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Updated Jul 13, 2021

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3.8
72%
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59%
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CenterPoint Energy President and Chief Executive Officer  David J. Lesar  (no image)
David J. Lesar
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company with great benefits(in 40 reviews)

  • "Friendly Work Environment; Good Benefits(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Still a "good ole boy" mentality(in 11 reviews)

  • "In some pockets there is the good ole boy attitude(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent company to work for.

      Jul 8, 2021 - Engineering in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for.

      Cons

      No complaints what so ever!

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Lacking Trust/Flexibility/Benefits Workforce Burning Out

      Jun 1, 2021 - Information Technology in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable workplace. The company did go through a merger and had some layoffs, but they laid off all of the wrong people. There are workers in the company that just come in, talk to other people, then leave for the day with little to no contribution. This is commonplace every day.

      Cons

      The company lacks trust in its vital technical staff. We successfully worked remotely for well over a year, but that success was ignored and workers are now being forced back into the workplace. The lack of continued flexibility will result in the talent within the IT department to take up opportunities within another organization, thus leaving the other useless workers around to progress the company in the right direction. There’s an expectation that the workforce will perform better in the office, but that’s ignorant - I have to now spend 1-2 hours driving each day, where I was able to spend that extra time working from home. I won’t be contributing any after-hours work going forward. Don’t allow HR to tell you that you can’t get more vacation. This company is stingy with the vacation benefits (3 weeks until you’ve been with the company for 12 years or something like that).

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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Stable, but old-fashioned

      Jun 28, 2021 - Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Normally a stable industry. Since 2018, several layoffs that don't make the news. The corporate environment is more diverse than the service center environment. The service center is less progressive for minorities. Certainly a "good Ole boy" environment in the service centers.

      Cons

      Current leadership in 2021 out of touch with employee concerns. New leadership treats employees as of they should be lucky to work for company and lauded attrition as a positive. Very difficult to get into leadership if you start off too low in the company. Many managers cannot offer team members support because they are detached from the teams they manage.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work with good work life balance

      Jul 5, 2021 - Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company culture at CenterPoint Energy is fantastic and is filled with great people. There work load is fair and working more than 40 hrs a week is not common. Job security is top notch.

      Cons

      Being in the business of utilities, work can be slow and there are not big bonuses that can be achieved such as oil and gas.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Do not be fooled ;)

      May 15, 2021 - Field Sales Representative in Golden Valley, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You make your own schedule.

      Cons

      A complete utter lack of adequate technology. My typewriter as a child was more adept than the clutter being used at this outfit. You will need to keep your own books, meaning even though you are a w-2 employee the company still suggests you to monitor your sales getting paid, they don't know if they got all of your sales paid. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing. If you need technical support good luck, the only thing they know how to do is to tell you that your problems are made up as a figment of your imagination. No one will believe you if you have an issue, they resort to saying it's probably a fluke and if you can't reproduce it than you are clearly lying. Work hours are ridiculous in the summer, prepare to give up your entire life from April-December if you want to make any money in this job. The stress and anxiety fostered here is better than even the worst of Japanese internment camps, if you don't believe me try the job out.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 13, 2021 - Accountant in Bellaire, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Care for the community and its employees

      Cons

      Not up-to-speed with modern business trends

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall, my experience has been ok. Not bad. Not great.

      Jun 30, 2021 - Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The 6 percent employer match on 401k contributions is a huge perk. The pension plan is also a very big perk.

      Cons

      The old school mentality in leadership is extremely disappointing. They are fighting against coming into the 21st century regarding a more flexible work schedule.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work.

      Jul 12, 2021 - Marketing Communications 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission-focused employees. Am industry that serves everyone.

      Cons

      M&A resulted in unfortunate layoffs.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work at

      Jul 12, 2021 - Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Respectful bosses

      Cons

      A little slow on promotions

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good employer

      Jul 9, 2021 - IT Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A Good place to work

      Cons

      no much negative about the company

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