CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

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CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
20 Reviews
3.7
20 Reviews
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CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric President and CEO David M. McClanahan
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  1.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Unix Systems Programmer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Unix Systems Programmer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Promotes Learning new things, good office culture, no gender bias or racial profiling.

    Cons

    Promotion/growth seems to have stagnated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its time for change, give opportunity to new talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place! Try it you may like it.

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

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric full-time

    Pros

    Get people, flexible schedule, competitive pay, sounds familiar but it's true!

    Cons

    Get a little more innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your younger colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance
    Family / community focused
    A good place to learn and the pace is slow enough and encourages its employees to become technical experts in their field.

    Cons

    Limited job advancement. Positions for upward mobility are very limited. When one position becomes available, the entire workforce has to compete because the availability of promotions are rare. Not a diverse workforce.... At all.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for advancement and learning

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

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful individuals and cowrokers as a whole

    Cons

    Lack of taking responsibility, lazy staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better performance metrics to see which coworkers are really working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good team environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is offered for many positions

    Cons

    CNP pays Average market salary

  7.  

    Great Place to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful employees in general

    Cons

    Some employees are sometimes ignorant and too subjective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply more open minded people or suffer brain drain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, huge potential for moving up, large format company with a lot of influence in the community.

    Cons

    Some departments are old guard, not quite sure how to grow the company. Lack in standardize processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some younger talent at the senior level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Corporate Culture in IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    secure job, once hired as full time it is very difficult to get fired; takes an illegal act - not the whim of a manager.

    Cons

    too much micro-management, very stressful - expectations are that you are available by email 24x7 - including all weekends & holidays.

    very antiquatated, regressive culture. Most staff have 25 to 35 years of seniority and they weild that over you. The mindset is very much "union" at all levels and they will not waver or vary from "treating everyone the same" - yet FAVORITISM IS RAMPANT!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    takes years and like all other companies, you must be favored or have a "guardian angel" helping you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

    Pros

    great environment, very knowledge of their job

    Cons

    work not very challenging I feel like i could have taken on more projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work ewnvironment :D

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a stable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

    Pros

    CenterPoint Energy offers a Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    CenterPoint Energey provides average market salary to employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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