CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated August 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)

  • 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. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - TX - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - TX - Texas in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work schedule and benefits are great

    Cons

    Has been a struggle to move up


  2. Service Consultant

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    Current Employee - Service Consultant in Bellaire, TX
    Current Employee - Service Consultant in Bellaire, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CenterPoint Energy is a Large Utility with a Tremendous amount of Opportunity in various Employment Disciplines

    Cons

    It is a Public Utility Company, which typically pays less than your Privatized Energy company or an Oil & Gas business

    Advice to Management

    I feel that all management should pay careful attention to the changes in tide, the Baby Boomers are retiring in mass ....and it is important to ensure that their immense knowledge is passed on accordingly


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for and good benefits

    Cons

    Promotions takes years and years to get

    Advice to Management

    Try encouraging your talent by giving promotions and an avenue for your employees to follow


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Extremely solid employment with bureaucratic controls

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely good benefits and work life balance. There is almost nothing you could hope to want in regard to the benefits.

    Cons

    Short vision and extremely reactive company. The company is a large utility with bureaucratic controls which make them far behind the times pertaining to technology and other processes.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to be more creative and open


  6. disfunctional leadership and lack of vision

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits and hard to get fired if you are a senior level person. But it is a steady job and the payroll checks didn't bounce. So they have that going for them.

    Cons

    Because the leadership is short of vision, they tend to have reactive management rather than pro-active. For example: If there is a hurricane that hits their region, you can bet that there will be voluntary retirements, then layoffs within 12 months after they fix stuff. Kinda sad


  7. Solid old fashioned company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Comfortable work environment Training opportunities

    Cons

    Poor communication from top management Feels old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Be open to views from the guys "in the trenches"


  8. C&M TECH II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse, TX

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and great hours.

    Cons

    Working conditions are outside and can be rough depending on the weather.


  9. Solid utility, limited growth

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, growing utility not affected by significant downturns in the market. Company is continually growing and makes a good use of its resources and people

    Cons

    Limited opportunity if you aren't interested in operations/field, but they are working on that. Career growth is limited by aging workforce not retiring.


  10. Project scheduler

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is attainable

    Cons

    Lots of contractors so you have to stand out to be full-time


  11. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Not too much work to do

    Cons

    People are too relaxed sometimes



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