stock purchase options, great benefits, large stable business with profits, good job security, able to travel as much or as little as you want, usually great teammates, many opportunities to try different things if you choose


    High employee turnover which causes loss of information on clinical studies. If you're a good employee, you will somehow end up cleaning up someone's mess, difficult to find information with so many SharePoint sites and bookmarked pages change frequently, employees are overwhelmed because they are over-allocated, Long wait for promotion (almost 4 yrs) but that is corporate America (same story everywhere, "you're next in line but so and so has to get promoted first", puny merit increases (3% for "exceeds expectations"), way too much email

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to mimimize employee turnover, try to keep core study team consistent, hold employees accountable (2 studies I have helped clean up were missing many documents in TMF!), don't over allocate

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Covance Photos

Covance photo of: Our team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our team in Shanghai celebrating International Women's Day by organizing a flower arranging event for our female colleagues.
Covance photo of: Our team in Australia celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our CLS Management team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Halloween celebration at our Tokyo office
Covance photo of: Celebrating employee appreciation day in Singapore which included Singaporean street food, drinks and board games.
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Covance Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Market Access Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Covance (Singapore).


    Via a recruitment agency. Spoke to recruiter for screening interview and walked through my CV and asked me for my current salary (I refused). Subsequently took train in to company offices for in-person meeting with staff on-site, as well as via teleconference.

    Subsequently received feedback via the recruitment agency that I wasn't a fit (which is fine). However, was very clear there wasn't actually any job opportunity. For whatever reason, a fake interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Usual stuff, experience related to position (do you have it)?   Answer Question
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Covance Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes World's Best Employers 2020, Forbes, 2020
  • Forbes - The Best Employers for New Grads 2020, Forbes, 2020
  • Business Group on Health (NBGH) Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award: Platinum, Business Group on Health, 2020
  • CRO Leadership Awards, Life Science Leader, 2020
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 100% Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020
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