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Interesting business model
Solutions Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJ2 December 2017
Learned a lot about electronic waste recycling, energy from waste plants and haz and non-haz waste disposal. My direct superiors were very supportive.
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Not the best place to work
Former emploee (Former Employee) –  Courtice, ON27 October 2017
Heavy and contaminated dust. A very dirty place to work. Salary is low. The company is cheap. Lack of training. People are not staying there for a long time
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
Lots of it
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Industrial Maintenance
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CT24 October 2017
older facility good benefits, dirty work environment, pay is better than average, hard hard work but can be rewarding. long hours and many dangerous situations. lots of temperature extreams. not for light weights!
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Covanta is a challenging but can be educational
Chief Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VA24 October 2017
Covanta has been a great place for me as far as personal growth goes, it has its ups and downs but a lot can be learned.
They offer a good benefit package and the compensation is decent. there are a lot of great people working for the company.
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Covanta is a good place to work
Senior Accountant, Corporate (Current Employee) –  Morristown, NJ22 October 2017
Covanta is a good place to work. The co-workers here are team players and are really helpful. Since I started working here, I have learned a lot and am very appreciative to the team for the many improvements that we have accomplished.
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Alot of things to watch out for and be safe
Crane Operator (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN28 September 2017
Teaches you a lot about environment and safety. Also teaches you your self is money more important or family. I have been able to do a lot while working for this company. They take pride in safety and it takes a team to make that happen.
Pros
Money
Cons
Time with family
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Excellent for Global Ecology
Director of Software Development (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, NJ21 September 2017
Most of my day was spent managing large scale software development & implementation projects.
The culture at Covanta was very fast paced - changes occurred regularly in timeframes, scope, etc.
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Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VA3 August 2017
Pay is GREAT!

However, you give up a lot to work here. The management is terrible. Very political. If you aren't friends with management you will not stick around to long.

They employ a lot of drug addicts and continue to employ them while in and out of rehab facilities. Work here at your own risk!
They will get rid of good workers at the drop of a hat.
Pros
Money
Cons
Very risky : other people's condition when coming to work.
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Company First
Manager (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJ13 June 2017
Covanta expects employees to be available when needed and to work hours necessary. Home life is not a company consideration. People are fairly compensated, decent benefits.
Pros
pay
Cons
time at work
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I work theare sence 1999
Lead welder (Former Employee) –  Every where11 May 2017
Good peaple...Brother hood.
Good chance to promote you self,they have many position from cleaning to inside ofice..so,welder,operator,mechanik,electricians,security...ect
Pros
Many times
Cons
3 brakes
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Great place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OK4 May 2017
Great place to work wish they had this company here in Chicago IL. This was a awesome company to work for and if I could work for them again i would with out a question.
Pros
Great pay, always able to work over time
Cons
not a company in chicago
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Don't trust management and get the job discription before hand
Auxiliary Operator (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, AL17 April 2017
Management will lie to you just to get you in the door. Job and benefits were not at all what I was told it would be. Insurance was higher and pay was less after I accepted the job and started. Nastiest place I've ever worked with hazardous waste all around. Stay away from this site, especially management.
Pros
5 days off to look for another job
Cons
Management, work environment
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Very Good Operations Experience
Facility Operations & Maintenance Intern (Former Employee) –  Agawam, MA4 April 2017
If you're looking for a facility operations job where there is something new everyday, then Covanta is worth looking into. They are always looking for operations engineers and supervisors for their hundreds of facilities. This is a business that will always be around.
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Covanta was a great place to work.
Operating Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CT9 March 2017
Covanta was a well run company with an excellent staff that worked hard and worked extraordinarily well with each other. Covanta is staffed by several hard working employees who understand the importance of hard work and dedication.
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Great Culture Awful Management
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Morristown, NJ9 March 2017
Some of the engineers are very intelligent and visionaries. You can learn a lot from them. Senior management is aweful and completely disconnected from the needs of the company and what is necessary to improve company.
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Great
Safety and Health Intern (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJ3 March 2017
Great Internship program for students looking to get into either operations, engineering or safety. The culture was very relaxed yet productive. I enjoyed my time here.
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This is the worst company to work for in the country.
Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Kapolei, HI26 February 2017
Management treats the workers as slaves. They Do Not promote, protect or hire women. Mandatory 60 hour work weeks, under intense management supervision. Management disrespects their employees by talking behind workers backs, trying to cause workers to turn on each other. The Honolulu plant supervisors have told the employees,"You work with trash, how do you expect to be treated?" Disgraceful .... stay far away from this employer.
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Building Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJ20 February 2017
a laid back atmosphere employees are very friendly and helpful.
management is open to suggestions to make the workplace better
Pros
management
Cons
healthcare
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Covanta Summary
Senior Analyst, Mergers & Acquisitions (Current Employee) –  Morristown, NJ20 February 2017
Management smart and thoughtful. Work-life balance is adequate. Company is growing. Location desirable. No complaints.
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Enjoyed the work
Accounts Receivable/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jamesville, NY17 February 2017
I enjoyed the work. Management on the other hand was brutal. My immediate supervisor made it impossible to remain. I would have remained with this company had it not been so difficult to work for her.
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