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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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  • For our 10th acceptance of the "Best Companies to Work for in Texas" award, we're honored to be ranked #2! If you're ready to be part of our amazing work culture, check out our open career opportunities at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQd9H.

  • To make a lasting impact on the community and the world... it all starts with you. Watch how you can make your impact at HCSS and beyond at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEzu

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HCSS – Why Work For Us?


Named one of the "Best Places to Work in Texas" for 10 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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    "A potentially life changing experience for the right employees"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Sugar Land, TX
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    I have been working at HCSS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After a long time in software development, I chanced upon HCSS. I was drawn in by how deeply HCSS is invested in employees' well being and long term growth. Within just a few months, I knew HCSS was the right choice for me.

    Some of the pros that I've experienced directly or been party to:
    -A culture based on employee ownership and self-reliance
    -Compassionate coworkers that deeply care about your success
    -A chance to establish your own role at HCSS so long as it brings value
    -Freedom and support in pursuing both personal and professional self improvement goals
    -Direct access to all levels of management up to and including the Owner/CEO
    -Being able to directly impact the careers and lives of coworkers in a positive way
    -Opportunities to manage and implement your own ideas and initiatives both small and large in scope

    I have learned so much in just a few years with HCSS. Before HCSS, I knew how to work hard; now I know how to work effectively on the things that really matter. I had led teams and supervised before HCSS; now I know how to lead by example, inspire others, and work collaboratively with other departments and leaders to accomplish goals. I used to view my job as a separate part of my life; something that supported my home life at best, something I dreaded going to at worst. HCSS has changed all that: There is just life now--exciting, special and meaningful, day in and day out. And I have a hard time imagining HCSS not being part of it.

    Cons

    A side effect of working in a such positive environment with well-intentioned peers is that even the smallest pieces of drama and emotional expense tend to stand out. Memories are often long, and it can take time to overcome mistakes and re-earn trust (starting out on the wrong foot can be particularly difficult to recover from). We preach that the best way to confront conflict is head on, but this does not always jibe with our compassionate, easygoing nature. In this way, HCSS may not be a great place for highly emotional people that tend to carry a lot of stress/worry and try to please everyone all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Managers work through your supervisors and team members. Executives work through your managers. Continue to champion change that can develop organically at all levels (and at a reasonable pace) rather than being pushed down. When the responsibility of change is willingly owned by the entire organization, the chance of success will rise. HCSS is an amazing place to work and will only continue to get better if we get to improve it together.

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HCSS Interviews

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HCSS (Houston, TX) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Submitted application on-line and took the on-line assessment test. They have a very structured process and you can expect them to follow up and respond as advertised. It's all very matter of fact which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Interview Questions

    • The assessment test consisted of math 'word' problems. The ones that stood out were two convoluted ones on calculating the cost per hour of an employee doing actual once you factor in training, vacations, etc. It struck me as them being more interested in teaching applicants about employment costs rather than testing math skills.   1 Answer
    • Lots of percentage questions, too. The one I had to really think about was the 'John does a job in 16 hours. Joe does the same job in 22. How long if they work together?' or some-such   1 Answer
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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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