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City of Houston Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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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. "Data entry records clerk"

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    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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Paralegal"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth"

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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

    Benefits; Experience; Skills learned; Holidays off

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement; Lots of political influence on all aspects of job; WAY too many people in positions of power & high pay that have no business being there

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the employees who actually work; Help them grow and advance and excel


  7. "Registered Dietitian- WIC"

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    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An attempt at competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Understaffed, odd working hours, limited work as an actual dietitian. Mostly management work.

    Advice to Management

    Value your dietitians more. We work very hard to obtain this title and to be viewed as just another employee or nutritionists is very discouraging and disheartening.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing place to intern during the final year of law school.

    Cons

    Parking and thats about it.


  9. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very stable place to work as there are virtually no layoffs. They pay me money. All new hires start in Group D = <30 of you final salary for a pension.

    Cons

    The good ole boy system is still in place as promotions are based on relationships. Innovators are punished and old school processes are favored over innovative steps.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to review the hiring and promotions practices to make them more competitive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Steady Job"

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

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Steady Work Schedule, Great Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    Very political no matter what position one works, Very demanding, hard to get promoted


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