CenterPoint Energy

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Updated April 24, 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)

  • There is great life/work balance, great benefits, and the compensation is competitive (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Low salary compared to other engineering jobs in Houston (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Associate Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workplace is relaxed and management doe not micromanage.

    Cons

    PE is necessary to advance to management.

  2. Lead Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great quality of life, good benefits, fair pay, challenging work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, commute into downtown

  3. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and flexible schedules

    Cons

    Performance not really taken into consideration for raises and bonuses, tries to make everyone equal

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  5. Great start to learning the business environment.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and helpful management.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, could have been more structured and more guidance for interns.

  6. Service Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for in a stable industry. With the baby boomers getting ready to retire, they will be a significant amount of upcoming opportunities for the upcoming generation.

    Cons

    Centerpoint Energy culture has significant emphasis on loyalty, sometimes to the detriment of performance.Promotions take time and must be patient if seeking to be promoted to a supervisory or management role.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives to high performers.

  7. Electrical Engineering Co-op

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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Real projects given
    -Wonderful opportunity to network with industry professionals
    -Pay was great

    Cons

    Starts off pretty slow, just like any other internship. Take this time to meet everyone in the department. If you don't have enough work, go and find some.

    Advice to Management

    A structured intern development program would be nice

  8. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the benefits and the appreciation they show their workers.

    Cons

    Did like hour in call center very competitive and everyone is fighting for that one position to get out of the call center. Very little growth in call center.

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Career Adavancement

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good stable company with challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of local career adavancement

    Advice to Management

    Value degrees

  10. Good place to start.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start, getting trained and move on.

    Cons

    Still a "good ole boy" mentality. They will only move you up if "they" think you need to be moved up.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded to change. Allow employees to better themselves and be a better, more positive influence for the company.

  11. Great company with room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and decent pay. Everyone complains and says it should be better, but if you look up market data, it's on par. Room for advancement is there and they like to promote from within. However, a lot of it is who you know.

    Cons

    Growth/promotion opportunities are slow. Some people value time in the company over abilities. There is a lot of room for process improvement. Inter-division/department communication and team work could improve. Changes are made that have unilateral effects on other areas without any fore warning.

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