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A typical work day is 12 hours. 3 months out of the year you work 72 hours a week.
Learned about emission control equipment and how to operate and maintain a waste to energy plant
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The only good thing about this place was the hourly rate. Management is horrible. You are not valued as an employee there, despite the number of years you devoted to them. To this company you are just a number.
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This company is difficult to put in words but here i go. At first being part of this company was an amazing opportunity that i was grateful to be apart of but now it seems to be losing its edge. Many workers have out of wack schedules that makes it hard for some to have a family life with overtime more than 16+ every week. The VP came to the facility and basically told his employees and i quote "If you don't like the way we work then....QUIT" which was very unprofessional when asked about basic things such as tools needed for the job. Some of the supervisors do a outstanding job but upper management needs a reboot in employee and customer services. The workers get along very well to keep the place running as normal but the hardest part of this job is not only management but growing in the company. Favoritism is a factor instead of skills and background when is comes to upper management all though the supervisors acknowledge the hard work in their co workers. The customers can be a hand full but not all. I would recommend this place to others to work but be prepared for anything.
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Learned a lot of valuable information at the plant. The staff at the facility was excellent during start up. Eventually diminished over time, like most power plants.
Pros
Great work ethic.
Cons
Trash Plants go through lots of wear and tear
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Working for Covanta was a great experience , it was challenging and the projects were challenging and once achieved it was a good feeling . I would love to work there again
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Training is not going to happen as long as the plant is up and running. Lot of safety issues. No lunch or breaks most days you are there. Pay progression is slow.
Cons
Som days no lunch
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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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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.
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Money
Cons
Very risky : other people's condition when coming to work.
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I was fired from covanta Montgomery as a crane operator by management who took their little cronies word about things they never bothered to investigate on their own..... This place is not the place to be if you can't fit in....
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Pay...benifits
Cons
Everything else you can imagine about an employer....
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Not a bad place to work considering the environmental situations you deal with.
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