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City of Houston Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 health insurance lacking (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable. Awesome work/life balance. Managers here are very mindful that you have a life outside of work and respect that. Benefits are terrific. Work is well balanced and not tedious, redundant, or monotonous. Good co-workers. Stress free environment. Good choices for career advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is reasonable. Some other places definitely pay more. Though I have not worked for long, just from hearing from other, it seems like promotions and raises can be slow to come if you are not willing to move to another department, division, or branch, due to so many employees sticking to the same position for years (sometimes over 20 years!).

    Advice to Management

    So far so good!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Community Liasion for Departmental Cooperation and Invervention"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adninisrtative Assistant V in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Adninisrtative Assistant V in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You serve in a problem solving mode and make things happen as they should

    Cons

    Long Hours beyond 40 hours a week.


  3. "entering parcel data from metes and bounds from our survey crews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people below management emediate supervisors

    Cons

    the benifits are getting worse


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  5. "Great People to work with and great office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Office environment with the new location. People are always there to help when need help and the manager are always accessible. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts

    Cons

    Office politics and location. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts

    Advice to Management

    People are always there to help when need help and the manager are always accessible. Ensures the acquisition, relationship, and retention of private investment management accounts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sufficient with great opportunities to move around.Depending on where you are in life, whether it be recent grad or a 50"

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

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

    Pros

    Stability! You'll here most employees rave about retiring and many have been there for YEARS

    Cons

    Pay may not be as much as you may get in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to say because management varies on departments and sections.


  7. "Great opportunities for advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance into management.
    Learn lots of crossover skills.
    Opportunity to change career paths
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are lower as far as take home pay, but benefits make up more than the difference.
    Mostly deal with unhappy customers.

    Advice to Management

    loosen up on the punch-in punch-out thing...


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Airport Operations Asst. - Houston Airport System/City of Houston"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Assistant 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

    Great group of people to work with
    Good Pay
    Flexible Hours
    Overtime for Full Time
    Security Clearance(s)
    Awesome Benefits
    Requires Creativity

    Cons

    Work Outside
    Work in All Weather Conditions
    Lengthy employment process
    Must deal with irate passengers and their guest
    Work in Environmentally/Air Hazardous Areas (Terminal E/D international Arrivals)

    Advice to Management

    Get out and help more


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome people to be around"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Houston part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very close to the tunnels

    Cons

    Some people ignore the fact that you have a college education


  10. Helpful (1)

    "My tenure was productive, educational and rewarding."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The City of Houston provides excellent training, company values, benefits, parking incentives and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Administrative and/or office personnel are not recognized in a timely manner when it comes to promotions within the company. As a result, they are relocated or passed over to fill vacancies and not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Office staff members are the right hand to upper management. They work selfishly to accommodate management and are expected to maintain daily operations of the office. Without us, the office would not run as smoothly.


  11. "Great entry level experience."

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

    Pros

    You create a working pace that works best for you.

    Cons

    The once excellent benefits are now just standard benefits.


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