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Covanta views employee talent as a key pillar of success within our company. We recognize the importance of a strong and highly-motivated workforce to drive profitable growth, on a foundation of operational and service excellence. Attracting, developing, retaining and advancing talent are among our most important priorities.

We aim to attract high-potential individuals who have a passion for what we do. We are focused on building a diverse workforce and stand committed to providing a culture of diversity and inclusion, work/life balance and pay for performance, all supported by a comprehensive total reward package.

Training programs are offered at individual, supervisory and management levels to further develop our employees.


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Values and Culture

At Covanta, we are excited to build a global team united by shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, trust, responsibility and corporate citizenship.

Our positive work culture brings employees together with the common goals of improving the environment, supporting the waste disposal and energy needs of our client communities, and maintaining safe operations in all that we do. 

Building a Great Place to Work

Early Career Development Program

Successful people are like successful ideas. They don’t happen overnight but need the right environment to develop and reach their full potential. That’s why we offer a multi-year rotational program for recent college graduates to build functional expertise and a strong foundation for future roles.

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Compensation and Benefits

We are proud to offer an attractive total rewards package to our employees. This includes comprehensive benefits, competitive base pay with both short and long-term incentives. 

A majority of benefits, including medical coverage, are effective on the first day of hire.