City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
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    Financial Analyst IV Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at City of Houston in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Manager was late to the interview. She did not seem interested in interviewing me. It was like just part of a process that she had to follow. The job was reposted the day before my interview. My theory is if you are not really interested in hiring me, DONT waste my time. There were several people there on the same day to interview. One person left before me and one was waiting after me. They had no intention off hiring any of us.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected questions....Who would you give the unoccupied office to, a person that already works here and wants the office or the new person coming into the job that normally works in that office?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at City of Houston in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The position I applied for was posted in February and I received a call last week for an interview that was today (3/27/13). It was a panel a three. It wasn't intimidating at all. They talked about the position and questioned me on my skill and why that position. Afterwards, I took a writing test.

    If everything goes well, they will call me to speak with the supervisor over the position before they make a hiring decision.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person 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 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 Questions
    • How do you deal with difficult co-workers?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst II Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at City of Houston in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 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 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 day - interviewed 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 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 Questions
    • What is Manning's equation for pipe flow?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Trainer Interview

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

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at City of Houston in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    We have a formal process for advertising job opportunities. The process is very structured and requires applicants to submit application and resumes via an online applicaiton.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your expectations of the organization?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanic III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • "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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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