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HCSS Overview

Sugar Land, TX
201 to 500 employees
1986
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Since 1986, HCSS been developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations. Today, HCSS is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market, serving thousands of construction companies across the nation. Year after year, they continue to innovate ... Read more

Mission: To help customers dramatically improve their business through our innovative, high-quality software and exceptionally helpful service, while providing a great life for employees.

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Company Updates

  • For the 11th year in a row, we're honored to be recognized again as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in Texas"!

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQVuN

  • We're honored to be recognized by ARTBA (American Road & Transporation Builders Association) for the "Helping Hand Award", going above and beyond in our relief efforts during Hurricane Harvey.

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQKWv

    ARTBA honors Terracon Consultants of Kansas and HCSS of Texas for civic contributions

    For its civic contributions, Terracon Consultants, Inc., of Olathe, Kansas has won first place in the 2018 "Helping Hand Awards" sponsored by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's foundation. The annual awards "recognize extraordinary programs-outside the scope of normal business operations-that demonstrably benefit and help improve the quality of life in the community [...]

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HCSS – Why Work For Us?


Named one of the "Best Places to Work in Texas" for 11 Straight Years!

HCSS makes software, but they develop trust. While they take immense pride in the products they create, HCSS is even more proud of the strong relationships built with clients and within the HCSS family.

HCSS attracts and retains the best talent by providing an awesome work environment and treating employees like family. In turn, the employees develop the drive and commitment to produce great work and to treat customers with the very same respect and care.

The Benefits

  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership
  • Open-Book Financials
  • Open-Door Management Policy
  • Company-Paid Medical Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Company-Matched 401K
  • Educational Advancement Reimbursement

The Perks

  • Brand New Development Building (Complete with Slide and Climbing Net)
  • Bring Your Dog to Work
  • Work-From-Home Days
  • Flexible Hours
  • Company-Sponsored Health and Wellness Activities
  • Wi-Fi-Enabled Campus
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Video Games and Game Room
  • Grills and Picnic Tables
  • Fresh Fruit and Snacks
  • Company-Provided Friday Lunches
  • Company-Sponsored Events (Crawfish Boil, Grill-Outs, Thanksgiving Lunch, Christmas Party)

Employee Ownership

Everyone at HCSS -- executives, managers, and employees – has one thing in common: they're all owners of the company. Because of that mentality, they take extra care in their work and with customers.

Named to Houston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work in Houston" and "Fast 100" lists!

You’ll spend approximately half of your life at work. Why make it boring and miserable? Think about how much happier you’d be going to a job you enjoyed – more than that, a job you loved, that made you look forward to going to the office every day. HCSS is dedicated to providing that kind of career to employees.

Culture

At HCSS, we’re all about that perfect work-life balance. We foster a casual work environment where the dress code includes T-shirts and jeans and office Nerf wars can break out any time. We focus on getting our work done, not on how many hours we put in. See how our team showcases our culture through #insideHCSS.

Community

HCSS believes in being an integral partner of Sugar Land and the Greater Houston area. In addition to sponsoring several 5Ks and other events throughout the year, they also work with the Fort Bend Women's Center and other area charities. HCSS employees are into giving too, donating to Toys for Tots, working with Habitat for Humanity, and running to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research.


Named a 2015 "Happiest Company" by TinyPulse!

Health and wellness is ingrained in the HCSS company, culture, and employees. HCSS strives to help keep employees healthy by promoting wellness whenever possible, including offering a variety of health and fitness opportunities such as: 

  • Weekly Yoga, Boot Camp, & Strength Training Classes
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center
  • Covered Basketball/Volleyball Court
  • Running Track & Jogging Trail
  • Putting Green and Driving Range
  • Sponsored Sports Teams
  • $1000 Race Stipend
  • On-Site Sponsored Weight Watchers Meetings
  • Quarterly Wellness Challenges

At HCSS, you'll be able to feel energized coming to work every day and know that you are doing meaningful work while helping to build the nation's infrastructure. And you'll also be able to enjoy telling your friends and family all of the exciting things you're doing at your job.

The HCSS Mission

Since 1986, HCSS has been developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations. Today, HCSS is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market, serving thousands of construction companies across the nation. Year after year, they continue to innovate, refine, and expand their products as the industry evolves.

Our mission is to help customers dramatically improve their business through innovative, high-quality software and exceptionally helpful service, while providing a great life for employees.

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    Pros

    You can do (almost) anything if you prove yourself. It can be difficult at times, I admit. If you want to get a job and ride it out without making waves, this may be not for you.

     If you like being given a chance to do more than take phone calls or program something with no say, then you will like it. It is up to you to do it. There are paths for design, business, technical programming, implementation, sales, marketing. You are not stuck where you got hired if you show affinity in other areas.

    I am not saying that you cannot feel like you are talking to a wall sometimes. However, if you have faith in yourself and can back it up, it will work. You can be heard at the highest levels. No accomplishment should be handed to you. It can be earned from low to high levels though.

    Cons

    No riding out a job for a paycheck forever. We don't want you anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Those that don't like a basic logic test shouldn't be considered. We work together to help the company grow and share a great bonus every year. If you aren't contributing, you are dragging everyone else down.

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HCSS Photos

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HCSS photo of: HCSS employee panel speaking to students at a Campus Ambassador event
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HCSS photo of: Cloud team grabbing some lunch together
HCSS photo of: Hawaiian shirt Friday at the HCSS campus!
HCSS photo of: HCSS Campus Ambassadors and employees having fun at Escape Room for team-building!
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HCSS Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HCSS (Sugar Land, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Standard question and answer session. If you've done this in the past 8-10 years, you'll get it. There was a math test upon entry, but I think they just want to make sure you can solve the issues they create all of their business from. Entire interview took 2+ hours, but it was well worth it. The environment tour was awesome. Straight out of Silicon Valley, but in Texas. I have never been in a work environment like this before. It is the main reason I am striving to work there.

    Interview Questions

    • Sample test questions shouldn't be shared, as they are essential to what the company requires as far as knowledge. But if you can read a word problem, and analyze exactly what is being asked for, you will do fine. Other questions were very normal. Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it. Tell me how you designed the solution to that issue. What are your weaknesses, what are your strengths. Why are you interested in HCSS? Basically, if you aren't interested after the tour of the premises, just leave. One last item, I was asked to sketch out a sort of diagram on a white board to illustrate a solution I referenced in a previous question. So know what you are talking about, and don't lie, as someone will pick up on it.   1 Answer
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HCSS Awards & Accolades

  • Best Company to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group, 2017
  • Top Workplaces -- Midsize, The Houston Chronicle, 2016
  • Best Company to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group, 2016
  • Best Company to Work for in Texas(#4 in Medium Category), Best Companies Group and BCG Services, 2015
  • Best Company to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group and BCG Services, 2014
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