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County Clerk Office (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2018
Harris County Clerk's Office was a great work place, for me it provided many opportunities for growth and advancement within the division. Very stable work environment and job security.
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Great bosses
Security Guard/Tunnell Operator (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXJuly 10, 2018
Great place to work excellent working staff. How to drive large trucks, working outside in the very hot temperatures. The most enjoyable part of the job is dealing with the people.
Pros
No free lunches
Cons
Great health care
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2.0
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Harris County not a place to work extended years at.
Deputy Sheriff (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX 77084July 4, 2018
Cultural change and quality of candidates caused standards not to be meet previously established. Compensation horrible. Good experience for young generation out of high school and college not best choice if over 35.
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It's Not The Inmates It's Your Crabs In The Bucket Bosses!!
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 22, 2018
If you they didn't like you. You were going to be setup for failure. They will try and destroy you and your career. Stay clear if you want to keep your license. You can be thrown in a situation without any training or you can be trained but trained wrong and it will be your fault if anything is not done right. It will be your fault no matter what. You don't have opportunity to move up due to management only promote their friends and drinking buddies. The hardest part of the job is trying to do right by your patients. Management doesn't care about the patients only the numbers. And if you were friends with management then you didn't have to work hard or finish your work.
Cons
Management, Management, Management
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3.0
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Procurement
Senior Buyer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 21, 2018
Average day is slow. Complete Purchase Orders and review contracts. Review bids and ensure all language is being met. Recommend awards for contracts and review for cost savings.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
low Job Advancement
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3.0
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Fun environment but stressful
Guardianship (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 4, 2018
Co workers where awesome but the management sucks there is a lot of micro management going on and most of the time your stuck doing your supervisor job. But this was in the guardianship department.
Pros
Free healthcare
Cons
Micro management stressful and emotional position
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4.0
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Good place to work at
clerk (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2018
Great place to work at. Location is downtown okay. Great area and free parking. Can also get over time if you want. Co-workers are great. Supervisor are very understanding
Pros
free parking, credit union, Union, health care, 401 k plan
Cons
Takes a long time to retire
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2.0
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Work was great, making customer happy
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2018
Paying rent and utilities for customesr. Monthly balance. Confirm total with management before check release. Any checks errors corrected same day. Twice a month.
Pros
Flexible lunch and work schedule
Cons
Management need mor training
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5.0
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good place to work.
Intake Office Administration CPS (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 28, 2018
Checking in clients police officer always with a smile, file papers, light typing, answer phones, set meeting, kid and mother or dads, general office work and love it.
Pros
none
Cons
no breaks, no benefits
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3.0
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Workplace ok
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Houston tXMay 20, 2018
The job and work location is wonderful. The management at my location is awesome is great. The company needs more opportunities for an employee to grow and pay upgrades.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Pay not good
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Supportive and productive environment
Multi-level ESL and GED instructor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 15, 2018
Harris County Dept of Ed was the most exciting teaching job I've ever had. The training classes and continuing ed classed for staff and teachers were very beneficial.
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Productive
Maintenance Operator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 14, 2018
Very great work opportunity
I would advise anyone seeking employment with the county to consider this one. I had a very pleasant opportunity while being employed for them.
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great work place
Lead clerk / Window Teller Greet customer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 9, 2018
this is a great company has a lot of benefits , the environment is pretty laid back most of the time . usually the beginning of the month and the end of the month are the busiest time .
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3.0
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exciting place to work
Floor Control Center Operator/Detention Officer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 8, 2018
exciting place to work. The job has a thrill and is helping the community. But there is a lot of forced overtime and a lot of time away from family....
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Good place to work but with high stress and poor life balance.
Field Training Officer-Detentions (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX 77002May 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.
Pros
Working and approving Harris County Sheriff's Office Probation Detention Officers.
Cons
Inmates
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3.0
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To obtain a working environment
Civil Intake Clerk (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 6, 2018
My typical day of work could be fast but sometimes I have to help other employees. Scanning documents for employee like Temporary Restraining Orders and Bonds
Pros
Enjoying the work
Cons
no breaks
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Great for a teacher coming out of college to go and get some experience .
Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 2, 2018
The position that I am in now requires you to manage and provide safety to 20 staff members and adhere to the daily operational duties. I also provide resources to parents.
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Typical day
DETENTION OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 26, 2018
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.
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4.0
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Co-workers were great
Family Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 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.
Pros
Choose your schedule during the week, four day work week during the summer
Cons
Moved to different centers
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4.0
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Good job but too much drama
Inspector (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 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.
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benefits
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management
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