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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.

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

  • Michael started off in a project management role early in his career, but deep down knew he wanted to be a Developer.

    He took a leap of faith and relocated from Iowa to join HCSS in Sugar Land, TX where we equipped him with the training and tools to be a successful Developer on our team.

    Read how he went from managing construction projects to a new career building construction software at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQG8D.

    From Managing Construction Projects, to Building Construction Software - HCSS Careers

    By Michael Bell In the past, when I told friends or family members that I wanted to pursue a career in software development, they looked at me as if I were crazy. I grew up on a farm and have [...]

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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.

HCSS Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sugar Land, TX
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    I have been working at HCSS full-time (More than 10 years)

    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

HCSS photo of: Development building
HCSS photo of: HCSS employee panel speaking to students at a Campus Ambassador event
HCSS photo of: HCSS Campus Ambassadors
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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Getting an Interview

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    QA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sugar Land, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HCSS (Sugar Land, TX) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process starts with the Assessment Questionnaire, which shouldn't be too difficult to pass if you are knowledgeable in basic math and dedicate time to work the word problems with just a pen, paper and calculator.

    If you pass the assessment, the HR Recruiter will schedule a phone interview if your application meets the needs of the company. The phone interview with the HR Recruiter was such a great experience, I personally like the way it was handled.

    If the phone interview goes well, you are then scheduled for a second in-house interview with the team, which also consist of taking the assessment test again in person (easier the 2nd time) then meet with the team either individually or in a team setting. The questions were based mostly on the experience listed on your resume and there is no other way to put it except be honest with your answers.

    Overall, I enjoyed this interview process even though I was not offered the position. I have nothing negative to say about this experience or this company's interview process. If anyone finds a fault in the process, this might be due to their own personal issues.

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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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