CPS Energy

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Still a good place to work.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Electrician Foreman in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Electrician Foreman in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at CPS Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

A solid company to work for.

Cons

There is little to none transparency between upper management and labor craft.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember, we are all in it together.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    CPS not friendly to external hires

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at CPS Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have their own lunch room and the food is terrific. They have a great wellness program.
    I think Mr Benaby is doing as good a job as the city will allow. Customer rates continue to increase at a moderate rate. This is directly attributable to the cost of materials, rather than any internal spending issues. Historically, San Antonio's energy costs have been far below that of the rest of the nation.

    Cons

    CPS would benefit from bringing in an external peer review team to assess the true corporate culture. Management should not be allowed to be present during the interviews so as to encourage employee honesty, and to ensure them there will be no retribution for their honest opinions. Until the culture changes there will continue to be dissatisfaction/dissidence.

    There seems to be a great deal of in-breeding in the environment. When external employees with technical expertise obtained through degree, certifications and decades of experience are brought in to provide new perspectives, the employees' ideas are quickly stifled by middle management.

    The same employees, promised supervisory positions, are relegated to support staff positions then summarily dismissed by management for non performance. Their rationale being an external person could never be as trained as well as an internal candidate.

    Status quo is encouraged by intermediate/mid-management. Further, there are some core personnel allowed to run rampant over all other employees, regardless to their often outrageous behavior.

    False allegations of misbehavior/or an imbalanced view of disagreements are commonplace.
    Senior employees provide incorrect direction the new employees follow. When the error is found by middle management, the less tenured employee is counseled. Further, when the new employee has documented they were following the instruction of a specific employee, they are then chastised for documenting the name of the person whose directions they were following. This causes a hostile working environment for many due to the actions of a few.

    To their detriment, CPS senior management is shielded from the problems by middle management.

    Finally, no arbitration agreement is required by CPS when an employee begins their employment (like some companies do). However, when an employee files a grievance they are required to sign an arbitration agreement (which states that they agree to waive their right to trial) in order to file the grievance. During exit interview, employees wanting to file grievance with their former managers, are required to sign the same arbitration agreement and waive rights to a court proceeding. A less educated person, not aware of their employment rights, would unwittingly sign away those rights to a future trial by jury.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CPS would benefit from bringing in an external peer review team to assess the true corporate culture. Management should not be allowed to be present during the interviews so as to encourage employee honesty, and to ensure them there will be no retribution for their honest opinions. Until the culture changes there will continue to be dissatisfaction/dissidence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was grateful for my time there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at CPS Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly, and good family values. Very flexible with all employees when comes to time needed off. Competitive salaries along with great employee incentive programs. Ability to move around the company to different areas. My management team was one of the best i have ever worked with in my years of working. Management tries to give you all the tools needed to be efficient. Non micromanaging, and respects employees, and gives them the trust as professionals that tasks will be completed, which leads to a very productive and consistent team unity and production.

    Cons

    lack of job openings despite a major need across the board. Some department heads do NOT work well with others, and get on power trips which causes many meetings that seem to lead to nowhere. To many different angles being taken at times which leads to many people going in different directions, and not coming to a solution in a timely or cost efficient manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the company has great management, and work great with their team, but a select few make things very difficult sometimes to get tasks completed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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