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City of Houston Reviews

Updated February 6, 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 when I started 16 years ago (in 17 reviews)

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

  • Very hard to move up due to very stringent "minimum qualification" requirements (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Intern at the city of houston"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment for my first job

    Cons

    There is nothing to dislike about this job


  2. "Business Development Coordinator at the certification department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great experience! - This place is worth to jump start your career. Love the 8 to 5 job.

    Cons

    The office of Bussiness Opportunity has three departments. Unfortunately, management likes to create a divisive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people.


  3. "Assisting Citizens"

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    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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Contractor - Self Employeed in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Self Employeed in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great summer job. Good exersize and plenty of sun.

    Cons

    Summer ends and job ends.

    Advice to Management

    Great management.


  8. "Good culture, boring work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are very supportive and help you learn on the spot

    Cons

    It's very administrative work so it gets boring at time.


  9. "Senior Compensation Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable work environment for their employees.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's not as bad as you think"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Investigator
    Current Employee - Environmental Investigator

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

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - my particular group is very team oriented and supportive
    - chance to do substantive work

    Cons

    - upper management (director level) are incompetent. their mistakes and bad judgement trickle down to us all
    - pay and benefits are mediocre

    Advice to Management

    talk to people on the ground, don't just assume you know because you don't.


  11. "Good job - low pay"

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    Former Employee - Natural Resources Specialist V TCEQ in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Natural Resources Specialist V TCEQ in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great co-workers, good to step up to another position from, but elsewhere

    Cons

    compensation on lower end of scale



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