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Large nonprofit that feels very much like working at a large company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

Pros

Friendly atmosphere
Religious at its core, but won't offend those who aren't zealous Christians
Opportunities to transition into different roles over career

Cons

"Silo effect" seems to sometimes stiffle good ideas being picked up from one department to another
Leadership tends to favor known entities versus bringing in fresh perspectives from outside of the network

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fun and Challenging!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    On the job experience, learning all aspects of retail,product knowledge

    Cons

    Some customers are rude and sometimes staff flutuates to fewer than 5 at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what some of your managers' suggestions who have over 20 yrs in retail at big box stores have to say. Have cash assistance volunteers orientation more intense before sending to stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced, long hours, limited resources, but a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Endless room for growth, both personally and professionally.
    Unique opportunity to learn a wide-range of skills (public relations, grant writing, volunteer recruitment/management, government relations, donor cultivation)
    Access to individuals who share a passion to make a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lack of resources (limited staff, ever-increasing needs within the community) quickly lead to burnout.
    Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to attract the talented and committed individuals that the nonprofit sector needs to succeed, invest in your staff (competitive salaries, benefits, etc.).

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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