City of Houston Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker
Annise D. Parker
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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. Internship Experiene with City Of Houston

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Internship in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Internship in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am working with IT Department. Very good environment for the new people. Got a friendly and helpful working experience.

    Cons

    Some Software versions need to update for better and effective performance


  2. public service

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Have A Job in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - I Have A Job in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have a job that has a pension plan other that the pay is not all that good.

    Cons

    The way we promote needs to change....civil service.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job and be fair.


  3. Real Estate Analyst

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, set hours, paid parking, Pension plan

    Cons

    No room for growth. Do not promote. Not able to be creative


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  5. Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Not as secure and government used to be.


  6. senior administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    astmosphere, good people to work with, flexability, interaction, independent working, zumba work outs!

    Cons

    it was a contracted job!


  7. Great Place to work depending on division

    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance Decent Salary Great Management depending on division

    Cons

    No reward for excellent employer review Never sure when raises will occur No clear direction between divisions Employees not liable for low performance


  8. Sr real estate analyst

    Former Employee - Senior Real Estate Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Real Estate Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. I can't even think of 20 words seriously. Pay is only average for the industry

    Cons

    The Management is terrible! The Real Estate section is the worst in the industry. Extremely high turnover. The are so dishonest and lie like dogs. expect you to lie in court even. I would not do it. unrealistic deadlines. Can't be one minute late to work either but they don't consider you worked till 9 or 10 PM the night before. Yes believe that? Don't work for this section. They will end up terminating you. They even alter documentation. 1 yr probation!!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Treat your employees with respect. Set realistic deadlines.


  9. Community Liaison

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Latitude and flexibility to implement program goals.

    Cons

    Frequent change in programmatic functions. Job instability (grant funded position). Time micro - management.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. it's ok

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    The city offers great job security, good benefits, health, dental, eyes, decent money, plenty of options, and avenues for employment

    Cons

    They move slow with EVERYTHING, and it's not about what you know but rather who you know

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunity for advancement, and update probation policy, having to b on probation a year is long, and another 6months if u switch jobs is ridiculous


  11. HR assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It gives very Good benefits

    Cons

    learn to always be on a stressful environment



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