City of Houston Reviews

Updated May 9, 2020

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City of Houston Mayor/Executive Officer Sylvester Turner (no image)
Sylvester Turner
98 Ratings
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  • "Terrible management in the department, low morale of coworkers, high turnover, and low pay(in 12 reviews)

  • "There is no room for growth unless you know a higher-up(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work at."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quite responsive to their employees

    Cons

    Professional growth stifling is a major concern

    City of Houston2019-11-04
  2. "Very good place to work and have a career."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good work/projects, many opportunities, stable, safety emphasis, good health benefits.

    Cons

    Often too much work, compensation can be on the lower side.

    City of Houston2020-05-09
  3. "Great place to start a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, interesting projects, excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lower salary than private sector.

    City of Houston2020-04-30
  4. "Don't stay here too long."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work to get away from a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for growth.

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    City of Houston2020-04-16
  5. "Get To The Money"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Its all about what Department You sign up for. If you want that office job...paying going to suck and you first up for Furloughs and layoffs

    Cons

    A lot of unnecessary nepotism. People hire their friends and kids. It's hard to get rid of bad apples

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    City of Houston2020-03-15
  6. "Company Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team chemistry within departments

    Cons

    Office politics are sometimes stronger than the actual politics of Houston

    City of Houston2020-03-09
  7. "Great work/life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Pension and time off accruals...both vacation and sick.

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to other industries

    City of Houston2020-02-12
  8. "Cool"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Electrician 

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Cool and very breezy place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes I have to pee and can't.

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    City of Houston2020-02-10
  9. "Stable but too bureaucratic."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stability, learning opportunities flexibility good work environment

    Cons

    Favoritism no opportunities for advancement

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    City of Houston2020-02-09
  10. "Set scheduling, hours guaranteed. Great while going to school."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Houston

    Pros

    Hours guaranteed, Great Health Benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth unless someone retires

    City of Houston2020-01-10
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