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Its who you know not what you know here.
Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston SouthSeptember 16, 2017
HR has no clue how to operate. No room for advancement. Management in most cases dont know how to operate or run their departments correctly. Over all not a great place to work if you are looking for advancement opportunities.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Productive and fun workplace with a ping pong table
Co-op Intern (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 15, 2017
Everyone is helpful and all the engineers work together with you and with each other to get the job done. Not competitive, friendly, and encouraging work environment.
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Very fun and productive
Apprentice lineman, meter reader (Former Employee) –  Houston, txSeptember 12, 2017
One of the best jobs I ever had. Anyone can do this job if they are willing to learn and list in before talking. You must ask questions in this area of work because if you do not know what you are doing someone can get really hurt.
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Management issues and unrealistic probationary period
Call Center Representative (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 11, 2017
Not a horrible job, but a lot of things done based on management's favorites. 1 year probationary period attendance policy is unrealistic. No such thing as an excused absence, if you get sick you have to be at work even if feverish, vomiting, etc. Many employees regularly violate rules regarding time away from desk or using cell phones at desk but as long as you are supervisors favorites it's ignored. Not a favorite of your supervisor, called out on every possible error. This is not just my experience but also other employees.
Pros
Good benefits and pay
Cons
Attendance policy and buddy network, scheduled breaks may be scattered oddly throughout day
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CenterPoint Energy is an excellent place to work
Environment and Safety Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARSeptember 5, 2017
A typical day at work may include any of the following: Checking your e-mail and voice mail, Developing training material, conducting quarterly safety training. In addition, conducting new employee orientations, facility inspections, incident investigations taking water and other environmental samples.
Excellent management that guides and teaches you in your development.
The hardest part of the job: There is a lot of driving time between the office and the field locations across multiple states.
The workplace culture is semi-family. Managers know who your family members are and are concerned about you.
The most important part of the job was working with all the great people.
Pros
Great People, excellent training, good pay for experience
Cons
Travel and hotel rooms
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Good old boy environment
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 3, 2017
promotions are based on personal feelings, not merit. workplace culture is not good. nothing more to say because i cant find anything suitable to say about it
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no comment
compliance and data entry (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 1, 2017
no comment. I really don't have the energy to explain. the company as a whole have opportunities, but they are restrained and its necessary to know someone
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most areas good
management (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 28, 2017
like any job, most will depend upon who you work for. there are a lot of good bosses and just a few that unfortunately only know how to look good to their boss.
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easy going workplace due to efficient training.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 20, 2017
Stable, very productive work place, friendly environment. Always new training and informative. Easy going due to full training and always new training.
Pros
friendly
Cons
parking and no overtime
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Great Company
Previous Employee (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 8, 2017
Great company to work for. Takes too long to advance, but overall great work environment, great people, good management. Would go back if given the chance.
Pros
Great Company
Cons
Too slow to advance
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Good Benefits
ASSOCIATE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 8, 2017
I work in the customer service department and it drains you everyday. For the amount of stuff that we do, we should get paid more than what we are currently paid.
Pros
coworkers
Cons
compensation
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great company to work for
Operations Support Representative II (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 2, 2017
Wonderful company to work for. On the job training with encouragement to advance your career. Salary is good and great benefits with company matching.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
long hours
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Decent pay/benefits with corrupted management
Radio Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 31, 2017
Pay and benefits are competitive, but management likes to make things personal and then hide behind their management positions for their own vindictive natures.
Pros
Good pay/benefits
Cons
Corrupt management/ to many unneeded changes
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Proactive working place with high-level project clientele
Electrical Service Consultant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2017
A typical day working as a electrical service consultant at CenterPoint started at 7AM. The job consist of project management/organization, in which I initiated project start off by scheduling multiple meetings a day with new clients to meet on site to discus construction plans, and possible electrical options. After all field visits I would head back to the office to begin paperwork and compile an electrical construction schedule and electrical layout for the client. Once the client approve and sign all legal documents I would put the project on our internal construction schedule and manage until finished.
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Not the best for a family man
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 22, 2017
Great wages after the first couple years. They will pay you just enough to keep you from thinking about leaving. Overtime is expected and often mandatory, you will make lots of money after you get passed your assessment tests.
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Center Point Energy is a wonderful distribution company.
Operation Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Laredo, TXJune 21, 2017
For 25 years I work for this company.
My decision to leave the company after 25 years of experience thru the company was the most knowledge I have had in life.
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Good Company, but changing
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaJune 20, 2017
Some of the management is great! Others are not. The overall company is making large strides to become one of the largest natural gas suppliers in the country. The local leadership team needs training and personal management guidance.
Pros
Benefits, wages, some co-workers
Cons
Management
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fun workplace
Sharepoint Developer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 20, 2017
CenterPoint Energy is the leading electric and natural gas utility service company, with over 3.2 million metered customers in six states. Most enjoyable part of work.
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IT Sourcing Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 19, 2017
Good company. Worklife and culture enhances ones outlook. Hardest part of job was the constant meetings. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people.
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Work Order Processing Rep I (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 15, 2017
Management is very cut throat and have that good ole boy routine. Minorities are ok as long as they don't complain about being harassed or mistreated. They will black ball and look for reason to fire you
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