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City of Houston Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
84 Reviews
3.2
84 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    city of houston

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    • Senior Management
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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 for 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at the city is not good at all

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    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I cant see it now

    Cons

    If you dont know any management you can not move or promote

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving incentives like education reimbursement, stop wasteful spending and increase training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Money matters NOT the Employee

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

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    hmmm not much to say

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    Current Employee - Wic  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Wic in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits is a pro only benefits

    Cons

    people that they hire and have in charge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an okay place to work

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

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a salary that is comparable with education and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A learning and growth experience

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

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff and consider bonuses outside of merit raises for extra effort

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My tenure was productive, educational and rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The City of Houston provides excellent training, company values, benefits, parking incentives and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Administrative and/or office personnel are not recognized in a timely manner when it comes to promotions within the company. As a result, they are relocated or passed over to fill vacancies and not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office staff members are the right hand to upper management. They work selfishly to accommodate management and are expected to maintain daily operations of the office. Without us, the office would not run as smoothly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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