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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Construction Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Tons of freedom, great pay, great support and great benefits

    Cons

    If you don't like long hours, it's not for you


  2. "I wish I started 10 years ago."

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    Current Employee - Service Tech in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, safety culture, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions with out relocation.

  3. "SENIOR ENGINEER"

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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 work atmosphere. Excellent people to work with. Management constantly trying to get your feedback in order to get better and attract the best talent.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to get noticed despite the good work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Make the recruitment process more transparent.


  4. "Good company"

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable jobs, good working environment

    Cons

    Did not find any so far


  5. "Great company, great culture, great benefits, harder to move up career ladder internally."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid-back culture, nice pension and 401K match, stable company since most of its business is regulated.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. May have to wait longer for promotions. Pipeline for leadership is Strategic Planning. If you want to move up in the company, go to that that group.

    Advice to Management

    Put ambitious employees on career track.


  6. "Great but...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, they always feeding you, massage chair room, ping pong table room, many break rooms, 10 min personal time breaks

    Cons

    HEAVY workloads, customers are awful, 12+ hour days, a lot of mandatory overtime, 30 min breaks but it takes like half the time to get to the elevator and for them to come. So breaks are best used for restrooms and Quick calls. Now some managers are cool understanding helpful and laid back but then you have the ones who have something to prove. Every job have some kind of quota or measurement you need to reach however can you honestly expect someone to help a customer with their gas bill questions and electric meter questions or payments or installment set up in 6 mins 🤔. Am i really listening and helping the customer or am i punching a timer? You make great money here but gonna work your tail off to earn it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so tough on your reps. They take a lot of crap from the customers and are trying. Lower the metrics a little make it a little easier to obtain. Give your managers some type of empathy training because they are cold and boarder line Pervy. And forget going to upper management because you have to have fbi evidence almost to get anything done since it’s a reps work against managers.


  7. "Gas service technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company so far will have to update

    Cons

    None have been with them long enough

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    The work is easy. Good first job.

    Cons

    The volume of work is what kills you. Also the lack of tools needed to do the job effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on personal feelings and remove mediocre management and leadership.


  9. "Overall good place to work"

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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

    Respectful environment, opportunity for growth, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low, health insurance leaves a bit to be desired, good 401(k) and pension plan though

    Advice to Management

    Continue the forward progrress


  10. "Director"

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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

    Nice people with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Some employees were reluctant to share information


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