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"Learning experience"

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Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

salary is good for the position

Cons

management and advancement is sometimes good

Advice to Management

There is longivity for thier positions

Other Employee Reviews for City of Houston

  1. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good."

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    • 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 (3)

    "Good salary and benefits; steady work, slow career growth."

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive for this field and this region. Leave time is probably better than private sector; retirement (pension) is still a good deal. There are a lot of opportunities for moving throughout the organization to work in different specialties, and there is room for advancement. The city offers tuition reimbursement and there are modest raises for obtaining college degrees (in any field), making getting an education a worthwhile pursuit.

    Cons

    Office politics. Getting into specialized assignments is competitive and relies largely upon who you know rather than what you know. Promotion to higher ranks (and better pay) is available but very competitive (although the process is based on testing performance and therefore very fair). Unfortunately, this promotion process doesn't do much for selectivity, so management and leadership is hit-or-miss. Pay is based on a contract scale, so there are no performance incentives. Very senior management is starting to be better selected for leadership and management abilities. Communication is largely top-down and decision making processes can be unpredictable and sometimes capricious. Due to being a local government organization, resources are few - we've been asked to "do more with less" for years.

    Advice to Management

    Improve decision-making processes to include rank and file. Create better change implementation processes; streamline internal protocols to reduce redundant paperwork and processes.

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