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City of Houston Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "Poor leadership, insufficient staffing, low pay" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Steady employment, " means there is no room for growth unless you are one of the "favorite upper-management employees" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Place to Work"

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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

    The benefits and salary are ok.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "It's Not so Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    If you are in the right department with good leadership the City of Houston is a great place to work.

    Cons

    There are too many unqualified employees and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pick more educated employees

  3. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Rollover PTO
    Holidays off
    Pension for 5 year employees

    Cons

    Low pay for employees
    Unstable job security

    Advice to Management

    Promote within for employees who are hungry to move up


  4. "Deputy Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits are good at city.

    Cons

    Leadership development can be improved.


  5. "COH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Rarely had to take work home

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Not The Same"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Security and Benefits are not the worst

    Cons

    Becoming too much like the private sector and don't pay enough

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's fair and look out for them and they will perform better for you.


  7. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great job, dmeveryday is different

    Cons

    None, I like where I work

    Advice to Management

    Better equipment

  8. "Stuck in a Rut"

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

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

    Pros

    Job Security. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Difficult to get anything done. Outdated technology. Bureaucracy. Stonewalling and procrastination by management. No raises. No recognition or compensation for doing good work.

    Advice to Management

    You don't keep good employees because you treat them as if they can't leave.


  9. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    job stability is there all the time

    Cons

    low pay and no increase at all


  10. "Meh"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start or end a career

    Cons

    If you want a raise, be ready to fight.


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