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City of Houston Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Nov 18, 2020

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City of Houston Mayor/Executive Officer Sylvester Turner (no image)
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140 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to work with good benefits(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, accrued vacation time(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No room to grow from low pay rates group(in 14 reviews)

  • "No room for growth unless someone retires(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Adminsitrative Assistant

      Aug 20, 2020 - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The city has great benefits for the employee

      Cons

      The flexibility could be limited.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good to start off or retire

      Nov 18, 2020 - Customer Service Clerk in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, accrued vacation time

      Cons

      No raises, very difficult to move up

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      OK Career

      Feb 24, 2019 - Utility Worker 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great benefits and hire people with convictions, no education or training required

      Cons

      seniority doesn't support growth, pay is mediocre, most areas have clicks that control everything

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not too bad

      Jan 12, 2019 - Health Investigator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, flexible hours and paid sick time off.

      Cons

      Too much beaurocracy with top management

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Registered Dietitian- WIC

      Oct 30, 2018 - Registered Dietitian in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      An attempt at competitive pay and great benefits.

      Cons

      Understaffed, odd working hours, limited work as an actual dietitian. Mostly management work.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Paralegal

      Nov 6, 2018 - Paralegal in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The City if Houston offers Great benefits!

      Cons

      The salary range for most positions is very low compared to private sector for the same positions.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great overall

      Nov 29, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, decent pay, lots of good people there.

      Cons

      If you work for someone at the executive level that got their position through cronyism/knowing the right people, it will become apparent very quickly. (And your life could be a nightmare accordingly.) Executives are told to "do what you like as long as you don't break the law" , and live out that credo. I've seen management fabricate disciplinary paperwork against employees they don't like, sign my name on it and then order me to give it to them. (This occurred twice.) When I refused to do so, I was told I would be written up for not doing so. One executive ordered his technicians to give knowingly inaccurate information to firefighter leadership. The same executive fired one employee he didn't like 1 hour before his 1 year probation was to end, is being accused of receiving kickbacks, has survived multiple OIG investigations over the years and is now the subject of an EEOC investigation: Yet he still somehow continues to retain his job! I quit halfway through my probation in complete disgust and moved on to a better company.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Bait and Switch...beware!

      Sep 27, 2017 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great environment and coworkers encourage you to learn. There are some disgruntled workers but they love the security, so are unlikely to quit. Great benefits but questionable pay structure and job qualifications matching to positions.

      Cons

      Job titles and job descriptions on the job postings are very misleading as well as the pay structure. People are getting paid more with less education and doing less work those qualified in other positions getting paid way less. It really seems to be about tenure, but it's still not very clear...the methodology makes no sense. Do your research before you sell yourself short. I got hired on and not even weeks later a job was posted with less qualifications than my current job that I could have easily qualified for making nearly 10-15K more. I'm livid, especially since in the salary negotiation process they refused to pay me more a couple thousands more.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      If you can get past/ accept the beaurocracy it isn't so bad.

      Apr 27, 2011 - Airport Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Benefits. Generous Vacation time depending on years of service. Perfect attendance i.e. not calling in 'Sick" will give you 3 extra personal days to use per year.

      Cons

      Using paid sick time is frowned upon and in some departments it negatively reflects on your performance review. People are more concerned with CYA than with actually getting things done. It seems as though employees are afraid to make a decision and 'ruffle any feathers' or bring any attention to themselves.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      OK place to work

      Apr 23, 2013 - Supervisor in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      At one time, great benefits as a tradeoff for poor salary. In bad financial times, the city did not WANT to afford to give raises, so they provided better benefits (vacation days, pension, etc).

      Cons

      When times are tough, the city attacks benefits and forgets why we received them. The city is quick to forget deals they make for political reasons. You work for over 20+ years with the understanding of what's at the end-of-the road.. then, they change the deal.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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