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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

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

  • Work/life balance is not that great (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Service Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pay and Peer Groups. A lot of long time experience of 30 plus years still employed. Wealth of knowledge

    Cons

    Preference for cutting costs by using contract employees and the cost of full time employees. Profits before basic common sense practices.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with care and compassion and not like Robots. Better upper management placement.


  2. "Scheduler"

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

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good PTO, flexible hours, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    Outdated systems for plugging in data

  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company that cares about employees and community

    Cons

    Slow to innovate. New ideas are hard to gain acceptance if your not 20+ yr employee

    Advice to Management

    Listen with tenure and age bias to new ideas


  4. "customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the pay, benifits, and hours

    Cons

    dont really get much help


  5. "Meter installer"

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    Current Employee - Meter Installer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Meter Installer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good wage and pension package. Union positions

    Cons

    Need to consider workers off time

    Advice to Management

    Work with us


  6. "Great company to work for with stable job market presense"

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    Former Employee - Senior Transmission Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Transmission Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, volunteering opportunities, benefits, and co-workers.

    Cons

    If you do not have a good system in place for multiple project tasking, you will get over whelmed by the multiple hats you must wear.

    Advice to Management

    Understand employee needs and concerns.


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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 company and a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Starting pay may not be as high as other places, but keep in mind the pension they offer.

  8. "office service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    don't have no problem with them


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Depending on department and location good management and people

    Cons

    Depending on department and location there is some very poor management and although good people, those departments result in an environment that people are too afraid to trust anyone they work with.

    Advice to Management

    The first 18 years of my career I had good management and worked in good environments that helped promote people and have the company succeed. But prior to my retirement I saw the new management allowing drama, making decisions without any facts, and creating an environment of mistrust and lower productivity because too much time is spent by both employees and lower level management covering themselves.


  10. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Place to learn and do real engineering work

    Cons

    Workload varies on department. Some are slow, some are fast paced


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