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City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2017
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  1.  

    Public Health Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Submitted the application online through the official websites. Got the digital interview couple days later via email. The interview contained four questions. Basically, you will answer each question facing your computer equipped with camera and microphone. Be sure you are using the appropriate web browser.

    Interview Questions

    • Besides the behavior question, it asked some simple professional questions.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Representative I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Arrived to court house early (you pay for parking). Instructed to go to information booth and let clerk know I was there for interview. Clerk had no idea what I was talking about. Instructed me to go wait in cashier line. Wasted 15 mins of time I could have been relaxing or preparing for interview in line. 2nd clerk/cashier I interact with calls for a supervisor. Interview was about 20 minutes. Unorganized. Intimidating. Didn't think I would get the job. 3 on 1. Interviewer often twisted my words.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to deal with a difficult customer?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Environmental Investigator III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was a two panel interview process. Went in applying for this particular position, but when they made an offer, it was for a different position. Very disappointing. Interview process is not difficult. I don't really have much to say.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Various reasons. Main reason, different position offered, no benefits, and much much lower pay. Based on my work experience and education background, their offer was just unrealistic. Company was getting way more from me, then I was getting from them. Not competitive.

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    Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    2 interviews of 3 panel members. They asked a series of questions relative to the position's requirements. Very comfortable and laid back. Each interview was roughly 30-60 mins long. Best thing is to be yourself.

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    Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    Communication with HR was smooth. Had two interviews. First was with a panel of four police, second was with just two. Standard questions about my experience in relation to the position and my familiarity with the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you made a mistake and how you learned from it and fixed it.   Answer Question
    • Describe experience with regulations and agreements   Answer Question
  7.  

    Meter Reader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    The interview process was very easy. They didn't ask hard questions and they didn't go to deep into my background. They have a high turnover rate so they don't have the luxury of being picky.

    Interview Questions

    • They just asked basic information. Nothing hard. They didn't ask anything that made me have to sit back and think about my answer.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I applied early May, got an interview until towards the end of May and didn't begin working until the end of June. The interview wasn't difficult just be prepared and know the position you're applying for. I read the reviews on glassdoor and it really helped.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    they don't negotiate.

  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was one on one and lasted about 30 minutes. They were very friendly and asked a lot of behavioral and situational types of questions. Overall the interview was great.

    Interview Questions

    • How many jelly beans do you think are in this container?   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    About 30-45 min. Answered a set of pre selected questions and then had to perform an Excel proficiency test. The interview was very pleasant, all three interview panel people were very polit and i did not feel as if i was being attacked.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had an issue with an employee in the work place? How did you handle it?   1 Answer
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    Division Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    2 person panel interview, questions didn't really seek to select person best qualified but more the preferred applicant. Questions and answers- open ended questions. Very basic, didn't require much depth. I am more accustomed to higher level interviews at this level. Many of the questions were not situational and didn't require much clarification.

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