City of Houston Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Good place to grow

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interdepartmental promotions are encoraged, so there's an opportunity to delevop new skills and of course increase your pay. You'll vest in the pension plan after 5 yrs of working there. The health benefits are decent. Union demands across the board pay raises for employees periodically. Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for.

    Cons

    Departments operate independently so there's a lack of team efforts as a whole. Office politics drive most decision making regarding personnel. Merit increases are extremely rare.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work is good. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Handling different task during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to have a salary increase.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Administrative for IAH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Recognize those who deserve it. Stop being unfair.

  7. A memorable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The politics became too overbearing

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Need to navigate the political environment

    Advice to Management

    Provide more educational benetifs

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (6)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Fire everyone, including yourselves, and start over.

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