City of Houston Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable job and good place to work allowing for potential growth. Education reimbursement

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than private sector Once you have a job it is hard to lose the job (low performing employees) It can be frustrating to see someone making the same pay as you and underperforming because they know they can The job can get boring if you are used to a fast paced work day and need to stay buy to stay interested

    Advice to Management

    Implement a program that would force low performing employees to adhere to a higher standard.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I was promoted quickly due to getting the licenses required and proving myself.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability. Ok insurance package

    Cons

    People you work wth. They are like crabs in a bucket. Hard to move departments


  3. Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of divisions to move around

    Cons

    None at this time that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (1)

    city of houston

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (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 Management

    figure out how to staff the workplace


  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Clear job duties Easy going environment

    Cons

    Average pay Health benefits costly


  7. Great entry level experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You create a working pace that works best for you.

    Cons

    The once excellent benefits are now just standard benefits.


  8. Helpful (2)

    My experience at the city is not good at all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cant see it now

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Adventurist experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here is the work experience. Learning to work in a busy environment,fast past office a variety of different languages.

    Cons

    Being able to adapt to different cultures and having to maintain a balance.

    Advice to Management

    I would learn to appreciate the people that work under me.


  11. Helpful (2)

    The Money matters NOT the Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sideloader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sideloader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (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.



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