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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. "IT Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth opportunity if you perform well.

    Cons

    People are not open minded. Also new employees are not welcomed.


  2. "Great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very relaxed as long as you get your work done. Everyone in the engineering department is really nice and helpful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most places. Other than that there really aren't any cons. You can't evacuate for hurricanes because it's all hands on deck.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the engineers more if you want them to stay longer than 2 years.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Stable environment, with good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of employees who don't pull their weight, so if you are a "worker" you will get worked, with little to no reward.


  4. "Coordinate new service for commercial and residential customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Not always stuck in the office. 40% of work time in field

    Cons

    Not having the authority to control when a particular project will be built,but still given the responsibility if it fails


  5. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for overall

    Cons

    Management is an issue on the local level


  6. "Anonymous"

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

    Supportive management and leadership
    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    Very good benefits, pension, 401K, etc.
    Annual performance bonus
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Too many meetings
    Safety is jammed in our faces 24/7
    Required to submit safety observations every month/management is required to submit safety inspections every month

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of meetings to enhance productivity


  7. "Operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, 401 k match

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not that great

  8. "They have a lot of family in there so it's hard to move up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a job
    It's money
    Has 401k
    Will help with CDL
    Looks good for you to find a new job

    Cons

    Union is crap
    Family only pretty much to move up
    The welding is crap better be a pro before u get in

    Advice to Management

    Make it to where people want to be at work


  9. "Grest Work Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Land Surveyor
    Current Employee - Land Surveyor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Starting Pay and great work Environment. Management is really there to help.

    Cons

    Only con is that management takes too serious training online(CNP University) that doesn't apply to our job


  10. "Gas Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenterPoint Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great field exposure and very friendly work mates

    Cons

    Not in Houston, not much to do


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