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City of Houston Reviews

Updated October 20, 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
  • Extremely low pay, very political, no unity across the city (in 8 reviews)

  • upper management (director level) are incompetent (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Of you like cleaning and making places look attractive work here."

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits also a stable job.

    Cons

    Your hours change after training.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    Pros

    the city provides great experience

    Cons

    there are not many opportunities to advance


  4. "Health Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers/supervisor/patient care/ no weekends

    Cons

    Salary ,need new clinics,bad management

    Advice to Management

    Could use yearly employee evaluation for raises. Will make a better and productive employee.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Sideloader"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sanitarian III (supervisor)"

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    Former Employee - Sanitarian III ( Supervisor) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sanitarian III ( Supervisor) in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal satisfaction; job satisfaction; great set of co workers.

    Cons

    Not an equal opportunity employer as they say in words not carried out in deeds.

    Advice to Management

    To increae moral develop people from within and give them an opportunity to grow; to do not bring people from outside, who are inexperienced and less educated, and place them on top of honest hard working people.


  7. "Great place!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Houston as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly environment, benefits are great too!

    Cons

    Hard to get a permanent position

  8. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    good pay, easy job, and 40 hours every week

    Cons

    super hot outside, unruly kids


  9. "Hand's on Experience in Sustainability"

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    Former Intern - Sustainability Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Sustainability Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with the City of Houston Office of Sustainability. Staff really worked to integrate me inside the world of sustainability and urban planning. Extremely flexible schedule as well.

    Cons

    Bosses had many meetings throughout the day, so it was difficult to ask questions and get a hold of them sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    No advice really! It was a great experience


  10. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    the pay was good and if improvement was need, such as an individual's swimming ability or the skills needed as a lifeguard, help was available.

    Cons

    It is hot and you have to deal with individuals who are not always willing to follow rules.


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