Mission: Every day, Headworks International devotes its considerable resources to meet the world’s demand for our most precious resource: clean water. The challenges facing the water industry change daily—to meet these evolving needs, we’ve devoted decades ...
I have been working at Headworks full-time
Working at a company where everyone is passionate about cleaning the water which goes back into the environment all around the world is my favorite thing about working at Headworks. Management truly cares about my progress up the ladder and that the career I want is the one they try to make possible for me. Compensation is fair no matter your gender, race or religion as it's all bench marked against Salary.com. The diversity in the headquarters office is a match for being in Houston, the most diverse city in the USA. I learn a ton from my colleagues, not only about the business, but about the world. The managers are respectful of my personal life and I only work late or on the weekend on the rare occasion when something really needs to get out and I've fallen behind.
This is a relative small business, so everyone has to pull their weight. If someone doesn't do their work, doesn't have the skill set they put in their resume or has a negative attitude, it shows up fast. The whole department participates in interviewing and deciding on new candidates, but sometimes we don't get it right and the whole process has to start again. People are expected to be professional and team oriented, too. If not, they are shown the door. It's sometimes frustrating that we are short a person in a department because of this, but the long term people here are always willing to help with the workload. And the policy of keeping the very best people happy is working well.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. The new senior executive team are rock stars and I'm so lucky to work with them. New head of engineering literally came from a company which removes nuclear waste from water. What a fantastic opportunity to work with people of that caliber.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Headworks (Houston, TX) in August 2016.
First had phone interview/screen with hiring manager. Job seemed very interesting. Was called in for interview with hiring manager, another manager and department staff. Called again to meet with CEO
The entire Headworks Int'l Team is delighted that Houston Business Journal has selected us as the 18th Best Place to Work in Houston for the small business category! Being in the top 20 companies is awesome!