CenterPoint Energy
3.4 of 5 37 reviews
www.centerpointenergy.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Nov 2, 2013

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88% Approve of the CEO

CenterPoint Energy President, CEO, and Director David M. McClanahan

David M. McClanahan

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Positive internship experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsCNP values their co-ops and interns. You're treated like an actual employee and work on projects that contribute to both the company and your learning. In addition to the facility tours and Lunch & Learns, they offer plenty of networking, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. Managers are approachable and co-workers are always willing to mentor and share their knowledge. Overall, it's a great place to begin an internship or co-op.

ConsNone. Didn't experience anything negative.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Internship Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThey treat you like a real employee and provide several opportunities for professional growth and learning such as etiquette classes, lunch with leadership, etc. Lots of free food!

ConsI really didn't experience any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been an honor to work as an Intern here.

Intern (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at CenterPoint Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsAs a utility, CenterPoint offers job security like no other company can. CenterPoint cares about its employees and the excellent benefits are proof of that commitment.

ConsAs a regulated utility, salaries are not as high as other companies. CenterPoint must explain its expenses to the state.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very large company that has the potential for growth, great working enviroment

Senior Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

ProsAbility to network within your own organization.

ConsSo large that some of the tasks that should only take a moment to accomplish takes a lifetime.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that departments are grouped in a way that focuses on team building relationships, not separate empires.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People, Great Salaries, Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAn employee centered, successful energy business.
Career growth and potential is excellent.
Employee engagement is a priority

ConsCompany footprint is large and makes communications sometimes a challenge

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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CenterPoint Energy is a wonderful company.

IT Technical Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsLimitless training, diversity, wonderful benefits, telecommuting and competitive salary.

ConsMust wait at least one year before promoting up to another position.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work, with room for career growth.

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

ProsGood pay, good benefits, lots of opportunities to move up, and CNP is really helpful in advancing their employee's education and value. Overall, I've been very impressed with the company so far. It is corporate, so it has its dumb rules that people don't like all the time, but for the most part it's a good place to work. Love that my job isn't my life!

ConsIt's corporate so rules can be a bit over bearing. Interdepartmentally issues can be a drag, but you'll see this in just about any company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast paced and need employees that multi-task.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

ProsHas opportunities to grow and be promoted and if you are able to relocate to other areas we serve you can move up even faster with this company.

ConsOlder work force that will take a lot of knowledge with them when they leave and most of the information they have learned isn't written down so the lack of cross training may hurt us later on.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross Train and show up unexpected to interview different employees on their turf to see how they really feel about the areas they wprk in and materials they work with,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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