Habitat for Humanity
3.8 of 5 153 reviews
www.habitat.org Americus, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great mission, great people, frustrating leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Americus, GA

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Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on innovation, rather than relying on outdated industry practices, in all areas (PR/marketing, employee engagement, fund raising, web vs. print communications, etc); hold senior leadership accountable to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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working with volunteers is great, if you have the patience and leadership skills.

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    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity for less than a year


    Pros: Volunteers tend to be all hyped up and super eager to build, you have to put the brakes on them or your… Cons: The management is great at raising money, getting volunteers and trying to help you. … Advice to Senior Management: Don't get hung up on how long the building process takes, your working with rank amatuers for the most part. Also, however bad you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    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… Cons: Pay wasn't great, but that is typical among non-profits. Advice to Senior Management: Better pay for non-director employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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