It's worse than being a member of a brainwashed cult
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mississippi, MS – March 30, 2017
When I first started working at CNP, there were local offices scattered across the state. CSRs, a manager, a crew all worked in these offices. They had a sales floor showing off some of the natural gas products. The sales program was such that employees got rewarded for sales. You'd accumulate enough points to earn a free vacation. And that was how you afforded to go on your annual trip.
Except you went with your coworkers.
The company bred loyalty by keeping pay low and browbeat you into working overtime for free. It was for the greater good.
As time progressed, the company started to realize keeping branch offices open in every small,town, was a bad idea. So they closed these offices. You lost that sense of community because of it.
Now, the company will do anything to squeeze an extra nickel. Gone are the days where cuctomer service was the motivation. It's all about getting that nickel.
Yet, they still brainwash you into thinking that you, an employee, are valued. Oh, they serve lunch for free at the quarterly safety meeting....where an employee cooks you a cheap steak and you eat during the meeting where they roll out the latest cost savings measures and cuts. And as an employee, you buy into it.
They promote those that are the best at brainwashing others. If you are a free thinker, you will not do well here. The company needs yes men and yes women that will toe the line.
Steak at quarterly safety meeting
Expected to work massive overtime for free