Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 157 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford

Jonathan T. M. Reckford

(63 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You're able to really make a difference in the lives of people in need(in 6 reviews)

  • The work is very rewarding because you are helping people in need(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it(in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work required(in 7 reviews)

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    Fantastic volunteer opportunity

    Volunteer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsProvide a hand up to hard working people. Great community building. Learn new skills and meet new people, with diverse backgrounds.

    ConsAt times the work can be quite strenuous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to use Americorp to shore up your crew management.

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    Invaluable experience.

    AmeriCorps Member (Current Employee) Paterson, NJ

    ProsThe best part about working for habitat for humanity is the sense of fulfillment and urgency of the work.

    ConsFinancial instability and the hurdles of the non-profit/public sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep homeowners' and employees' best interest in mind and not let other relationships or partnerships blind that.

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    Home Improvement Restore

    Home Improvement (Current Employee) Sarasota, FL

    ProsManagement lets us make most of the decisions on our own with in reason. We get some paid holidays and sick leave.

    ConsSome managers don't have a good grasp on how to run a retail store. Little to no training. We don't always have the materials to do our job properly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but not rewarding (truck driver)

    Truck Driver/Donation Pick Up Driver (Current Employee) Williamsburg, VA

    ProsYou see the company grow and meet awesome volunteers

    ConsAs a truck driver a load of responsibility and grueling work horrible pay bad management

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees at least close to the average happy employees equals a great work ethic especially your truck driver we''re expected to handle way too much for 9$

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mission driven workplace perfect for those who wish to truly make a difference in their community

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule and an easy going atmosphere. You are surrounded by dedicated people who are willing to put forth the effort and support each other.

    ConsNonprofit is a slow paced industry. The job can be very demanding and you must be able to multitask. Those who excel are typically underpaid for their efforts.

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

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    Easy going and Fun

    Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsIf you want to learn about every aspect of building a house working for habitat is great. I've learned how to properly paint, put siding up and much more.

    ConsSome times transportation and weather can be an issue as well as cancellation of volunteers. Other then that its great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing !

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

     

    Great company, exciting, and for a good cause.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Complicated. It is a challenging job, and there is always work that needs to be done.
    - Great work environment.
    - Amazing location. It's one block away from the North End.
    - Flexible

    Cons- Lower pay than equivalent jobs in the private sector.
    - Small office means everyone works more.

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    Hard but Rewarding Work

    Staff (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsI work in the Restore and I love helping customers and talking to donors and getting to know the people in the community. Its really great hearing about the store's role in people's lives.

    ConsIts very physical work and can be very exhausting. The store is understaffed and it can get hectic and backed up very quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more full-time staff.

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

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    Great Experience

    Volunteer Development VISTA (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCommunity service.
    Learn trade skills.
    Make friends with people dedicated to community service and have good time doing some good work

    ConsI didn't see any problems with the organization. It is very well organized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    AmeriCorps VISTA at Louisiana affiliate

    AmeriCorps Member (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsIf you are self-directing, many opportunities to grow personally and professionally by developing new skills.

    Conslittle training, poor communication between upper management and workers, little mentoring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to create an inclusive environment for all, not just staff members. Invest more time and resources in training AmeriCorps VISTA members so we can better accomplish our objectives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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