City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014
12 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Analyst IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview Details

    Most of my interviews were informal and the job postings were posted out of formality. They already usually know who they are hiring. Human Resources is constantly re-assigned to different departments, which slows down the hiring process.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Jailer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at City of Houston in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Its a very long process, You take a reading comprehension test, polygraph, Go through a background test, than an almost 900 word psychological test the you talk to a Pysch. From then on if you pass all that you get a job offer. Once psych is finished it has to have 4 signatures from backgrounds supervisor then once it get that they make you the offer

    Interview Questions
    • The polygraph is 4-5 hours and pyschological the same amount of time   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They call you and make you the offer if your still interested and tell you the salary. If you accept you move on to the next steph which is your drug test and physical
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Police Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 months - interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview Details

    It is a very long and difficult process to become a hostage negotiator. One must study the department's policies, remember officer safety and concerns, and prepare for the scenarios. Additionally, an officer must have a stellar back ground and be highly recommended by supervisors. This is a very long process that takes almost a year. Once one is selected for the school, the school is three weeks. So, considering all the training, one can assume he/she must be prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • This is a secret. Applicants will have to figure that out on their own. It is one of the reasons the process is difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at City of Houston in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is usually a 2-3 round interviewing process where you meet with a panel of 3 employees and they ask various questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You really have no room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanic III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at City of Houston in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    First, do not expect the hiring process to be quick. There is the application screening process, then interviews (1 to 4 depending on the position), then the actual selection process. It can easily take 3 months from application to starting date. Interviews are typically done by a panel, and usually consist of a series of questions that may or may not be relevant to the job. Interviewers seem to like black and white answers and dislike any answer that doesn't defer to policy.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why are you the best candidate for the job?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is little if any room for salary negotiation below the executive level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at City of Houston in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy just be yourself and be willing to learn

    Negotiation Details
    None just took the pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview Details

    Interviewer was busy working on other projects

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at City of Houston in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online, they called me for an interview , the manager was nice and questions were about back ground

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at City of Houston in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for an interview and offered the job a week later! The panel consisted of 3 people and the questions were not rocket science. My advice would be to study the position you applied for and have a set of questions to ask to show interest in the job you'll be doing. It shows the interviewer that you took time to read the qualifications. Benefits and pay are decent. Learn as much as you can after starting because it will pay off in the long run when other opportunities are presented.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with difficult co-workers?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at City of Houston in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was amazing. It as a small group interview with lots of challenging but worthwhile questions. They were very kind and respectful.

    Interview Questions
    • What is Manning's equation for pipe flow?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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