City of Houston Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    turnover ratio is low, low pay

  2. Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Work is good. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Handling different task during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to have a salary increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall good place to intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very accomodating. Great place to learn about public policy and government affairs. Great place to network.

    Cons

    Unpaid internships. Lack of real integration of interns into the work of the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are here to learn but they can also make a valuable contribution. Keeping interns on the side-line makes learning opportunities somewhat limited and prevents them from contributing as much as they could. Maybe paying interns would be a good incentive for both managers to involve interns more and interns to stay implicated.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Administrative for IAH

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits if you are looking for that. If you are close to the IAH management team it will be pleasurable for you.

    Cons

    Bullying, harassment, prejudice, unfair practices. Management is very disorganized and favors some employees over others. Would not recommend IAH as a place of employment for anyone. No recognition to those who deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who deserve it. Stop being unfair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A memorable experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Coming in contact with multiple personalities, learning a great deal, excellent opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The politics became too overbearing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Police Officer

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

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

    Pros

    Feel good about the work you do. Able to assist citizens in need. Ability to move around to different jobs frequently.

    Cons

    Shift work and hours are difficult on a family life depending on the assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower ranks. They have a lot of great things to add.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A good place for recent graduates

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Need to navigate the political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more educational benetifs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Hostile work environment

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, pay and benefits, vacation and holidays

    Cons

    Drama, bullying, gossip, overt and covert nepotism, unfairness, pettiness, extremely stressful, low morale, incompetent management, lack of character and integrity across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your core group. Those are the workers that make your organization successful. They're loyal, devoted, and grind every day with little or no complaint, regardless of their own personal circumstances. They are an asset to your organization, no matter how hard your managers/supervisors/nepotist employees try and make them believe otherwise. I've seen a lot of great people leave because of that. It's a shame, really. This organization really has the potential to be listed as one of the greatest places in the country to work, but the rampant cruelty, unnecessarily competitive atmosphere, hyper-stressful and unsupportive environment makes the organization hostile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    When all the employees are friends or family, you will fail.

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

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

    Pros

    Location, job security after the one year probation period.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Ghetto administration. How embarrassing. Coworkers are all out to get you, there is no team spirit whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone, including yourselves, and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. It's a safe job, with some (not much) chance of advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good: 11 paid holidays each year, good medical benefits, etc.

    Cons

    There's not much room for advancement, and there's lots of disorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider other opinions before making decisions, and reorganize the city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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