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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. "Sr.utility mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Uiltity Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Uiltity Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benifits and money can lead the group

    Cons

    Co workers may hate on u

    Advice to Management

    Good


  2. "Municipal Court Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is okay. Could be better.

    Cons

    Every single thing about this job is absolute trash. The supervisors here carry themselves with zero integrity, zero professionalism and try to intimidate their staff by acting extremely patronizing, threatening and condescending towards them. Supervisors here are the most hypocrtical creatures I've ever come across. Will bark orders to not use internet for personal reasons but will be online shopping or on Facebook constantly. Or they will make subtle remarks about a small detail on your dress code while wearing flip flops in a "professional setting". Everything about the way their processes and procedures work are unorganized and disordered. Judges and other supervisors feel because of their title and seniority that they are allowed to talk to you any kind of way and you are supposed to take it. Honestly, this is the most corrupt, immoral, and UNETHICAL place I have EVER worked and would not recommend my worst enemy to apply here UNLESS you are trying to get your foot in the door with the City, law, or criminal justice. DO NOT APPLY! KEEP LOOKING! YOU WILL REGRET IT

    Advice to Management

    Sweep them all out and start over fresh. If you are going to bark orders to your employees at least stop being hypocrites and set a good example by following them yourselves.


  3. "Good job - low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Executive Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executitve Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executitve Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Aviation is an exciting field

    Cons

    Not enough vacation time (poor accrual system for experienced professionals)
    limited mobility to move advance


  6. "Safety Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Safety Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Safety Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work when there is not lay offs

    Cons

    Below average salary, but a good place to start right after college
    No chance of promotion unless you know someone


  7. "Houston Public Library"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours,flexible,lazy leadership,get paid every two weeks,their is not really any movement,branches with mangers,thier people look like the three stooges running a desk.....

    Cons

    Lousy training,lots of cheaters on the card system,to much gossip,lots of clicks,workers fund ways of not helping customers pay fees,lousy liars

    Advice to Management

    Management leaves branches hanging,upper management finds stool pigeons to take a fall,help your people learn this damm easy job,quit filling in gaps just because someone has a masters in shuffling books,open up spots to get new blood in,get rid of stagment people who been there as of 1985........or 2005.....upgrade from XP,and windows pro.......


  8. "warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Have good Benefits and nice place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons at all


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are available for advancement typically the people that you would work with are good people.

    Cons

    The organization is not very proactive, it is very tradition driven. The lack of preplanning huts the organization and limits the growth.


  10. "Management Analsyt 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good benefits, access to the tunnels.

    Cons

    No room for growth, low salary

    Advice to Management

    too much micromanaging


  11. "Police Sergeant"

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pension, Job security, Intra transfer within department, written policy to protect the rights of employee against the higher supervisors, Strong union to keep the power balance between the employer and employees, Fair promotion channels, Strong anti sexual harassment policy.

    Cons

    Dangerous career, Job related stress, Power struggling, Long working hours when civil unrest, Personnel conflict, High divorce rate, High suicidal rate.

    Advice to Management

    Care for the rank and file.


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