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"Nice place to work if you like to settle for less"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CenterPoint Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Stable salary, work at your own pace. Good work life balance. No need for constant supervision. Affordable benefits. Good for people with children. Assists in (specific) school advancement. Nice for social events.

Cons

No upward mobility unless someone dies, quits or gets fired. Too many supervisors deciding the future of others they never physically see. Too many politics between co-workers determining future advancement. Upper level management moves around but never hires for new upper level positions. Too many employees settle and start to not care for others outside of their department. No new faces = no change in respecting others

Advice to Management

The more raises and opportunities you provide your employers the better the work ethic and more advice-opportunities to make more money. If you are losing money then it might be time to change management.

Other Employee Reviews for CenterPoint Energy

  1. "valuable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good starting point for a young engineer to begin his/her career

    Cons

    below average communication between managment and technical employees in regards to cost-saving process improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Improve effective listening skills


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for, just forget about diversity."

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers are great and could not be nicer, most people treat you with respect. The work/life balance is good and the location is great. Some truly knowledgeable people. A great place to get new skills.

    Cons

    As others have stated diversity does not exist at CenterPoint. It is ruled by WASP and indians. If you are gay, the impression I got is you better keep it to yourself. Meanwhile you will hear all about other people's marriages, kids, home life, etc etc. Domestic partner benefits…forget about it. Not even on the radar. Some departments still have a "good ole boy" mentality, this is due impart to the fact that lots of older employees are in cruise control till retirement rolls around.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the 21st century and offer domestic partner benefits like most of the other energy companies do. Realize that being inclusive gets you better people, especially when all the old timers retire.


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