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City of Houston Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
88 Reviews
3.2
88 Reviews
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City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, very close to the tunnels (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely low pay, very political, no unity across the city (in 6 reviews)

  • Office politics drive most decision making regarding personnel (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stable Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable job and good place to work allowing for potential growth.
    Education reimbursement

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than private sector
    Once you have a job it is hard to lose the job (low performing employees)
    It can be frustrating to see someone making the same pay as you and underperforming because they know they can
    The job can get boring if you are used to a fast paced work day and need to stay buy to stay interested

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a program that would force low performing employees to adhere to a higher standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and felt that this was the perfect postion for me.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Clerk I in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Clerk I in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at City of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were top-notch and everyone was very patient in my training.

    Cons

    The political infighting was always a distraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadreship should be more considerate towards the employees as far as a more stable and friendlier work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of divisions to move around

    Cons

    None at this time that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was promoted quickly due to getting the licenses required and proving myself.

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

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job stability. Ok insurance package

    Cons

    People you work wth. They are like crabs in a bucket. Hard to move departments

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at City of Houston as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and choices in doctors

    Cons

    Drama, mandatory over time( not always a bad thing) lonely people./

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    city of houston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    stable , once retired get a check till you die , then your wife gets it

    Cons

    non competitive pay , benefits keep being reduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to staff the workplace

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average pay and not very challenging but very flexible with schedule and transportation support to and from work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Clear job duties
    Easy going environment

    Cons

    Average pay
    Health benefits costly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great entry level experience.

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

    I have been working at City of Houston

    Pros

    You create a working pace that works best for you.

    Cons

    The once excellent benefits are now just standard benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at the city is not good at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinic Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I cant see it now

    Cons

    If you dont know any management you can not move or promote

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at the City of Houston has been a rollercoaster ride since day one.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, promotions if you work hard and accept challenges, great people.

    Cons

    Communication is terrible, no one takes accountability, everyone is always comparing salaries and job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving incentives like education reimbursement, stop wasteful spending and increase training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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