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Frequently Asked Questions

Company Information

How do I find information about CenterPoint Energy?

You may visit our website at www.CenterPointEnergy.com and select the “About Us” option for information about our company.

Does your company offer benefits?

Yes, CenterPoint Energy offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package that includes a medical, dental and vision plan. See the Our Benefits section of this site for information.

Job Posting

How do I find career opportunities at CenterPoint Energy?

Positions are posted on our Careers site as they become available.

Do I need to create an account to view your job openings and to apply for positions?

You are able to view job openings without creating an account.

To apply for a position, you will be required to create a candidate profile and a job submission in order to be considered for the position.

How will I know if my application has been received?

You will receive a confirmation email from Recruiting@CenterPointEnergy.com.  Log in to your profile to view your status.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes.

How can I proceed to the next question when the system will not allow me to move forward?

Ensure you have completed all the required questions marked with an asterisk. You cannot move on with the application unless all questions marked with asterisks are completed because these are required.

Can I access CenterPoint Energy career information through other sources?

Yes, call our Career Information Line at 1-800-932-7444 or 713-207-7373, select “Option 2” for a listing of our current openings.

Does CenterPoint Energy offer internship or co-op opportunities?

Yes, internship and co-op opportunities are posted on our Careers site and various college and university career centers.

What is the difference between a co-op and an intern?

Co-op: Cooperative education provides full-time work experience that is completed during a student’s college career. The job is related to the student’s major, lasts more than one academic semester, is a paid position and is credited academically. Co-ops are paid, temporary full-time positions.

Intern: An internship is a short-term position, either during the summer or academic school year, which offers job-related experience to students in their field of study. Internships are paid, temporary full-time positions.

General/System

How do I update my profile?

Log into your account and update your information.

How is job applicant information used?

Applicant information is kept strictly confidential and can only be accessed by CenterPoint Energy's Human Resources staff to make employment-related decisions. CenterPoint Energy’s Privacy Agreement protects information provided by job seekers.

If I change my email address, should I create a new account with my new email address?

No, just log in to your existing account and change your email in the personal information section.  Do not create multiple log-in accounts.

How do I reset or change my password?

You can change or reset your password under my account options or by selecting password forgotten.

What should I do if my account is locked?

If your account has been locked, email us. Please include the email address in which you created your account, and add the word "Password" to the subject line to ensure timely processing.

What browsers are supported by your talent management system?

Most of the latest browsers and operating systems are supported. However, to minimize browser related issues, a workstation equipped with Microsoft Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7 should be compatible.

I received an error message, now what?

Try to log on again; sometimes the error occurs due to a connection problem. If you still receive the same error message, document the steps taken up to that point. Along with the documentation, copy and paste the error message and email us. Add "Error Help" in the subject line of your email message.

I am a contractor working at CenterPoint Energy and interested in applying for a position

To apply for jobs at CenterPoint Energy, go to search jobs on the careers page and create a profile with a personal e-mail address.

Will I be required to successfully pass an aptitude test?

Some positions require aptitude testing.  If the position requires testing, you will be provided appropriate information during the recruiting process.

What other post offer screenings may be required?

Post offer screenings include a motor vehicle report, background check and drug screen.  Some positions may require a physical exam.