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HCSS Overview

www.hcss.com
Sugar Land, TX
201 to 500 employees
1986
Company - Private
Information Technology
$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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    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.

  • We had a surprise guest show up to our fun Top Golf event at the Users Group Meeting, showing us how golf was played back in the prehistoric days.

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HCSS – Why Work For Us?


Named one of the "Best Places to Work in Texas" for 9 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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    I have been working at HCSS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to stick your neck out, you will be heard. Too many don't figuring there may be a backlash. There won't be unless you are burning down the house! You can make a difference. You have a chance to make a new feature/product better.I have done it time and time again. It is great to hear from customers and trainers about how you did something to make their jobs better!

     If you want to hide in a corner and get a check, I guess you can. You won't get far for long. If you are good,work hard and even better have new ideas, you can really make a difference, be respected and make good money. What else do you want? We also get great profit sharing each year.

    Cons

    The company has gotten large enough to start having too many meetings instead of just doing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get me wrong, I believe in the measure twice and cut once method, but Sometimes the meetings are over the smallest things. Meetings on how to greet people at UGM or how to set up projectors, how to scan badges, just silly. There is inclusion and then there are participation trophies. This needs to stop.

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HCSS Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HCSS (Houston, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    First they ask you to solve simple math problems, 14 of those, you must get them correctly 11 out of 14 to go to the next round. Then, your resume will be reviewed. Then, set an appointment for phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions. Why you want this position? About the company, the products and services...   Answer Question
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HCSS Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces -- Midsize, The Houston Chronicle, 2016
  • Best Company to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group, 2016
  • Happiest Company Award, TINYpulse, 2015
  • Best Company to Work for in Texas (#4 in Medium Category), Best Companies Group and BCG Services, 2015
  • Fast 100, Houston Business Journal, 2015
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