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City of Houston Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
87 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, very close to the tunnels (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely low pay, very political, no unity across the city (in 6 reviews)

  • Office politics drive most decision making regarding personnel (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and felt that this was the perfect postion for me.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Clerk I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Clerk I in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were top-notch and everyone was very patient in my training.

    Cons

    The political infighting was always a distraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadreship should be more considerate towards the employees as far as a more stable and friendlier work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and choices in doctors

    Cons

    Drama, mandatory over time( not always a bad thing) lonely people./

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    city of houston

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    stable , once retired get a check till you die , then your wife gets it

    Cons

    non competitive pay , benefits keep being reduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to staff the workplace

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average pay and not very challenging but very flexible with schedule and transportation support to and from work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Clear job duties
    Easy going environment

    Cons

    Average pay
    Health benefits costly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interdepartmental 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.

    Cons

    Departments 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A memorable experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coming in contact with multiple personalities, learning a great deal, excellent opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The politics became too overbearing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Police Officer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Police Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Police Officer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Feel good about the work you do. Able to assist citizens in need. Ability to move around to different jobs frequently.

    Cons

    Shift work and hours are difficult on a family life depending on the assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower ranks. They have a lot of great things to add.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place for recent graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Need to navigate the political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more educational benetifs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    23 years. Auto mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic III in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, excellent training opportunities, good benefits, better than average retirement plan.

    Cons

    Pay below private sector, limited advancement opportunities, "institutional thinking".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to do all your employees' thinking for them. Realize that "personal accountability" needs to start at the top, not the bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Records Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Records Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you can move around in the city

    Cons

    evrybody not doing their job,bad co-workers, supervisiors, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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