Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
44 Reviews
3.0
44 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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44 Ratings

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)

  • Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Development Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    You feel good about what your doing every day because it really does make a real impact on the community

    Cons

    You have to love what you do because there is so much to do and it's hard to trust your fellow coworkers will do what they say because they may not have time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase staff or reward staff to increase morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for students needing to get some experience on their resume, at the same time you get to work/network with volunteers and people who work at Habitat!

    Training- I was a marketing intern and worked under the assistant manager. He was always ready to help, although he seems to have to juggle multiple things.

    Cons

    The internship I had was unpaid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The atmosphere at Habitat Bay-Waveland was one of a very caring nature to assist families purchase homes.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bay Saint Louis, MS
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bay Saint Louis, MS

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

    Pros

    They formed in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. The company and its staff are very professional. They are leaders in the community and offer training during employment. They believe that training employees makes them very valuable. They also say "What is the cost for NOT training employees?"

    Cons

    Since there is no more Katrina funding from HUD, the company has slowed down tremendously. When Katrina funds were flowing through, the company was building approximately 40 houses per year. Since 2011 they are building one or two houses annually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company would benefit more if the employees were to pay a portion of their medical benefits, such as 25%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good organization, bad job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Merchandiser in Casselberry, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Merchandiser in Casselberry, FL

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    The pay is good and the organization's mission is admirable

    Cons

    The policies in the ReStores are awful. Customers have 24 hours to pick up purchased items and if they don't the customer loses their money and the item is resold. There are no returns or exchanges, even if an item is broken or damaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on job performance, not who you get along with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good charity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    A chance to work with some real fine people - the finest in town. The rewards are out of this world (sorry about the plug)

    Cons

    It is hard work but good physical exercise. There is also dynamite job security -- there are a lot of working poor who need housing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of working teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people to work for and with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work /and life balance, they are a christian organization with true values.

    Cons

    They do not offer high salaries, they're benefits are decent. Unfornately , it is slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more experiences and positions for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Working with the volunteers is rewarding

    Cons

    Pretty unorganized environment and demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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