City of Houston

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2 people found this helpful  

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Former Employee - Clinical Director in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Clinical Director in Houston, TX

I worked at City of Houston

Pros

great benefits, options to relocate do not affect career progression negatively

Cons

some horrid locations and jobs, inability to get rid of bad performers

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning experience

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston

    Pros

    salary is good for the position

    Cons

    management and advancement is sometimes good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is longivity for thier positions

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good salary and benefits; steady work, slow career growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive for this field and this region. Leave time is probably better than private sector; retirement (pension) is still a good deal. There are a lot of opportunities for moving throughout the organization to work in different specialties, and there is room for advancement. The city offers tuition reimbursement and there are modest raises for obtaining college degrees (in any field), making getting an education a worthwhile pursuit.

    Cons

    Office politics. Getting into specialized assignments is competitive and relies largely upon who you know rather than what you know. Promotion to higher ranks (and better pay) is available but very competitive (although the process is based on testing performance and therefore very fair). Unfortunately, this promotion process doesn't do much for selectivity, so management and leadership is hit-or-miss. Pay is based on a contract scale, so there are no performance incentives. Very senior management is starting to be better selected for leadership and management abilities. Communication is largely top-down and decision making processes can be unpredictable and sometimes capricious. Due to being a local government organization, resources are few - we've been asked to "do more with less" for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve decision-making processes to include rank and file. Create better change implementation processes; streamline internal protocols to reduce redundant paperwork and processes.

    No opinion of CEO
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