City of Houston
3.1 of 5 78 reviews
www.houstontx.gov Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

City of Houston Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 78 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker

Annise D. Parker

(36 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to grow

    Senior Auditor (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsInterdepartmental promotions are encoraged, so there's an opportunity to delevop new skills and of course increase your pay. You'll vest in the pension plan after 5 yrs of working there. The health benefits are decent. Union demands across the board pay raises for employees periodically. Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for.

    ConsDepartments operate independently so there's a lack of team efforts as a whole. Office politics drive most decision making regarding personnel. Merit increases are extremely rare.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at the City of Houston has been a rollercoaster ride since day one.

    Financial Analyst IV (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood benefits, promotions if you work hard and accept challenges, great people.

    ConsCommunication is terrible, no one takes accountability, everyone is always comparing salaries and job duties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving incentives like education reimbursement, stop wasteful spending and increase training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Money matters NOT the Employee

    Senior Sideloader (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people and benefits are great worth coming to work ea day.

    ConsThe hours stress, and lack of concern and respect for employees make you just want to resign and find work elsewhere ! They forget that you are a citizen of the City of Houston as well as an employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    hmmm not much to say

    Wic (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosbenefits is a pro only benefits

    Conspeople that they hire and have in charge

    Advice to Senior Managementget new management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsBenefits are great especially the sick time and tuition reimbursment

    Conspay, very little chance to advance, supervision needs work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its an okay place to work

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsPeople are great to work with, paid holidays, good work-life balance, no weekends (depending on the department), can bringing children to work.

    ConsExtremely low pay, very political, no unity across the city.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees a salary that is comparable with education and experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A learning and growth experience

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe benefits; the work schedule; the community involvement; colleagues; good work life balance; some managers allow you some flexibility to implement projects that will support the community

    ConsSalary; little opportunity for growth; some areas afraid of growth or change; no bonuses; departments seem to work independently

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your staff and consider bonuses outside of merit raises for extra effort

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work at

    Consturnover ratio is low, low pay

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsWork is good. People are friendly.

    ConsHandling different task during busy season.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould like to have a salary increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good place to intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVery accomodating. Great place to learn about public policy and government affairs. Great place to network.

    ConsUnpaid internships. Lack of real integration of interns into the work of the office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInterns are here to learn but they can also make a valuable contribution. Keeping interns on the side-line makes learning opportunities somewhat limited and prevents them from contributing as much as they could. Maybe paying interns would be a good incentive for both managers to involve interns more and interns to stay implicated.

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