Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 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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    I had a great experience working at Habitat for Humanity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-staff is committed to the mission
    -great higher management

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

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    Great mission

    Construction Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsYour doing work that helps others in need.

    ConsEach 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My Employment at Habitat for Humanity

    Head Cashier/Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook 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 ....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Volunteer (Former Employee) Norristown, PA

    ProsOur 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.

    ConsManagement 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.

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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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    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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    It was an okay experience. The truck we picked furniture up in broke down us in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities to interact with the community!

    ConsAs volunteers sometimes they just place you anywhere and you don't get any real guidance

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more of a structured training since when it comes to training volunteers.

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    Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsVery mission driven company and has homeowner's interestsat heart and serves the community well.

    ConsUpper management leaves something to be desired.

    Very reactionary and difficult to get progress on simple tasks.

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    It's a non-profit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsAs you'd expect, it's a wonderful mission. And the people who work there usually have the same motivations: To help.

    ConsSince it's a non-profit, the pay is less than industry standard, the work can be demanding at times. Must be willing to have the mission take precedence to counter the cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership is in the difficult position of balancing growth while increasing support and resources. It's a delicate ebb and flow and as such, there can sometimes be inconsistencies in direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Buried in politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe model for home-ownership and affordable housing development is very good and the program itself for partner families is very complete and well-designed.

    ConsMajority of people in management positions are under-qualified, with personalities that are incompatible with the requirements for their position. A tangled web social politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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