City of Houston Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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City of Houston Mayor/Executive Officer Sylvester Turner (no image)
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125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to work with good benefits(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, accrued vacation time(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No room to grow from low pay rates group(in 14 reviews)

  • "No room for growth unless someone retires(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it

      May 5, 2021 - Office Service Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good enjoy the job and coworkers

      Cons

      None it is truly a good place

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Competitive Pay & Benefits with Some Perks

      Apr 26, 2021 - Administrative Specialist in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, benefits are above average, pay is generally competitive with private sector, great for building a career or changing directions, many opportunities for advancement, still provides a pension along with a 457b plan, job is protected once you pass 1 year, union benefits

      Cons

      Pay can be less than competitive in a few departments or on some teams, you have to go looking for the perks of the job since no one will tell you, pension is no longer what it used to be (but better than nothing), many of the creature comforts of private sector jobs are missing,

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent - Depends on who you work directly with

      May 3, 2021 - Chief of Staff in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are some amazing people working at the City and its an awesome chance to make a difference in the everyday lives of City constituents

      Cons

      There is often not a lot of room for growth for mid level upper management, your experience is dictated by who you report to directly and there are often power struggles that are suppressive of innovative talent because of the scarcity of senior roles

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was okay

      Apr 30, 2021 - Recreation Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was fun and creative

      Cons

      No promotion and can’t move up.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Senior Public Loss Investigator

      May 7, 2021 - Senior Investigator in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent time off and good benefits

      Cons

      upper management is detached from employees doing the work

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Pays the Bills

      May 6, 2021 - Customer Service Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits and the ability to move up in the organization.

      Cons

      Technology not up to date

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      I love working for the City of hOuston

      Apr 12, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      coworkers, telecommuting, benefits, leave donations, and paid holidays

      Cons

      I do not have any cons with the COH at this time.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Apr 12, 2021 - Videographer/Editor in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work for salary.

      Cons

      Bad to work for promotion.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Municipal Government

      Mar 30, 2021 - Administrative Supervisor in Katy, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse work environment and well balanced in culture

      Cons

      Not fully policy & regulatory driven

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Staff Psychologist

      Apr 24, 2021 - Staff Psychologist II in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a defined benefit pension plan

      Cons

      I really have none to share

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