Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
79 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)

  • 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.  

    Positive and unforgettable internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Friendly, highly motivated management. A great non-profit who believes in what they are doing and has been changing communities for the better. Love to teach you the ins and outs of the company and encourage you to work hard and be as involved as possible.

    Cons

    Not enough hours scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be positive about your work, it has the greatest impact on interns and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very Enjoyable, helping serve the community was very rewarding

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

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    -Great Staff
    -Doing positive things in the community

    Cons

    -Lack of creativity
    -Lack of advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An organization with a great mission, and a lot of heart.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    You can feel good about being a part of something that is giving a hand up, not a hand out. Depending on the affiliate worked for, they typically have a generous PTO and benefits package. As a humanitarian mission entity, the team cohesion is spiritually purpose driven.

    Cons

    Unless you are a Director, don't expect to command a salary comparable to a for profit company. But, what they lack in salary is fairly compensated for in benefits, IF you can afford the lower income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While Director's salaries are Board approved, there can be a great disparity between them and those they "direct". NFP entities could, in the name of their mission, be a bit more modest in their expenditures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restore Associate
    Former Employee - Restore Associate

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

    Pros

    - Non profit work that goes to a good cause
    - Rewarding Experience at a non-profit
    - Customer Interaction with people in need

    Cons

    - Manual Labor and long working hours
    - Low hourly wage
    - Dealing with community service workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Working for Habitat

    Former Employee - Social Media Strategist in Milledgeville, GA
    Former Employee - Social Media Strategist in Milledgeville, GA

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

    Pros

    Such a great work environment. Volunteers and employees are passionate and dedicated!

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to work with only volunteers.

  7.  

    Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Florence, AL
    Former Employee - Manager in Florence, AL

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

    Pros

    The job had a lot of flexibility and offers the opportunity to grow a business that benefits the community.

    Cons

    The company offered no health or dental insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider insurance benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience in a time of growth.

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Habitat is a wonderful organization that takes care of its employees and offers room for growth. You feel good about working here as you're consistently connected back to the mission.

    Cons

    The organization is going through many changes and lot of growth, which produces friction in any environment, but there seemed to be several factions of staff at odds with one another.

  9.  

    Overall a good organization with a great mission. I enjoyed my time there.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    - A big non profit
    - competitive non profit salary
    - great mission
    - people are friendly

    Cons

    The upper management all come from different backgrounds and it is hard to work as a cohesive unit when working across departments. Also, since it is a Christian base organization you might feel uncomfortable with the prayer / scripture reading that start most meetings. I personally, did not have a problem with it but noticed others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have yearly reviews of your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Highs and lows

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocking in Jacksonville, IL
    Former Employee - Stocking in Jacksonville, IL

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great staff members and tip money is always high and almost too much relaxation time. The hours are very easy to work around.

    Cons

    Pay isn't worth the amount of hard labor you go through, and management is pretty high maintenance if you can tolerate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a little bit it's a slow store with little customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to help others, work with a variety of groups and diverse individuals.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Ability to work independently. Great volunteers to work alongside and diversity in the job tasks and those you work alongside. People who work here, genuinely want to be here and help others. Good work environment overall.

    Cons

    Not always as much direction or oversight, since so many are volunteers. Board and volunteer constantly changing with causes struggle with continuity. Working with homeowners and clientele that can be less than responsible or dependable at times, making certain aspects of the job a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a long term Executive Director and office support staff. Provide sufficient pay to have a quality Construction Manager, and do all you can to maintain them for the long haul.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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