Good place to work but with high stress and poor life balance.
Field Training Officer-Detentions (Current Employee) – Houston, TX 77002 – May 8, 2018
Reports to and receives assignments, instructions, and direction from Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains. Trains and approves all incoming Detention Officers within the Harris County Jail Facility for employment. Reads pass-on logs and receives activity briefings from off-going shift personnel. Supervises and monitors jail inmates, and detects and deters improper or unacceptable behavior. Controls and directs inmates while out of cell areas during transfers, work assignments, meals, recreation, etc. Directs inmates into Inmate Processing Center and performs searches of individuals and jail cells to locate weapons or contraband. Prepares logs, records, and reports of jail activities, Performs other duties and activities as directed.
Working and approving Harris County Sheriff's Office Probation Detention Officers.
You arrive and you are given which cellblock you are going to work for the day. Once you have your assignment, you sit in the cellblock with the inmates until your shift is up. Once your shift is up,you have to go and check in to see if staffing is short and if you have to stay for over time which is highly likely.
Family Service Worker (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 25, 2018
Management did not like the fact that people were getting along within some centers and decided to move people in the centers to other locations whether we wanted to or not. You were not given an option to move or to where, they said you would be given a choice but your choice was never approved.
Choose your schedule during the week, four day work week during the summer
Inspector (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – April 24, 2018
If you want drama then welcome back to high school. Great benefits, pay is good but dealing with stupidity is second to none. normal hours are 7-4 unless there is a hurricane then you have no life, was working 15-16 hours a day- 6 days a week with no care about your personal life.
PCT/Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Lbj – April 19, 2018
No races !! And when they give a race it was no more than 20 or 25 cents a year the cost living now is pretty high no one can live off this salary . That’s the reason why I left but other than the salary it’s a friendly environment the doctors and residents and fellows are really nice love that part !
Friendly environment and loved patients there
Very low hr pay rate no races more then 20-25 cents
Relaxed internship with excellent pay, perfect summer job
Intern (Former Employee) – Harris County, TX – April 10, 2018
My experience as an intern at Harris County was much different than that of the other interns. My schedule was different, and because I needed to leave the internship before the projected end date, one other intern and I were given a unique opportunity. My job duties as an intern included planning and creating training videos for full time Harris County employees. The one I was most proud of was created using an iPad app, and I collaborated with one of my fellow Interns for the project. The hardest part was learning the app, which didn't take very long at all. I highly enjoyed the opportunity to learn how to operate in an office, a workspace I had never encountered before.
Opportunity to make connections with other interns and employees, long lunch break
It was an internship, so my departure was inevitable
Working at the jail was an eye-opening experience, for sure. It is much more fast-paced than you might realize, and it definitely isn't what you would expect, but the bond between coworkers makes it all worth it.
Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) is a very slow paced work environment. Most of the people are great people, but the processes are ancient. HCDE prints paper for everything and are behind the times in technology.