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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. Helpful (1)

    "Janitor"

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

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benifits and fulltime pay Not much else out side of this. Vaction time as well was pertty good.

    Cons

    Managers harass employees often and can be very ignorant when it comes to the knowledge of the job description

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers that care about the safety of their workers and who are mentally stable enough to be tolerant of other beliefs in religion or heritage.


  2. "Houston Permitting Center"

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

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

    Pros

    Consistency
    A stable job
    No weekends

    Cons

    Salaries, Advancement, politics, no acknowledge


  3. "Records Tech"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher/Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher/Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good hours, downtown, very good eye opener.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons


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  5. "Not Bad"

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

    Pros

    Lots of Bureaucracy
    Too much time to do anything
    Ridiculous changes

    Cons

    Upward mobility in many areas, endless opportunities
    work life balance is great and rarely do you work past 6
    PENSION Plan which is a disappearing commodity in this day and age
    Excellent security and

    Advice to Management

    Think about it....


  6. "outcome"

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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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits when I started 16 years ago

    Cons

    not a lot of room for promotions


  7. "Stable employment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager 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

    stable employment
    decent organizational culture
    work life balance

    Cons

    difficult to advance based on merit
    compensation is not competitive


  8. "customer service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jailer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Jailer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work load is fairy easy

    Cons

    To many people trying to run things


  9. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You are helping disable individuals with developmental disabilities. Being able to manage their health issues and help them to integrate into the community with others. these are the pros

    Cons

    I don't like being taken advantage of and or not being given a raise due to my work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize when they have good people in their business.


  10. "Making a difference"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Ability to make a difference
    Vast cultures and experiences
    Special projects

    Cons

    Decentralized departments
    Communication is difficult at times
    Hard to be recognized at times

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the good people that are doing good work


  11. "Student Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relaxed work experience

    Cons

    Difficult to get on board full time.



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