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City of Houston Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "Steady employment, " means there is no room for growth unless you are one of the "favorite upper-management employees" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Poor leadership, insufficient staffing, low pay" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "CSR"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Houston part-time

    Pros

    See to succeed project, very rewarding

    Cons

    Temp employee , no job after project is over


  2. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Health Investigator
    Former Employee - Health Investigator

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours and paid sick time off.

    Cons

    Too much beaurocracy with top management

    Advice to Management

    Give more room for growth

  3. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits are legit.

    Cons

    Dealing with ghetto people on the phone ain’t fun.


  4. "City of Houston"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Public Health Investigator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Public Health Investigator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits pension is lackluster

    Cons

    Very political environment very difficult to move up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Plant Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    The benefits, pto, and the pay raises.

    Cons

    One of the downsides is that management doesn't get any input from the operators.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the operators more.


  6. "Account Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits , civil servant protected after a year.

    Cons

    Hard to promote, lots of crab in a bucket mentality .

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your good employees


  7. "Director of Communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Time consuming and not enough pay.

  8. "Equipment worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get hands on experience.

    Cons

    You don't get paid a lot.


  9. "Data entry records clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best best part Is great bosses and great training they treat you like family always willing to help and they don't micromanage at all... love the city of Houston for employment

    Cons

    Just don't be late for work.... maybe 2 times but after that don't be late...

    Advice to Management

    Great job, great training and keep listening to your employees.... great place to work


  10. "Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    The City if Houston offers Great benefits!

    Cons

    The salary range for most positions is very low compared to private sector for the same positions.