Habitat for Humanity

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It's not a great place to work

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Pensacola, FL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Pensacola, FL

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

Pros

This review has to do with the Pensacola affiliate. The staff are friendly and great to work with. They are professional and generally know what they are doing.

Cons

This review has to do with the Pensacola affiliate. Unless you are in upper management, your salary is low enough that you likely qualify for their program. Also, there is virtually zero accountability - as long as you don't question upper management, you are good to go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The board of directors need to take a thorough look at all aspects of the affiliate. Low morale and inattentive management make this an extremely frustrating place to work with high turnover.

Doesn't Recommend
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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 (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
    Positive Outlook
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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 (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

    Doesn't Recommend
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