CenterPoint Energy

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Updated Jul 26, 2014

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3.6 46 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

David M. McClanahan

(30 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Benefits. Good Co-workers.

    ConsWith so many employees reaching retirement eligibility, they need to garner the wealth of knowledge these individuals have and incentive more tenured employees to do knowledge transfer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsRewarding career. They appreciate you. Compensation was fair.

    ConsHQ in Houston.

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

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    Highly professional office, with little moaning.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, good teamwork atmosphere. Plenty of opportunities for raises and promotion on the professional side. Training is always available if you ask for it.

    ConsLots of corporate shuffling means some problems with inexperience. The manager that leads your team might not be as qualified as the subject matter experts that are less well paid. If you have a motivated team player as a SME, then you should be fine.

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

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    Advancing in technology and has a lot of growth potential.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThere is a lot of growth potential and the leadership moving towards advanced technology. There is great life/work balance, great benefits, and the compensation is competitive. Very nice atmosphere.

    ConsThey have been a bit slow into moving towards using technology so even though they are quickly closing this gap there is still a lot of improvements to be made for efficiency purposes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe work life balance is great but the hours should be more flexible for salaried employees such as: if you come in at 7 you can leave at 4; if you come in at 8 you can leave at 5.....there should not be a set schedule. Most of the companies do not have a set schedule for professionals.

    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, great and intelligent work force

    Protection Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRelaxed work environment, properly spaced out projects and good management

    ConsPay is a bit low compared to other surrounding companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees comparably with the market

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

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    Fun place to work at

    Contractor (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCompany will be in market for a long time, has many ties and very stable. Decent pay and friendly top management

    ConsNot many chances for entry level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hands down best company I have ever worked for

    Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsI am so gratefule to work for CenterPoint Energy. I have never received so much praise and appreciation in my work than I do here. In my department, management really appreciates every employees contribution and everyone is happy to be here. I had no idea companies like this existed. A work-life balance is encouraged and respected. Working for CenterPoint Energy could probably be the most stable job in the country. Not only are you working for one of the most booming oil/gas economys America has to offer, but you are working for the energy supplier. If you work here then you are set. There is no doubt about that.

    ConsNot as fast paced as I am used to and work does not seem challenging at times. Somewhat trivial and common sense. I am only a year into my career though so I understand you have to build a foundation in the work area though. We will see....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meter Reader

    Meter Reader (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to work for. Good working hours plus pay as good as well.

    ConsNo opportunity for growth. Once we found out our department was getting cut there were no opportunities to move to other areas of the company.

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

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    Great company

    Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCenterPoint is a great company. Everyone's been nice and hard working. Great employee benefit. Can get a lot of help from any kinds of people, managers, analysts, directors, engineers, etc.

    ConsThe only challenge may be understanding different work processes within this big energy firm. There are lots of things going on at the same time and you need to keep track of them. But as said it would be challenging and you really can get the most out of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Master Electrician (Current Employee) Coon Rapids, MN

    ProsYou are provided a company van and are paid pretty well for the work you do. There is an overall feeling of teamwork.

    ConsYou work a lot of overtime year-round, takes a long time working for the company to earn vacation hours, and sometimes the work feels monotonous.

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

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