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City of Houston Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits health insurance lacking (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Sideloader"

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people and friendly environment. Always got the help I needed from my supervisor and we had weekly meetings to keep us abreast of what's going on in the city of Houston

    Cons

    The hours do vary we had to work long 14 hr shifts some days helping out other centers within the city and would keep us out at night making it hard to pick up trash in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Try not to spread your employees to thin and realize driving 14 hrs is not easy especially at night


  2. "Run, don't walk away from here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Uh...a job.
    Pension if you can last 5 years

    Cons

    The management here is trying to degrade everyone to the point of leaving. I Have never experienced such a high turn over rate OR such a low morale in a department.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE.
    Help grow the folks you have instead of trying to bring in your friends who are lazy and honestly don't know what they are doing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a better place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, interesting challenges

    Cons

    Politics will affect your ability to perform at your best. No compensation improvements over others performing below your level fo achievement

    Advice to Management

    Apply the salary ranges stated in the job positions according to performance. Avoid removing personnel with high degree of contribution by others in politically powerful positions.


  4. "Great Company to Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity in services, employees, and clients, Locations throughout the Houston, competitive salaries, tenured employees

    Cons

    Few opportunities for inter-departmental advancement

    Advice to Management

    Consider developing an employee pool of applicants who wish to be promoted or merely seek a change in work an avenue to do so, ie employee interning, job suggestion. Reduce the work week from 5 days to 4 days.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "9 to 5"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Great hours

    Cons

    Bad management - Doesn't give any opportunity for upper mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiding the problems, fix them. Upper management does not care for sexual harassment from male supervisors.


  6. "Sr. HR Generalist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Just like any government organization, its a good place to work.

    Cons

    Dont have any negative comments. City has been good to me. Overall happy and satisfied

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Customer Service Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Student friendly, flexible, understanding, Gives you opportunity do your own programs, great management!

    Cons

    Won't get rid of employees that do not do their job

  8. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work hours and days off

    Cons

    no pay raises
    hard for promotion


  9. "Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Microbiologist II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston as a contractor

    Pros

    Job stability
    Stressless work
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Lack of opportunities to learn new skill or move up


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