Harris County

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Harris County Reviews

Updated June 10, 2014
Updated June 10, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great opportunity to meet many wonderful people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Court Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris County full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Closed Holidays and off weekends.

    Cons

    No overtime. You gain comp time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris County

    Pros

    I have to be honest, there are NO PROS to working for county!

    Cons

    Politics
    Management is under educated
    Horrible Management Skills by managers
    Managers have favorites
    Horrible place to work overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn management skills and be fair to all employees!!

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very political office even though they say they are not bias.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Once established, it is hard to get fired. They will move you around to other departments unless you did something illegal. Once you're in the Harris County system, you can move around easily to other departments/locations if necessary/needed.

    Cons

    If you work in a department that is headed by someone that was "elected" (public election), and you happen to not support their particular party, you will be re-assigned or let go because of "downsizing" or "budget cuts"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workers that actually do work and not just your friends you're looking out for.
    Hire the temporary employees (temp agencies) make them full time. Show them that hard work does pay off since they do the majority of the work anyways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch who yiu befruend or alienate

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    Former Employee - Public Relations  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harris County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and insurance were the best perks of working at the county.its

    Cons

    Because of the existing good ol boy system it is difficult for females to get too far upnthe ladder. Also, politucal games would place you in precarious alliances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring friends and family over qualified applicants

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    clerk

    Current Employee - Information Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, longetivity, paid holidays, flexible work schedule, paid insurance

    Cons

    higher pay should be made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  7.  

    It is just an ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health and medical benefits and employee retirement

    Cons

    Needs more professionals working in the organizaiton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Document Control Specialist 3

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    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist III  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist III in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harris County as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Experience, Advancements, On-line courses, location

    Cons

    No seniority, training, enhancements, self-starter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If skills is what you're company seeks, please give me a call...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Opinion

    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant

    I worked at Harris County full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The option to work flex schedule

    Cons

    Many of the upper management is unfriendly, don't speak

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall, great place to start or end

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harris County

    Pros

    I worked in a great department with great management that recognized my potential and gave me every opportunity for advancement possible. In my department, I was able to make the most out of my position and broaden the range of my role. I worked in a team environment with other departments and received recognition for doing a good job.

    This is a great family environment. If you have a family, the flexibility of your schedule is always accommodated.

    This is a great place for stability if you want to work in one place for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Change in management meant a change in environment. Since there were no metrics, promotions appeared subjective rather than objective (I'm sure others felt the same when I was promoted). New management did not like confrontation, which meant no more staff meetings, which meant no more two way conversations about changes coming up. New management only communicated to the masses by email. I went into meetings with other departments, came back to management and express the concerns that were brought up, and management avoided providing any solution and would not authorize me to make any. Made my job hard to go to meeting after meeting without any progress or positive information to transfer.

    Another downside is that everyone stays here to retirement. Usually, hard to get a promotion unless someone quits, is fired (rare) or retires. If I wanted to get into management, I would have had to wait another 20 years.

    Technologically behind because taxpayer money is tied up for other objectives. Any ideas for efficiency that required technology or $$ would usually be denied because of budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify inefficiencies and address them instead of letting them persist. This includes $300 software and employees that should be reorg'ed elsewhere.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris County

    Pros

    good compensation. Excellent hours and flexibility. Opportunity to make a positive impact.

    Cons

    Layoffs occur when property tax values decrease (every 20 years or so)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in technology to make government operations more efficient.

    Recommends

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