Leader in industry, still lagging behind
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 9, 2018
CenterPoint Energy's value proposition is multifaceted. Leading such a firm, especially when rate regulated (partially), presents a unique challenge. On balance, the culture is slowly evolving.
The company's emphasis on safety and community involvement are commendable. Further, there is moderate willingness to learn about emerging trends. Often this learning falls short of returning value to the company due to a technical inability to discriminate between buzzwords and actionable initiatives.
Such an issue could be resolved, often by internal resources, if not for pervasive, self-preservationist attitudes and a reliance on "Band-Aid solutions" from consultants. In total, the results of such policies cascade and align with what rational theory would predict - immature competencies in tech and data, turnover among its highest caliber employees, and an artificial hierarchy.
Steady, Leadership is encouraging, Community-oriented
Culture is slow to adapt, Tenure is valued over competence, Proliferation of buzzwords, Asymmetry between strategy & technology time horizons