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Fun place to work
Systems Analyst ll (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 5, 2018
The city is a great place to work. They really cared about their employees you had a home work life. Every day was something different it was a job to know what you were doing was helping others
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5.0
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productive
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 4, 2018
a typical work day would be loading trailer and heading to a job site and move from job site to job site trimming grass at different library blowing trash of the streets
Pros
fun crew
Cons
short breaks manager not lean selfish
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3.0
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Great Coworkers that focus on the customers
Captain/ Paramedic/ ARFF (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 4, 2018
The City Of Houston has unfortunately not kept up with the times to maintain a competitive environment for its fire and EMS personnel. Over 28 years, the department has fallen further behind the other larger cities in the state, and even the smaller ones within its own backyard.
In addition, the lack of planning and forecasting capital expenditures and maintenance has resulted in stations far behind current recommended standards for safety and health of the employees. This failure has also recreated the emergency fleet replacement needs from the late 1990's. History will continue to repeat itself in the COH unless forward thinking leaders are elected someday.
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4.0
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Good place to work and good benefits.
SERGEANT OF POLICE (Former Employee) –  1200 TravisNovember 3, 2018
I had a very good working environment at the City of Houston; however, the benefits and the salary are not as good as what Corporate America offer. My particular day were the supervision of employees, investigating criminal cases, and advising Police personnel on the types of charges to file with the District Attorney's Office.
Pros
Good working environment.
Cons
The pay is not as good nor equal to Corp. America.
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3.0
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good benefits
Clerk Typist/Medical Records (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 2, 2018
The city's parole period for new employees is one year. Worked at the city one day before ending of parole period. Clock out time was 4:30 each day, Supervisor of department gave me termination letter at 4:20, said did not have to give reason for termination since the parole period was one year. Was a dependable employee at the city but was never given reason for the termination...
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 2, 2018
I enjoyed so much working for the community and helping others. I had a great boss and coworkers that made for a great working environment. Less stressful when you actually enjoy where you work and with who.
Pros
working environment
Cons
contract job
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3.0
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Productive and stable enviorment.
Utility Worker (Current Employee) –  100 Japhet Houston, Tx.November 1, 2018
City of Houston was a great place to work. Some supervisors and managers were very helpful. But we did have some that was just there to collect a check.
Pros
Provided uniforms and work shoes. Good benefits.
Cons
Some supervisors didn't have the experince for thier position.
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It was educational, interesting, and fun.
BREAST FEEDING PEER COUNSELOR (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 1, 2018
My manager always looked for ways to increase our kwoledge and raise for the benefit of the employee and at the same time providing awesome costumer service.
Pros
Phone discounts
Cons
Grants sometimes depleted and work was not stable
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4.0
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Many Opportunities/High Job Security
Project Manager - HR Operations (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 31, 2018
Getting a job with the City of Houston can be a bit of a challenge because of the high volume of applicants. However, there are many opportunities for a variety of skill sets in all city departments, so don't limit your search to one department. Once you are a City employee it is relatively easy to transfer to a different department. Therefore, if you don't see the ideal job, you may look at something similar in another department and transfer later on.

Some departments are better set up for career advancement. There are a few employees who are happy to coast along, but for the most part, people are looking for ways to improve themselves in their careers and in life in general. The City offers many resources for both through their training and Learning & Development Center. There are many benefits to working at the city, many are explained, and many others seem to be like Easter eggs you pick up along the way (always ask the questions!!).

The pay is less than stellar, but the benefits are better than average, and there are other perks for working at the City as well. Management can be archaic sometimes, and at other times progressive and innovative (it depends on which department).
Pros
Job security, flexibility, better than average benefits, good working environment, advancement opportunities, public service
Cons
Less than average pay, bureaucratic, over protected employees
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4.0
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Typical day at work
Driver/Side Loader (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 24, 2018
Typical day at work. I made the most of everyday, I learned how to go with the flow. The boss and co-workers were easy to get along with. Everyday was a different day and each day, I put my best foot forward.
Pros
Good co-workers
Cons
Working in the rainy cold weather
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5.0
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Exceptional Library, Leadership and Staff
Deputy Director of Library (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 24, 2018
The leadership and staff commitment to serving the public is exceptional. They have award winning libraries and programs for each and every community and need more support and funding.
Stellar department!
Pros
Exceptional Leadership
Cons
Not enough funding for the Libraries
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2.0
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Employees are not valued
Supervising Engineer/Construction Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 23, 2018
The City of Houston provides stable employment but has terrible management, little training and no paid education. The longer you are there is the less you are valued.
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productive
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 12, 2018
liked every bit of it. dedicated staff and management. the benefits was good. colleagues are caring. the most enjoyable part of the job is that we are worked in harmony.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
short break
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2.0
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Worst place to work for. Hated getting up in the morning and thinking do I really have to go in to work . It was time for me to go .
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 10, 2018
Very stressful and there was always a problem . It was all a numbers game they never cared about the employee . Hated having to get up every morning to have to go to work .
Pros
None
Cons
No raises only 2% and then the health insurance would go up and ate up the 2% right away
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5.0
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Great place to work
Community Relations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver HarborOctober 8, 2018
Great place to see an immediate impact to the well being of the citizens of Houston. Clear goals are established and immediate feed back is received. Your individual ideas are embraced and sought out.
Pros
Autonomy
Cons
Extreme temperatures during summertime
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5.0
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Fun Place to Work
Head Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 7, 2018
I enjoy working at the city at the pool it is a very relaxed atmosphere. I have learned to teach youths how to swim, made new friends and was introduced to new career opportunities.
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Food Server (Current Employee) –  High SchioolOctober 3, 2018
Have worked for 10 years in the nutrition department and I only make 9.89 per hour. I cant believe the pay is so low, I work hard, on time , never call sick,
Pros
none
Cons
pay
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4.0
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City Life
IT Lead - Infrastructure (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 3, 2018
Focus dedication hard work and opportunity is all you need to be successful working for the City of Houston. The city of Houston is a good starting place for anyone looking to get into IT.
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Great
Proctor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 28, 2018
City of Houston is a great start or career starter. Excellent for graduates! Just have to be very professional at all time. Long term positions if you plan to grow.
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3.0
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OK place of employment
Senior Utility Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 25, 2018
Ok place to work.Good employees pick up slack for employees who don't work, no accountability. Minimal opportunity for advancement. Good PTO, optional overtime, good hours.
Pros
Pto, optional overtime, good hours
Cons
minimal opportunity for advancement, low pay
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