Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Pros
  • you're learning new skills while helping people to get a home (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • All the typical limitation of a non profit sector job, such as medical coverage (in 14 reviews)

  • No International Support to local areas, Board of Directors will not step in to challenge the directors when they are making poor decisions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Development and Marketing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at Habitat is devoted to the cause of finding permanent affordable housing for those that wouldn't otherwise be able to own a home. That ideal produces a positive and supportive working environment. Very good benefits for a not-for-profit.

    Cons

    The office is very small and the employees very nice, but there's no real room for advancement. Each person has their job and you'd have to move to another city to change that position.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your employees more to prevent them from becoming stagnant in their position.


  2. Processing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job, laid back environment.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, management does not listen.


  3. helper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliquippa, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliquippa, PA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    helps needy families find a place to live

    Cons

    none that i am aware of


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  5. Strategic Realization Team Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    Great team, good department to see a lot of the organization, close access to higher level staff persons, encouraging work environment

    Cons

    Structural arrangement can be a challenge, office politics in some cases


  6. decent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    Great Mission and project to work for. People are always friendly and it is fun to meet the homeowners and help them through the entire process.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in ReStore and the affiliate is unorganized at times. I feel like the smaller the affiliate, the more chaotic it can become.

    Advice to Management

    Great affiliate management, ReStore could use better management.


  7. donation center coordinator

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    Current Employee - Donation Center Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Donation Center Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Opportunity to provide a service to the community, recycle materials that would otherwise be in the landfill and help people find adequate housing.

    Cons

    There are many volunteers that are not truly interested in what they are doing and we often don't have an adequate number of volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a greater flow of volunteers. Volunteers need to have more training. There need to be more paid staff.


  8. Great org!

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization, wonderful staff, important mission that has a deep impact on the lives of deserving local families. Highly recommended!

    Cons

    No cons to report on Habitat Greater San Francisco


  9. Donations Scheduling Coordinator

    Current Employee - Donations Scheduling Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Donations Scheduling Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Habitat for Humanity has a great mission and helps people all over the world!

    Cons

    There is hardly any room for growth within the company, and it is non-profit pay.


  10. Local Affiliate in NC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Habitat has a compelling mission and the way it serves families and communities makes profound positive change. The work also exposes you to a lot of people within the community. Between volunteers, sponsors, donors, and partner families you're bound to meet some interesting people.

    Cons

    The home ownership model can be constraining. Organizational change and growth are limited by outside funding sources that can be very frustrating to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks with changing the delivery model of services. Home ownership is not the panacea of alleviating poverty. Affordable rental is a vital alternative to allow families to accumulate wealth in ways other than home equity.


  11. site leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hands on training leadership skills polished

    Cons

    working outdoors in extreme weather conditions



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