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City of Houston Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits health insurance lacking (in 25 reviews)

  • Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Politics can make it hard to move up the ladder (in 5 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay, very political, no unity across the city (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Utility Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to work.

    Cons

    Too much politics in the workplace.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Organization is very flexible for working parents.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and unexperienced management yields high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    When you know better, do better.

  3. "Superintendent Int'l Services - HOU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hobby, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hobby, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting opportunity to get a peek into the world of Int'l Travel, CBP processing, the differing Visas & how they work.

    Cons

    The 45 minute drive to/from Hobby from Porter, TX., is a bit inconvenient.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping-on with the beautiful caring of your reports - you are one of a kind & I've learned tons from you.


  4. "HPL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Most staff truly care about making a positive difference in the community.

    Cons

    Politics is always part of the deal.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason you hired a proven expert.


  5. "Customer service representative"

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

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours
    Benefits in 60 days

    Cons

    Management chooses unqualified employees for supervisors.


  6. "Great for experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience good place to seek pension.

    Cons

    Politics can make it hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Regarding management rolls, promote from within.


  7. "Investigator"

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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

    I currently can not think of the pros

    Cons

    Not a very trusting environment, A lot of micromanagement by people with lack of knowledge and skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Attend management courses.

  8. "City employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great peaople great place to work

    Cons

    Bad benefits very bad insurance

    Advice to Management

    Better insurance


  9. "Loved Working For City"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Varied work, challenging, great co-workers, pension

    Cons

    Limited time-off, rigid, bureaucracy


  10. "Lead Agent"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work the shift that fits your schedule

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays


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