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Covanta Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits packages are very competitive (in 6 reviews)

  • Work is always available, opportunity to move up, great benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is weak and needs iterations (in 7 reviews)

  • Work environment, safety, personell, operations practices (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Growth oriented"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work with an array of people from different backgrounds working to grow the business

    Cons

    Old ways lead to same results

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward and drive growth and exciting opportunities


  2. "Aux O/ACRO"

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    Current Employee - Acro in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Acro in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    paid weekly
    independent work day
    decent benefits
    room for advancement

    Cons

    constant change in policies
    Some Plants are Union Represented
    Shift work
    12 hour shifts
    bad employee moral

  3. "Covanta is a very busy company"

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    Current Employee - Code Welder in Charlton, MA
    Current Employee - Code Welder in Charlton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and competitive pay. It’s a safe work place and you can trust your coworkers to follow safety.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and take job to the next level. Hard to find a local job close to home that requires no travel.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Code Welder/mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, company bought lunches during outages, cookouts for lunch during the summer months

    Cons

    Work environment, work schedule, plant management, lots of back stabbing, no real leadership

    Advice to Management

    Find managers and supervisors that know how to lead workers


  5. "Great place to be employeed"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work experience, different work atmosphere than most other companies, availability for advancement.

    Cons

    Difference of opinions on how departments should work together.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Covanta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady Industry and good benefits

    Cons

    Constant pressure to reward stock holders

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the facilities; stop worrying about dividends.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, people will be people, needs to compensate talent for value adds"

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

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

    Pros

    Good climate, great business enviornment, good working enviornment - non-corporate locations

    Cons

    salary discrepencies based on gender

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with salaries, appreciate hard working employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and fast moving company.
    Competitive compensation, health and insurance benefits are okay to mediocre
    Good opportunity to growth - try new career path.

    Cons

    You have to have a strong voice to be heard.
    Work overload.
    Communication channeling is messed up. Innovations and continuous improvement can be overwhelming - especially if the implementation is not done properly.

    Advice to Management

    Find time to introduce new systems & processes to the end-users before the actual implementation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very bad top leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Good industry where there are not too many players

    Cons

    Very bad top leadership. No clue.

    Advice to Management

    Find the right top leaders who can actually lead the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "crane operator"

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    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Doral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    make good friends for life

    Cons

    too much politics and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    remember how you felt as an hourly employee


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