Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
190 Reviews
4.0
190 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours (including weekends), low pay, understaffed (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Poor Executive Decisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Pros of working with Habitat for Humanity is that in most areas of the country they are building homes helping less fortunate people. And assisting families with housing repairs and so forth that generally couldn't afford it.

    Cons

    No International Support to local areas, Board of Directors will not step in to challenge the directors when they are making poor decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get More Involved as to what and how Habitat is being portrayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many different activities for volunteers to do
    Jobs vary from using tools on building sites to moving furniture to second hand stores

    Cons

    Heavy lifting can occur, you may not know where your volunteering each day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give earlier notice on volunteer job positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    There is not a lot of room for improvement or motivation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Working with the volunteers is rewarding

    Cons

    Pretty unorganized environment and demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In general Habitat for Humanity International employees good people who care about the mission and are focused on engaging on the right partners.

    Cons

    Senior Management is an issue. They are more concerned about their own individual agendas and how they feel they can achieve the mission rather than uniting so that they accomplish this as a team.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working here is rewarding. It is more than "just a job"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The community involvement. The spirit of the employees.

    Cons

    No job growth unless with you are with a very large affiliated or working at Corporate. Pay not very much for the hours you need to put in. You have to wear multiple "hats".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had a great experience working at Habitat for Humanity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    -staff is committed to the mission
    -great higher management

    Cons

    -low pay
    -limited resources
    -not a lot of room for growth

  8.  

    Great mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager
    Former Employee - Construction Manager

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Your doing work that helps others in need.

    Cons

    Each affiliate is only as good as its Board of Directors. Some B.O.D. members serve only to line their resumes and could really care less about the "mission".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should play a more active role in understanding how the B.O.D manages each affiliate. The fact that each affiliate is run autonomously means a bad or corrupt B.O.D. can not only distract from the mission, but in some cases actually break the law. A good and active B.O.D. however can really have a positive impact on the employees, mission and community. It really is a crap shoot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Employment at Habitat for Humanity

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Floor Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Floor Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission at Habitat for Humanity is a great cause for the public,providing affordable housing for people who would other wise never be able to own thier own homes..and it helps the community as well as the environment.

    Cons

    very low pay scale.. unless your in administration..and administration has lost sight of the proud mission .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who really is responsible for turmoil within the location.. stop deciding the blue collar, but the white collar..and realize that the "Restore" is not Walmart. Arrogance in administration ....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Scattered workplace but truly feeling like you've made a difference

    Former Employee - Volunteer in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Norristown, PA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Our office space was cramped which in turn allowed for great camaraderie between coworkers. Attending open houses and spending time with the families who were moving in, really solidified the impact you were making.

    Cons

    Management was scattered which lead to much miscommunication and frustration. The space we were using as an office was small and cramped, the computers and equipment outdated.

  11.  

    Good but not rewarding (truck driver)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Up Driver in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Up Driver in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You see the company grow and meet awesome volunteers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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