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Great mission, great people, frustrating leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Americus, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Americus, GA

I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

[NOTE: This review is based on experience at the Americus, GA office] Opportunity to contribute to worthy mission and life changing work being done around the world; very mission-focused, attracts quality people and fosters congenial work relationships; hours tend to be flexible (office opens at 8 am but many people arrive closer to 9, families with children can usually flex time around school schedules); casual workplace, jeans and polo shirts are common; in addition to vacation time, organization offers "mission time"--paid leave time to volunteer with a local Habitat affiliate

Cons

[NOTE: This review is based on experience at the Americus, GA office] Remote location in rural Georgia, telecommuting policy is inconsistently enforced; not much opportunity for advancement, though lateral transfers are very common; senior leadership tends to micromanage project roll-outs rather than set strategy and "pet projects" are common; struggles with internal communications (departments operate in silos, hard to funnel feedback up the chain to leadership); recently went through two rounds of layoffs due to budgetary cutbacks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on innovation, rather than relying on outdated industry practices, in all areas (PR/marketing, employee engagement, fund raising, web vs. print communications, etc); hold senior leadership accountable to high level strategy that clearly sets the course for division objectives

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    Life-changing, character-forming, meaningful hard work.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great team of people, inspired mission, and international support network of people linked through similar goals and guided by Christian principles.

    Cons

    A complex business model that can take years to comprehend and challenges even the most robust management & communications software systems available.

    Recommends
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    Development Associate

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    Current Employee - Development Associate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Development Associate in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. Since we built multiple houses a year there were always lots of different events going on. No two days were the same. Liked that it is a Christian based organization. Small staff, more like a family.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great, but that is typical among non-profits.

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    Better pay for non-director employees

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    Positive Outlook
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