City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Airport Operations Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First step was what thing a video and answering customer service questions, they pick the people that best fits their need from your answers, about a month after that I had my interview with 4 people at the same time, head of human resources the other 3 worked in my department. After interview it took about 2 months for extensive background check, started working about a month after that

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Financial Analyst IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Jailer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    Police Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed 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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    Odd Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview Details

    Interviewer was busy working on other projects

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people 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 dayinterviewed 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
  9. 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+ monthsinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at City of Houston in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The application process consists of an online application. I was then called for an interview, in which I was interviewed by a panel of 3. Two were employees of the division and the other was an outside City employee. There were a series of questions that the panel members took turns asking. Following the interview, I had to complete an assessment test in which I had to create an Excel spreadsheet for the given topic. The panel members were nice and patient. The people and the office gave me the impression that it was a relaxed, yet serious environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you used Excel to create a spreadsheet and what was the out come.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You are rarely able to negotiate the salary unless it is an Executive Level posision. If you are willing to take a lower pay with decent benefits, then the City of Houston may be the place for you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 daysinterviewed 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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