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City of Houston Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Financial Analyst IV Interview

Financial Analyst IV

I applied through an employee referral and 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

Very Difficult Interview

Jailer Interview

Jailer
Houston, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Police Sergeant Interview

Police Sergeant

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

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 Question – Why do you want to leave your current position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You really have no room to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Mechanic III Interview

Mechanic III

I applied in-person and 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 Question – "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.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative I Interview

Customer Service Representative I

I applied online and 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


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Odd Interview Interview

Odd Interview

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

Interview Details – Interviewer was busy working on other projects

Interview Question – no questions related to the position   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Houston, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – No unexpected questions   View Answer

Negotiation Details – there was no negotiation


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – How do you deal with difficult co-workers?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Graduate Engineer Interview

Graduate Engineer
Houston, TX

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 Question – What is Manning's equation for pipe flow?   View Answer

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