CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Scott M. Prochazka
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good and benefits are average (in 6 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great benefits long term (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The natural gas side of the company has a very weak union and has a strong "Good ole Boy" system in place (in 4 reviews)

  • I have found that there is still some of the "good ole boy" system still left in the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Feel used and unappreciated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very good

    Cons

    Dealing with irate customers and management

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    Low performance culture with lots of politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are smart and have zero ambition or drive OR you're not very smart but like to play political games, this is your place.

    Cons

    A group of 50-somethings who have been working together for 25+ years are focused on playing games, not managing the business. Good thing they have limited business skills. Unfriendly to outsiders.

    Advice to Management

    Hold a lottery and send every other person home. Gas system pressure and electric service? The same. Shareholder value? Increased, Ratepayer value? Exponentially increased.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Waste of time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of anything at all.

    Cons

    This is the most political company I've ever seen. Nothing gets done in a straight forward way. It all depends on who you know and, worse, who you are related to!

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century.


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  5. When the company was Entex it was great. But when HL&P took it over it went down hill.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meter Mech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Meter Mech in Houston, TX

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It has fairly good pay and good health benefit's and 401k.

    Cons

    They don't do things by the book. They cut corners. They don't respect the hourly people or the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude and be more respectful and friendly to the common people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Still a very dysfunctional corporate climate and leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    Good core values concept and benefits. CEO is great! Was there for over 22 years...

    Cons

    Not very open to diversity in workforce. Senior Management very entrenched in covering for managers and unfair promotion / hiring practices.

    Advice to Management

    Better inclusion and get rid if the 'good old boys' and mentality that dominates the company and it's subsidiaries. Need to train leadership to really lead or move them out of company



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