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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • In some pockets there is the good ole boy attitude (in 10 reviews)

  • The natural gas side of the company has a very weak union and has a strong "Good ole Boy" system in place (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Friendly. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Aggressive career progression is suppressed.


  2. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong compensation and benefits
    Advancement and development opportunities available and encouraged
    Strong community involvement

    Cons

    Union movement and advancement is seniority based so some employees have a difficult time with that.

  3. "It's who you know, not your qualifications"

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    Former Employee - Construction in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Construction in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of overtime, whether you want it or not.
    They match 6% in your 401 k
    You get to work outside most of the time.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, but who you know.
    It makes for extremely weak, and unqualified management, in the local office anyway.


  4. "Regulatory Relations"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great benefits. Flex- time. Competent CEO.

    Cons

    Didn't take my previous experience in the industry into account when hired because I hadn't worked for a utility in the past. Two decades in the regulatory world in the gas and power business counted for nothing, but I really needed the job.


  5. "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Relaxed environment, Empowering bosses

    Cons

    Chairs could be more comfortable


  6. "Administrative Support Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Clerk in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Clerk in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is growing. CEO is young and hungry!

    Cons

    No one wants to retire therefor there is not much movement. Raises are barely the cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    None. They do what they have to.


  7. "My Centerpoint Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some really great people

    Cons

    Implementing change took a very long time

  8. "Good overall so far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is not low, just too average. Also would be nice to have more vacation days or exchange sick days for vacation days


  9. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with business clients. Although things have changed drastically in the past five years - making it extremely difficult to get anything done.

    Cons

    New I.T. Leadership has made it difficult to service our clients. There is too much bureaucracy, governance, and policy that it makes it extremely difficult to get anything done in a timely manner. The clients are choosing to outsource rather than jump through the internal hoopla.

    Advice to Management

    Why?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Fair pay
    -Great people
    -Family environment

    Cons

    -Good ole' boy system. Many people have worked there for years and years and when it comes to promotions it seems its a lot of politics
    -Very little pay raises
    -Male dominated
    -Very little flexibility for working parents
    -Way too much pressure to give to organizations especially United Way. And if you didn't give to United Way they would figure out who you were.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people who are truly qualified and not just based on personal preferences. Lay off the employee giving.


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