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City of Houston Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
93 Reviews
3.2
93 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience at the City of Houston has been very rewarding but slow to climb the career ladder.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I have been in my current position for about 8 years. I love coming to work everyday because there will always be something new and different. While working at the City of Houston I have earned about 8 promotions, however, I am seeking to continue to climb my career ladder to the very top.

    Cons

    Everyday is a challenge for me because of ongoing and new projects. This is a good thing because it keeps my work load fresh and exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening is key to being a successful manager. Leading by example and always being fair, honest and legal will earn you respect and trust. When training a new employee, being exact and quick to correct their mistake right away on how your day-today business is handle will go a long way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great entry level experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston

    Pros

    You create a working pace that works best for you.

    Cons

    The once excellent benefits are now just standard benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My tenure was productive, educational and rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome people to be around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very close to the tunnels

    Cons

    Some people ignore the fact that you have a college education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Airport Operations Asst. - Houston Airport System/City of Houston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with
    Good Pay
    Flexible Hours
    Overtime for Full Time
    Security Clearance(s)
    Awesome Benefits
    Requires Creativity

    Cons

    Work Outside
    Work in All Weather Conditions
    Lengthy employment process
    Must deal with irate passengers and their guest
    Work in Environmentally/Air Hazardous Areas (Terminal E/D international Arrivals)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and help more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities for advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance into management.
    Learn lots of crossover skills.
    Opportunity to change career paths
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are lower as far as take home pay, but benefits make up more than the difference.
    Mostly deal with unhappy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up on the punch-in punch-out thing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sufficient with great opportunities to move around.Depending on where you are in life, whether it be recent grad or a 50

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stability! You'll here most employees rave about retiring and many have been there for YEARS

    Cons

    Pay may not be as much as you may get in the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to say because management varies on departments and sections.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People to work with and great office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Office environment with the new location. People are always there to help when need help and the manager are always accessible. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts

    Cons

    Office politics and location. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are always there to help when need help and the manager are always accessible. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston as an intern

    Pros

    As an intern the staff went out of their way to expose me to many aspects of city government and provide opportunities for resume enrichment.

    Cons

    Sadly it is unpaid. Depending on the department you're in parking can be a nightmare. Experiences will vary depending on department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    entering parcel data from metes and bounds from our survey crews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people below management emediate supervisors

    Cons

    the benifits are getting worse

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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