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City of Houston IT Dept Reviews

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  1. "Sr, IT Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technical capabilities.
    Very good work space
    Large department of 200 + a federated model to outside departments
    Some excellent management

    Cons

    To many major projects and not enough resources
    The PMO Office is still young, undermanned and needs an A/D and admin.specialists
    The CIO is Visionary however doesn't share that across the department
    There are many internal department and external silos that need to come down. The federated model may need revamping or better direction.

    Advice to Management

    It's all about attitude. The management needs to let the business goals and frontline folks vet out processes and services and then work wit IT to apply the technology. To many departments and division don't get that choice.

    Back to basics !!!


  2. "Hey, we all gotta eat, right?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston IT Dept as a contractor

    Pros

    Reasonably stable (except for layoffs and mandatory furloughs)

    Cons

    Jumping through hoops to keep medical benefits (constantly having to attend seminars, get vitals taken, etc to "build points" in order to keep the cheaper medical program)
    Pay not that great, a little below average and it's difficult to promote/move up
    No training programs offered, no educational reimbursement (They have some program for the kids of employees, but what about the people that actually show up and do the work??)

    Advice to Management

    Catch up to the private sector! You sure do generate enough revenue due to services you charge for (Water, Public Works, HPD writing tickets, Permitting, etc) quit spending needless money and pay the people who actually do the work a more competitive rate.

  3. "Good city to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent IT processes that run the city

    Cons

    Old computers make running the city slow

    Advice to Management

    None