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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Scott M. Prochazka
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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. "Love it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Administrative Support Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "My Centerpoint Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Good overall so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "customer service"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, benefits, great company, can move around and get promoted very easily, cross trained, can gain alot of knowledge in oil and gas field

    Cons

    vacation, call volumn,management , workload is overwhelming, shift bids,too much is expected of you, too many system changes


  9. "Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, honest company that values the safety of the employees. Company is also very community focused and gives plenty of opportunity to volunteer within the community.

    Cons

    slow path for progression/growth, lower paying than oil/gas in many cases, they tend to promote based on years of service and not knowledge/skill

    Advice to Management

    Executives need to put more weight on peoples performance and not their length of service.


  10. "Consultants"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, The focus on safety is good

    Cons

    Promotions are based on who you know and not who is best for the job.


  11. "Art Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad range of projects and clients; you can do whatever you're willing to take on; ability to move within the company; very stable AND innovative market with much growth potential; great co-workers; excellent benefits; flex schedules

    Cons

    Slow to refill positions, many feel stretched too thin; upper management rotates too much/quickly; too much culture change/lack of communication & transparency as more MN entities report thru southern headquarters; while work/life balance is great for many, others in middle management constantly work in stress mode and are pulled too many directions

    Advice to Management

    Upper management could improve getting to know the folks who report to them all the way down the chain to understand what they do and how it affects the company; managers could hold reports accountable for their negative behavior


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