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City of Houston Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits health insurance lacking (in 24 reviews)

  • Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sanitarian"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible schedule, don't have to take your work home

    Cons

    few to no opportunities for advancement, no bonuses, infrequent/low raises


  2. "General analytical title"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Numerous holidays off with this company,

    Cons

    Pay is grossly behind the market.

  3. "FreddieW"

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent for employee and family

    Cons

    The path to advancement is very narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Professional Growth needed


  4. "Intern at the city of houston"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Assisting Citizens"

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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
    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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Semi-Skilled Laborer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Semi-skilled Laborer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Semi-skilled Laborer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get benefits and payed vacation.

    Cons

    Well from my point of view and custodian department I'm in if you not a favorite you want excel. When you try to climb the ladder they pull you down. Fairness is not here.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional and equal and fair with their employees. Stop showing so much favoritism.


  9. "Great pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Regular pay raises, Relaxed environment, Overtime is definitely available, Easy job once you learn all about the system and different plants & stations.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts are the biggest con. The shift rotates every month. There are four different shifts: days, evenings, nights, and swing shift.


  10. "A joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pension if you can make it.

    Cons

    A joke. Opposite of meritocracy.


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