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Review averages

  • 16 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    56.25%
    Good (2)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (2)
    12.5%
    Subpar (3)
    18.75%
    3.62
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Centerpoint Energy

Reviews - What employees say

3.62 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 20.Dec 2017
  • Employee

POLITICS

1.83

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

POLITICS

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Centerpoint Energy, Inc.
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT
  • 13.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

There is no support from management

Freedom to work independently


Career Development

You cannot develop your career here unless you know somebody that's already in a higher position than you. It is recommended that you network your way through the company. It is not big knowledgeable on what you know per your position. You can know your role front to back side to side but you will not advance.

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be more of a work-life balance they have a point system that is unfair if you're sick you're sick. The points stay on your file for one year from the date that you acquired . This causes the employee to them feel like they are walking on eggshells to keep their job. They need to revamp the attendance system along with the disciplinary system for the agents in customer service

What I like about the company

I like that they offer 401K matching. That's it

What I dislike about the company

I dislike how they pick and choose who will advance. I also dislike how the managers supervisors don't do everything necessary to help you in your career path to move forward in the company

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Centerpoint Energy, Inc.
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 18.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Although the company says it wants to grow its employees, the senior executives tend to promote politicians and yes men/women to the highest levels who say the programs are successful when in fact very few areas do so.

Support from management

Depends on area. After twenty years I saw it worse than it had ever been in the past.

Teamwork

Depends on the department. Some areas are fantastic, but others such as shared services and the call center have management that promote distrust and drama resulting in destroying team work.

Freedom to work independently

Again depends on department. The majority of my twenty years I was able to and was judged on productivity. The last two in shared service I was micro managed while still being given exceed performance reviews.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Once you hit in your 50's in management there is pressure to "move on" for many.

Office / Work Environment

Depends on department

Work-Life Balance

They use to. I left after twenty years and the manager that took my place stopped all alternate schedules

Suggestions for improvement

  • Follow up on success of projects in measurable and verifiable metrics. Many are rewarded and promoted based on a pretty presentation with made up numbers

What I like about the company

The people

What I dislike about the company

Politics

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Centerpoint Energy, Inc.
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 16 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    56.25%
    Good (2)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (2)
    12.5%
    Subpar (3)
    18.75%
    3.62
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Centerpoint Energy
3.62
16 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.26
22,858 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews