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City of Houston Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  • Poor leadership, insufficient staffing, low pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Politics can make it hard to move up the ladder (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Business Development Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Career ladder, HR, bi-weekly payroll

    Cons

    May take a while to get in- but keep applying

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  2. "staff analyst"

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    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Security, Stable, Pension, work life balance

    Cons

    None, Couldn't recruit young graduate

  3. "Assistant City Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Assistant City Attorney in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant City Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension is good if you have worked there for several years.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, insufficient staffing, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Don’t undervalue institutional knowledge, treat employees with respect.


  4. "Utility Worker"

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to work.

    Cons

    Too much politics in the workplace.


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Organization is very flexible for working parents.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and unexperienced management yields high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    When you know better, do better.


  6. "Superintendent Int'l Services - HOU"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hobby, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hobby, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting opportunity to get a peek into the world of Int'l Travel, CBP processing, the differing Visas & how they work.

    Cons

    The 45 minute drive to/from Hobby from Porter, TX., is a bit inconvenient.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping-on with the beautiful caring of your reports - you are one of a kind & I've learned tons from you.


  7. "HPL"

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

    I worked at City of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Most staff truly care about making a positive difference in the community.

    Cons

    Politics is always part of the deal.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason you hired a proven expert.

  8. "Customer service representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours
    Benefits in 60 days

    Cons

    Management chooses unqualified employees for supervisors.


  9. "Great for experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience good place to seek pension.

    Cons

    Politics can make it hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Regarding management rolls, promote from within.


  10. "Investigator"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    I currently can not think of the pros

    Cons

    Not a very trusting environment, A lot of micromanagement by people with lack of knowledge and skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Attend management courses.


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