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CenterPoint Energy Reviews

Updated May 1, 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. "Love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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. "Human Resource Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resource Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Human Resource Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Work-life-balance
    Very Collaborative Work Environment
    Progressive Pay Scale

    Cons

    Hard To Move To New Positions


  3. "Good overall so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very overall friendly people, everybody wants to help you succeed if you're actually trying to do well on your work.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of tedious desk work or paper work. Lots of meetings, but still nothing I couldn't handle.


  6. "customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule options. Great work environment. Lots of growth and education opportunities. Safety as a core value. All around great place to work.

    Cons

    Rotating light and heavy amounts of work. Occasionally slow if you enjoy being consistently busy.

    Advice to Management

    Management has always been very good.


  8. "Distribution System Protection Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome environment. Everyone is super nice and super helpful. Really enjoyed my experience

    Cons

    Nothing negative. Maybe that it took a week to get badges and a computer.

    Advice to Management

    The staff is super friendly and awesome. Maybe add teas in the individual service center break room.


  9. "Overall Great Place to Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on actual engineering tasks. You also get a lot of interaction with other interns through regular intern gatherings and more.The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the work can seem a little slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great overall company. Love working there

    Cons

    Not many cons, good company


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and great flexibility for families.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be slower than some other companies such as some in oil & gas.


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