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City of Houston Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits health insurance lacking (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Plumbing inspector. Resigned 3/22/2017"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plumbing Inspector in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Plumbing Inspector in North Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits health insurance lacking.

    Cons

    Too much politics good old boy network

    Advice to Management

    Chill


  2. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom, not micromanaged, purposeful, decent pay

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow, needs culture improvement


  3. "Focus"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Benefits Officer; Deputy Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Benefits Officer; Deputy Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, predictable, and major focus on funding

    Cons

    inconsistent performance management and transparency

    Advice to Management

    Hire top talent


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  5. "CSC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSC in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CSC in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few pros to working in the health and human services department. Hopefully you get a decent team to work with, however that's very unlikely

    Cons

    Poor leadership, upper management constantly covers for poor performing supervisors. Also, employee reviews are biased and show preferential treatment. Vertical mobility and raises are non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Take an honest assessment of regional managers.


  6. "Fulfilling work, usual government bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work was very fulfilling, knowing your daily duties help many in Houston. In my role I got to interact with many people in my department and the work was always varied Day to day. Flex time is great and most supervisors were willing to work w you on your schedule! Benefits ok.

    Cons

    Many levels of bureaucracy to go through to get things done or changed so things can take a long time to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep flex schedule and let your younger staff work to problem solve as much as possible!


  7. "FreddieW"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accoiuntant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accoiuntant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent for employee and family

    Cons

    The path to advancement is very narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Professional Growth needed


  8. "Assisting Citizens"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with - family type of environment

    Cons

    Some of the benefits like pension are starting to erode

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the folks doing the work.


  9. "Animal care techician"

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Loved helping the animals and loved helping people

    Cons

    supervisors are not so good. can be very unprofessional


  10. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is a pension regardless of when you join and you are vested after 5 years

    Cons

    It takes a long time for things to be implemented

    Advice to Management

    Implement Programs and Processes faster...less red tape


  11. "Semi-Skilled Laborer"

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    Current Employee - Semi-skilled Laborer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Semi-skilled Laborer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get benefits and payed vacation.

    Cons

    Well from my point of view and custodian department I'm in if you not a favorite you want excel. When you try to climb the ladder they pull you down. Fairness is not here.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional and equal and fair with their employees. Stop showing so much favoritism.


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