Port of Houston Authority

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Port of Houston Authority Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014

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3.4 7 reviews

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James T. Edmonds

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work. Everyone is like family.

    Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) Seabrook, TX

    ProsEvery other Friday off. 11 paid holidays. Relaxed work environment. Annual employee appreciation meals.

    ConsThe Port of Houston Authority has a very low atrition rate. Most people retire from here after many years of service. This coupled with the size of the organization, makes growth and advancement challenging. It is still a great place to work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communication open. i had a great manager at the Port. He was always sound and fair.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employee beware

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are very friendly. The work can be challenging and interesting. The work/life balance is great and the pay is pretty decent.

    ConsSeveral people in management positions make it challenging for employees to progress within the organization. Poor managers keep their jobs even though turnover rates in their departments are high. Internal politics make managers paranoid. The gossip is excessive; not sure how employees get their work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct regular surveys of your employees. Make employee retention a priority. Hold management classes for senior managers. Update your employee handbook and policies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends what you are looking for

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLots of time off. Good benefits.

    ConsVery little raises for the technical discipline.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing the best that they can. They are restructuring and trying to get their balance sheet in order.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great internship pay but does not lead to a fufilling career.

    Civil Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThey offer interns substantially higher salaries in comparison to other employers. Co-workers are easily approachable and provide advice about life and their careers openly. My supervisor was great; easy to talk to about all topics dealing with careers, life styles, and further academic studies. We communicated often and I was taken out on a tour of the port via car and boat. My supervisor provided useful guidance and feedback on my work.

    ConsSlow environment. Monotonous work. A very old company culture. Not much room for growth. Coworkers advised me not to spend my career there. The employees just gave off an impression that if they could have a postion that fufilled their financial needs anywhere else, they would leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe engineering sector needs a boost of moral .Employees feel they are working towards nothing.

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    Pretty Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible Schedule and off every other Friday!

    ConsNo real dialogue, just concentrate on objectives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees

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    Enormus potential.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerally employees are hard working and for a relatively small organization it really can accomplish some big things. It is a global leader in the movement of commerce into and out of the US. Truely a global contender. The new CEO has taught senior management to think strategically.

    ConsOld practices die hard. IT is behind about 10 years but is making rapid improvement under new leadership. HR policies are out dated. Politics plays a big role in decision making. Infrastructure has been ignored for about 20 years in favor of revenue. No investment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive middle managers freedom to manage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good workplace for the long haul.

    Electrician (Current Employee)

    ProsNot a traditional electrician job. Kinda like a firehouse, action on demand. OT hrs of 1000-1700 per year easy. Light bulbs, motors, MCC, PLC, AC/DC drives, copper to fibre, interfaces, HMI, etc.
    Go as deep as you like. Union = ILA (1% of gross) Annual gross 90 to 140K, mostly up to you.

    ConsOT hours can stress some relationships. FRC required & supplied. Work at heights with some risky movements under any weather condition. When critical equipment fails you may have to stay with it until the problem is resolved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up. Get up to date on management -to- worker relationships and sound decision making. Be careful who you promote. What you promote as a cooperative person to foreman tends to lack management and craft skills. Which means they never earn respect by those tasked to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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