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Covanta Reviews

Updated Oct 24, 2019

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Covanta President & CEO Steve Jones
Steve Jones
45 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful Company !"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance -Very friendly employees -Workers are were very helpful and supportive

    Cons

    No cons, challenging and great place to work.

    Covanta2019-08-22
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Doing good for the environment, engaged management, focus on treating employees well, internal opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    low turnover, means fewer job opps for outsiders, slow to change/embrace technology,

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    Covanta2019-08-15
  3. "Early in tenure, more seasoned in career"

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    I have been working at Covanta

    Pros

    Sustainability mission Teams are heart driven Respectful interaction Teams are knowledgeable in their respective businesses

    Cons

    Modernization was slow to come, but is making progress

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    Covanta2019-10-25
  4. "On going change"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Change that opens an opportunity for growth

    Cons

    At times opportunity is incorrectly identified, accompanied with employee overturn

    Covanta2019-10-22
  5. "15 year Employee (disappointed )"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Maintenance in Haverhill, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time

    Pros

    Overtime and Management knows so little of what's going on that you have plenty of time to hide and get paid to do absolutely nothing.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, poor communication skills, management is so lost in pizza parties and spending the company money on dinners and getting drunk they cant find real people to manage the place. They hire their friends who have no business being in management. The management works as a team to break down the employee to the point it will destroy your home life and well being. Everything is your fault and you cant ask management any questions or give your advice because they know everything. Truly Covanta is a great place if it was run right. The new HR department don't get me started. Safety is only important when important corporate people are around. Just remember you're only as good as your last good deed. Toxic people and Environment. Very Sad.

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    Covanta2019-10-20
  6. "Great Work Enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, supportive environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Micro Management tends to be a problem

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    Covanta2019-08-28
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lorton, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Covanta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Dirty, hot, and smelly but you get use to the smell quickly.

    Covanta2019-08-24
  8. "Environmental"

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Asheboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covanta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    I have none so far.

    Covanta2019-07-24
  9. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Storekeeper 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good pay. - Good benefits. - Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    - Lots of working hours.

    Covanta2019-07-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "The versum CIO"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covanta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing really, no drive to enhance. Poor management, the new CIO is biased. Wants to bring all versum staff, doesn’t communicate, has a filthy attitude and talks about his previous company and role way too much. The new cio doesn’t even know who the key players are or Have made no effort.

    Cons

    All of the above lol!

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    Covanta2019-07-30
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