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City of Houston Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2018
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    Police Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    It is a very long and difficult process to become a hostage negotiator. One must study the department's policies, remember officer safety and concerns, and prepare for the scenarios. Additionally, an officer must have a stellar back ground and be highly recommended by supervisors. This is a very long process that takes almost a year. Once one is selected for the school, the school is three weeks. So, considering all the training, one can assume he/she must be prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • This is a secret. Applicants will have to figure that out on their own. It is one of the reasons the process is difficult.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston in December 2015.

    Interview

    There were 3 interviews. There was a telephone interview, followed by two in-person interviews. The first was with 3 senior people, and the 2nd was with the entire team. The first in person interview was about an hour long, and felt easy to manage. The second in person interview was overwhelming because I was interviewed by the entire team and it seemed like they were asking endless questions, some of which had already been asked at the first interview. It was draining and mentally exhausting to answer so many questions and people.

    Interview Questions

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    Jailer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Its a very long process, You take a reading comprehension test, polygraph, Go through a background test, than an almost 900 word psychological test the you talk to a Pysch. From then on if you pass all that you get a job offer. Once psych is finished it has to have 4 signatures from backgrounds supervisor then once it get that they make you the offer

    Interview Questions

    • The polygraph is 4-5 hours and pyschological the same amount of time   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They call you and make you the offer if your still interested and tell you the salary. If you accept you move on to the next steph which is your drug test and physical


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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I was called in for an interview and offered the job a week later! The panel consisted of 3 people and the questions were not rocket science. My advice would be to study the position you applied for and have a set of questions to ask to show interest in the job you'll be doing. It shows the interviewer that you took time to read the qualifications. Benefits and pay are decent. Learn as much as you can after starting because it will pay off in the long run when other opportunities are presented.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with difficult co-workers?   1 Answer

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    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

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    The interview and email correspondence was great. Very relaxed and also organized. The process moved along quickly until it got to HR where it stalled for weeks. They had to check my degree and drug test me for the internship, which surprised me.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The position I applied for was posted in February and I received a call last week for an interview that was today (3/27/13). It was a panel a three. It wasn't intimidating at all. They talked about the position and questioned me on my skill and why that position. Afterwards, I took a writing test.

    If everything goes well, they will call me to speak with the supervisor over the position before they make a hiring decision.

    Interview Questions

    • how would i handle an angry coworker?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Screening with a recruiter to assess skills. Then an in person interview with supervisor. In person interview was about 45 minutes in length. Common questions were asked. Always good to have your own questions. Interview them as much as they interview you. I received my offer of employment about 3 days later. They will conduct a background check and there is a drug screening as well.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at City of Houston (Houston, TX) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online, then had an employee referal, which sped up the interview process. I then interviewed with a manager, then with a panel. I was hired, but the process is lengthy.

    Interview Questions


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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.

    Interview Questions


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