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Harris County Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, specially the retirement plan (in 9 reviews)

  • Retirement benefits are the best any company or organization has to offer (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and bleak working environment (in 5 reviews)

  • You do not get raises and there is no overtime paid, yet you will constantly work late (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Community Supervision Officer"

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

    I have been working at Harris County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The county offers great job stability, frequent raises, and occasional cost of living raises. The benefits are ok for single employees. No weekend work.

    Cons

    - Cost of adding family members to insurance is super high
    - Promotions are sometimes based on skin color, not actual skill
    - Sometimes management chooses the easy route instead of the ethical route

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Mid management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive retirement beats other governments agencies.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes hinder needed progress.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Forensic Investigator Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Investigator Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Forensic Investigator Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris County full-time

    Pros

    Insurance...and that's about it. There are no pros for working at Harris County Institute of Forensic Science.

    Cons

    Do not apply for this job. The pay is a meager $14 an hour and you will deal with some of the most dangerous situations. You do not get raises and there is no overtime paid, yet you will constantly work late. They require you to have a college degree yet pay you as if you worked at Mcdonalds. HCIFS does not care about its employees and constantly puts them in dangerous situations with no regard for safety. There are many OSHA violations that are ongoing yet no one seems to want to do anything about it. This is not a place you want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value your employees!!! This agency should be ashamed of itself. You may be able to solve your hiring issues if you actually paid people what they are worth.


  4. "Harris County District Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You are working to see that justice is done, good pension

    Cons

    You can loose your job when the office changes hands. Political and no job protection.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Be less poitical and respect those who have been at it for a while.


  5. "Jso"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seabrook, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seabrook, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health plan and retirement

    Cons

    High stressful area with the kids


  6. "Harris County - Administrative Assistant II"

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

    I have been working at Harris County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up;can get "stuck" in positions

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with other groups


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Management needs work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk I in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harris County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Management treats everyone like children, everyone is overworked, no actual written policies what is policy one day may not be the next.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on little details like minor dress code infractions that don't matter in the long run and start reworking the office to be more efficient and share the workload.


  8. "Reserve Deputy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reserve Deputy in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reserve Deputy in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harris County part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who really care.

    Cons

    Large fragmented entities that are competing among themselves


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    8-5, laid back, met great people

    Cons

    none I can think, liked being there


  10. "RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harris County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work family, very welcoming to new employees. I loved my supervisor and never had any problems with any of the staff. Great benefits, specially the retirement plan.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities to grow as an RN. Almost no pay increases. Schedule changes a lot. Work is not permanent because they rely on government grants which are renewed every year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.


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