Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
166 Reviews

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

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awkward Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Barbara, CA

    Pros

    This company has a great mission and is an effective proponent of affordable and quality housing. That being said, note that while they are somewhat in the "construction" sector they are by no means a company that takes on builders, engineers, architects, planners, etc. They hire independent consultants for all of that.

    Cons

    If you aren't in business or management, this isn't the place for you. Having knowledge of the construction industry helps but it makes you more knowledgeable than you need to be, and in the wrong areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Allows a great opportunity to grow or if retired bring in some extra income while helping grow an organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    provides good benefits, a diverse work group, community interaction is high, ability to move up (which could be slow), locations around the US and world.

    Cons

    Low wages, at times it is hard to get full time, mission is to help families in need but they fail to help their employees in need. I think they could build smaller and more affordable homes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of those that work within the organization and affiliates. You should even count those as families served.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic volunteer opportunity

    Current Employee - Volunteer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    At times the work can be quite strenuous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use Americorp to shore up your crew management.

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    Wonderful experience! Thanks to an incredible team and supervisor, I have grown tremendously.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, work-life balance, mission, benefits

    Cons

    I don't have much to say in this area, other than the compensation is rather low given the job responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation so that talented employees can stay there longer!

  6.  

    My experience was great. Great experience working with a non profit organization.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Orangeburg, SC

    Pros

    Great work environment, a great deal of diversity. The schedule was flexible and as a intern I was exposed to many situations that have helped me grow.

    Cons

    There isn't a stable workforce so that sometimes leaves the work to a few people. This makes projects sometimes exceed time restrictions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience and there are alot of positions available at the ReStore.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chatsworth, CA

    Pros

    Clean, Organized, Nice, Good Vibe, Great coworkers and management, Willing to work with schedules, You have a good chance at advancing.

    Cons

    As with any retail store, you have to deal with all sorts of customers. Some may be angry at you for something you have no control over, such as pricing or sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A Solid Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Good substantive work and meaningful impact on the conduct of the charity's work. Great work-life balance with okay opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Company struggles with its religious identity which can get in the way of some of the things it's doing - it's heavily branded as christian and that closes as many doors as it opens internationally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently and clearly with your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Does great work but employees can feel detached from the mission

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work that Habitat for Humanity does is inspiring and its model makes it one of the best-run non-profit organizations out there.

    Cons

    Some people working in the office are under-qualified, which has frustrating consequences for the whole office.

  10.  

    It was a fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy. Working relationships can be approved between all departments and with the volunteers.
    Office culture can be improved as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people and allow them to do their job without too much interference from upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Invaluable experience.

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member  in  Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Paterson, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep homeowners' and employees' best interest in mind and not let other relationships or partnerships blind that.

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