City of Houston
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www.houstontx.gov Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

City of Houston Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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44% Approve of the CEO

City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker

Annise D. Parker

(32 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance, family-like environment,"
    in 3 reviews
  • "great benefits, options to relocate do not affect career progression negatively"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "There's not much room for advancement, and there's lots of disorganization"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Office politics, Nepotism, Dishonesty, Nepotism,"
    in 4 reviews
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My tenure was productive, educational and rewarding.

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at City of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe City of Houston provides excellent training, company values, benefits, parking incentives and competitive pay.

ConsAdministrative and/or office personnel are not recognized in a timely manner when it comes to promotions within the company. As a result, they are relocated or passed over to fill vacancies and not rewarded.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffice staff members are the right hand to upper management. They work selfishly to accommodate management and are expected to maintain daily operations of the office. Without us, the office would not run as smoothly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to grow

Senior Auditor (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsInterdepartmental promotions are encoraged, so there's an opportunity to delevop new skills and of course increase your pay. You'll vest in the pension plan after 5 yrs of working there. The health benefits are decent. Union demands across the board pay raises for employees periodically. Typically good work life balance depending on the particular manager or group that you work for.

ConsDepartments operate independently so there's a lack of team efforts as a whole. Office politics drive most decision making regarding personnel. Merit increases are extremely rare.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A learning and growth experience

Anonymous (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThe benefits; the work schedule; the community involvement; colleagues; good work life balance; some managers allow you some flexibility to implement projects that will support the community

ConsSalary; little opportunity for growth; some areas afraid of growth or change; no bonuses; departments seem to work independently

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your staff and consider bonuses outside of merit raises for extra effort

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City of Houston

Prosgreat place to work at

Consturnover ratio is low, low pay

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsWork is good. People are friendly.

ConsHandling different task during busy season.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould like to have a salary increase.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good place to intern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at City of Houston as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery accomodating. Great place to learn about public policy and government affairs. Great place to network.

ConsUnpaid internships. Lack of real integration of interns into the work of the office.

Advice to Senior ManagementInterns are here to learn but they can also make a valuable contribution. Keeping interns on the side-line makes learning opportunities somewhat limited and prevents them from contributing as much as they could. Maybe paying interns would be a good incentive for both managers to involve interns more and interns to stay implicated.

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A memorable experience

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at City of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

ProsComing in contact with multiple personalities, learning a great deal, excellent opportunity for growth

ConsThe politics became too overbearing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Police Officer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsFeel good about the work you do. Able to assist citizens in need. Ability to move around to different jobs frequently.

ConsShift work and hours are difficult on a family life depending on the assignment.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the lower ranks. They have a lot of great things to add.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative for IAH

Administrative Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at City of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits if you are looking for that. If you are close to the IAH management team it will be pleasurable for you.

ConsBullying, harassment, prejudice, unfair practices. Management is very disorganized and favors some employees over others. Would not recommend IAH as a place of employment for anyone. No recognition to those who deserve it.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize those who deserve it. Stop being unfair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place for recent graduates

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City of Houston full-time

ProsGood benefit, friendly work environment

ConsNeed to navigate the political environment

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more educational benetifs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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