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City of Houston Reviews

Updated March 18, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good job while looking for other jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jobs are easy and it's hard to get fired.

    Cons

    80% of the work is done by 20%
    Benefits are horrible and paying more and more for them each year.

    Advice to Management

    Breakdown the silos of knowledge. A lot of work is being duplicated by City, County, and State.

  3. "Public Sector Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bureau Chief in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bureau Chief in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes that delay procurement and change management

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  4. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Counselor
    Former Employee - Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Subsidized parking, access to tunnel system for lunch, coffee

    Cons

    micromanagers, poor employee morale, lack of diversity in most departments


  5. "Politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job security and civil service.

    Cons

    Politics and the whim of those connected


  6. "OK Career"

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker
    Current Employee - Utility Worker

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and hire people with convictions, no education or training required

    Cons

    seniority doesn't support growth, pay is mediocre, most areas have clicks that control everything


  7. "not a place you can grow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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

    if you want security its the place for you

    Cons

    If you want to grow and work hard its not for you. only people without education and values get ahead.

  8. "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


  9. "City of Houston"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "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.