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CenterPoint Energy Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Lineman Helper Interview

Lineman Helper
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in July 2014.

Interview Details – I just got the approval email from Centerpoint Energy after taking the interview. The email came within a few hours after my interview. Before the interview you had to take and pass the CAST test which was pretty challenging due to the time restraint. Don't worry about finishing just answer as many questions right as possible. Don't take forever to do each question. If the question looks too hard just move on to the next. Make sure your answers and the bubble sheet matches the test. It's very easy to skip an answer and start bubbling in the incorrect question.

Interview Question – Why should we pick you to be the next electrical lineman for our company?
What does safety mean to you?
Do you have any experience working with tools?
  Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Risk Manager Interview

Risk Manager
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in March 2014.

Interview Details – Submitted an resume through the company website. I saw the opportunity on one of the major hiring sites. I was contacted by email and asked to schedule an initial phone interview. The phone interview was conducted by an HR rep and while she was cordial, it seemed as though she was simply reading questions she had been given and didn't seem to pay very much attention to the answers.

She did indicate the job was needing to be filled quickly and that I would receive feedback (whether I was to have an additional interview or whether I was no longer being considered) the following week. However, I was only notified several weeks later by a generic email that the position had been filled.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Advanced Customer Service Representative Interview

Advanced Customer Service Representative

Interviewed at CenterPoint Energy

Interview Details – Take an assessment - if you pass you will get an interview.

Interview Question – Normal Interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation in pay - was union.


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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Engineer Interview

Associate Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for on-campus interview through the university career services center. The first-round interview consisted of an interview with 2 CenterPoint Energy engineers who asked a mix of technical (basic) and behavioral/scenarios questions. I was invited to an on-site second-round interview at the Houston office. Interview consisted of a panel interview with 4 engineers from different business units. The questions were similar to the first interview, a mix of technical (basic) and behavioral/scenarios questions.

Interview Question – What are the main components of an electrical power grid?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Distribution Controller Interview

Distribution Controller
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in November 2010.

Interview Details – It helps to know some one in Human Resources to get to the interview process. If you do put in a resume, you may never hear that you been turned down for an interview. The better you know how to charm your interview panel is a plus, it can overcome your weaknesses in your qualifications.

Interview Question – What is electricity?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Co-Op Electrical Engineer Interview

Co-Op Electrical Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy.

Interview Details – Applied for the Coop position through my university's career services. I was accepted for the interview and went to it. It was very, very laid back. No technical questions. Not even behavioral questions such as, "Tell me a time when..." Just a casual conversation. Left the interview and a couple days later was offered the position. Very easy and my interviewer was so nice!

Interview Question – What are some of your favorite/least favorite classes?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It was decent pay for a co-op.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Communications Interview

Corporate Communications
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and interviewed at CenterPoint Energy.

Interview Details – Initial communications and pre employment drug testing were coordinated through email with HR. I had one group interview with four people after getting over being horribly sick, but I dragged myself there for a great opportunity and It wasn't intimidating at all. They were all very friendly. I felt that I livened the group up a bit. I'm slightly eccentric and I think being myself helped me to get the job.

Interview Question – They didn't really ask me anything difficult that I can remember.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – My pay was told to me, and it was way higher than I would have expected so I definitely accepted.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Infrastructure Engineer Interview

Infrastructure Engineer

Interviewed at CenterPoint Energy

Interview Details – The interview process was unusually long. This was an entry-level position I was interviewing for (right out of college), but was interviewed by a 10-person panel. Way overkill, in my opinion.

Interview Question – Questions were a mix of technical and behavioral. Fair altogether.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accountant I Entry Level Interview

Accountant I Entry Level
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in April 2009.

Interview Details – Met with two hiring managers. Standard questions about experience, did I have SAP experience (I did not). "Tell me about yourself" question and conversation. Each manager explained their department in depth, they asked if I had a preference, I said not at the moment.

Immediately met with director which was unexpected but necessary because the director was traveling for the next two weeks. Same set of questions.

Interview Question – One thing you would change about yourself.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Gave an offer over the phone, I countered and they said no, but I still took it.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Engineer Interview

Co-Op Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in October 2012.

Interview Details – It was just one 30-45 minutes interview, with standard behavioral questions. The interview was pretty relaxed and overall easy.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you implemented changes and what was the result of it.   Answer Question

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