Covanta Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Covanta Corp. Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior A/P & Payroll Manager in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Former Employee - Senior A/P & Payroll Manager in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Long Term Position with Benefits

    Cons

    Consistently changes in Accounting Procedures & Software


  2. Positions

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    Former Employee - Cash Applications/A/R Representative in Dover, NJ
    Former Employee - Cash Applications/A/R Representative in Dover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate, nice set up, cafeteria

    Cons

    Clickish, self absorbed people overall


  3. Can't be trusted

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    Current Employee - Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Union contract support has given decent pay and benefits. Good job security.

    Cons

    Long hours with mountains of overtime every year. The management in our Hennepin facility is directly focused on production. Safety is plastered all over the walls ,but when a job needs to be done every procedure is thrown out the window. Excessive smoking of our combustion furnaces cause great concern of health risks for any one in the plant or honestly in the area. New gas monitors have been added and every time the alarm goes off no warning or exit procedure for any employee or general contractor is given. More often than not the supervisors will actually just open the breaker to the gas monitors because it's a "nuisance". Millions of dollars thrown at system replacement and zero training or guidance offered. All ash system replacement has made every work day a nightmare. Every day you must put yourself in the line of fire to break up giant boulders formed in ash hoppers. Temperatures of ash employees are put in front of will melt your boots and burn off PPE. Scary how quickly shift supervisors will promote employees To deal with the huge turnover rate and absolutely turn a blind eye let the most inexperienced human beings work with dangerous ash.

    Advice to Management

    "Step up" and focus your budget toward safely creating a productive facility, would create a healthy happy working environment.


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  5. I&E technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coverage of entire power plant

    Cons

    Hot during summer. Dusty and smelly


  6. Horrible company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Operator
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good but that was the only good thing about this company. Stay away from these guys

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, greedy management who put profits above workers safety, exposed to hazardous materials all day

    Advice to Management

    Put some money into maintenance instead of lining your pockets


  7. Good company to work for considering size of company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Operator in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Operator in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Covanta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance was affordable, great short term disability, good call in pay policy at my plant, love how I had cold weather gear. I had made a lot of money as an operator

    Cons

    Different policies from plant to plant, such a big corporation people may feel like pawn pieces and company doesn't care. Excessive overtime keeping you away from family


  8. I&E Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Awesome co workers,

    Cons

    Dirty environment but pay makes up for it.


  9. Purchasing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    - Good group of guys - Fast paced, good experience gained

    Cons

    - Huge lack of support from management - Too worried about dollar signs instead of moral in the plant.


  10. Safety Manager

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager
    Former Employee - Safety Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate support for the OSHA VPP program was great. Training support was above average.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes asked for unethical behaviors from team members.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk if you're going to talk the talk.


  11. Helpful (1)

    enjoyed my stay at Covanta it will always be home base for me

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Facility Safety Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Facility Safety Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managemant and employee actually sit down and listen to eachother to come up with positive ideas for improving the company safety enviroment and to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    some what little growth potential due to employees not wanting to leave so position are at a stand still till one retire

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture you have it one of the best in any industry



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