City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2015
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    Custodian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interviewing process was with three supervisors however there were so many questions each supervisor had their very own set of questions .However I was able to accomplish what was asked each supervisor was well mannered and respectful.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your goals while working for the City of Houston?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Screening with a recruiter to assess skills. Then an in person interview with supervisor. In person interview was about 45 minutes in length. Common questions were asked. Always good to have your own questions. Interview them as much as they interview you. I received my offer of employment about 3 days later. They will conduct a background check and there is a drug screening as well.

    Interview Questions

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    Curriculum Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Lots of technical questions regarding the instructional design process. Pretty straightforward interview if you understand the instructional design system. The learning and development center is small but very nice. The people are extremely friendly as well.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Assistant City Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    Interview was not too formal. Filled out application in blue ink. Meet with the manager, and another supervisor. Asked questions related to my job experience. Was an overall easier interview than most because I had been refered by a highly-regarded colleague.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at City of Houston in August 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed by C.O.S., Chief of Design and Construction, and Assistant Deputy Director, for a position in the Design and Construction Division with the General Services Department to design upcoming projects for new libraries, police, fire stations, office, and maintenance buildings. Interview process was a formal round table discussion of my background and qualifications for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working for the City when your previous experience has been in the private sector?   Answer Question
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    Airport Operations Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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

    No negotiations

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    Financial Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in June 2011.

    Interview

    filled out online application, got a call back after a month. person who scheduled my interview was very pleasant on the phone and worked with my schedule.
    interview was with two very friendly managers. questions were not very difficult, they went through my resume and admired my background and were really positive. however they said they would make a decision end of June and I never heard back from them. i wish they would let the candidate know either way so the candidate is not sitting and waiting around for a response.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing really, they asked me about what i have on my resume such as Excel and SAP experience   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    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.

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    Jailer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at City of Houston in January 2014.

    Interview

    Received call for interview on Monday for a Friday interview. Interviewer explained how their timecards worked and gave me one to complete. The timesheet had errors on there and I was to find errors and correct them.

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