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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated November 30, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance is not that great" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Promotions based on good old boy system in bargaining positions" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "new hire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are top notch for this region

    Cons

    testing is very different from practice


  2. "Electrical Engineering Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great professional work place and lots of opportunity to develop into an engineer. Work life balance is good. Lots of four day work weeks. Depends on department.

    Cons

    Some staff members do not communicate workplace concerns openly that makes it nearly impossible to fix the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff members to resolve workplace issues.

  3. "Lineman"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pension, benefits, pto increases with years of service, 401k 1 for 1 up to 6%, equipment is usually up to date.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in many areas


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability is good but leads to boredom

    Cons

    Technology way behind and slow to develop/accept. Still lots of paper pushing. Electric side only takes check, no online, credit card, etc.


  5. "Procurement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great at CenterPoint

    Cons

    Good old boy system makes it hard to advance


  6. "Awesome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a great Company with Great values

    Cons

    It is a world of constant change


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, a lot of overtime, decent pay. If you meet all metrics, bonus and raise every year.

    Cons

    High call volume, very stressful, very high demand, required to be at work during a hurricane, easy to get on a step of discipline for anything. Very stressful work.

    Advice to Management

    Create an outlet for your agents to handle irate customers, since there are plenty.

  8. "Contract"

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    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Overtime is offered. People are nice.

    Cons

    Overtime is taken away then given back sporadically throughout the month/week.


  9. "Great, for a utility company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company overall, if you’re a union employee.

    Cons

    Mistakes for support employees are not tolerated.


  10. "Pretty solid pay. Overall good except for alot ot corporate red tape."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent . People are not bad .

    Cons

    Cooperate everything. Bothersome at times for long chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    People in the people you working in each area. There isn't an umbrella to cover all different areas.