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City of Houston Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
83 Reviews
3.2
83 Reviews
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City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker
Annise D. Parker
38 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    city of houston

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - SPM  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - SPM in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for 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
  3.  

    Great entry level experience.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    My experience at the city is not good at all

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Adventurist experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here is the work experience. Learning to work in a busy environment,fast past office a variety of different languages.

    Cons

    Being able to adapt to different cultures and having to maintain a balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would learn to appreciate the people that work under me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Park maintance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder/Simi Skilled Laborer
    Former Employee - Welder/Simi Skilled Laborer

    I worked at City of Houston as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benifits and 401k along with working with all kinds of people..

    Cons

    Low pay grade. Very hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The Money matters NOT the Employee

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

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people and benefits are great worth coming to work ea day.

    Cons

    The hours stress, and lack of concern and respect for employees make you just want to resign and find work elsewhere ! They forget that you are a citizen of the City of Houston as well as an employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    hmmm not much to say

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wic  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Wic in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at City of Houston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits is a pro only benefits

    Cons

    people that they hire and have in charge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new management

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

    Administrative Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Houston

    Pros

    All the holidays off
    balance work/life
    Employees are hard-workers.

    Cons

    I worked for the City of Houston as an Intern for a month, then I was asked to come onboard as a contract worker promising a guarantee employment after I graduated from college.
    The City of Houston is known for a steady job and benefits. Well, the benefits are no longer what they used to be. " Steady employment, " means there is no room for growth unless you are one of the "favorite upper-management employees." Try applying for a job with the City and see if you'll receive a call, or email back, even if you have applied 15 times ! City of Houston works on the " good 'ole boy system. " Even if you are qualified your application will never get to the hire manager before COH employees relatives. If you are one of the lucky ones to land a job with City, please learn as much as you can and RUN !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the office politics
    If you see an individual that is a hard-worker, and eager to learn promote that person
    Stop hiring relatives
    Look at everyone application without bias intent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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