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Covanta Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers good pay and benefits (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management sometimes asked for unethical behaviors from team members (in 7 reviews)

  • Lack of communication at times from upper management, which creates confusion and sometimes tension (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to be employeed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very bad top leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "crane operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "In my opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to be employed. Good opportunity for advancment if you show the want to move forward in the facility.

    Cons

    The hours can sometimes be long and tiring. The work can be dirty and stressful.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AuxiliaryEngineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, benefits, hours.

    Cons

    Gets hot in summer, but manageable


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Facility Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Covanta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that meant you are never bored. Positive impact on the environment and surrounding community.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment that meant you are never bored, also meant you never had time to turn around. A lean staffed organization demanding must from its employees/.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for career growth in the field of Renewable Energy and Sustainability."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Covanta is an innovative leader in the field of renewable energy and sustainability. Good opportunities for career growth. Decent benefits and fair compensation.

    Cons

    In my experience management has not provided effective support, direction or leadership. Successful employees will need to be self reliant and self motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should be providing support, structure and leadership to the facilities they manage. Systems need to be simplified to increase efficiency, compliance and reduce friction.


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