City of Houston
City of Houston Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Administrative Assistant (4)
- Financial Analyst IV (2)
- Customer Service Representative I (1)
- Management Analyst II (1)
- Mechanic III (1)
- Financial Analyst IV III (1)
- Odd Interview (1)
- Graduate Engineer (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Senior Trainer (1)
- Financial Analyst II (1)
- Police Sergeant (1)
- Jailer (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Administrative Associate (1)
Financial Analyst IV Interview (Neutral Experience)
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.
Very Difficult Interview
Jailer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
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
Police Sergeant Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Mechanic III Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Customer Service Representative I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Odd Interview Interview (Neutral Experience; Average 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
Very Easy Interview
Administrative Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
Very Easy Interview
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
Graduate Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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