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

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A lot of work without many resources to draw upon

Executive Director (Former Employee)

ProsOverall, the organization has a wonderful mission, and the international work is fantastic. Also, the larger areas in the United States, where affiliates have a good-sized staff. The Habitat name is a strong brand, and volunteers and donors alike are caring, good people who want to end poverty housing in the world.

ConsMy experience was with a smaller affiliate, so this would not necessarily apply to a large metro area. Habitat affiliates are all separate nonprofit organizations, and while International does its best to exercise some consistency and control, there can be a wide variance among affiliates in terms of board governance and staff. So, policies and procedures are not applied across the board, and problems can arise when affiliates do not listen to advice from International. Some smaller affiliate boards believe they can do things their own way, which gives rise to problems such as excessive debt, poor staff-board relationships, lack of fiscal controls, and more. If you are looking to work for a smaller affiliate, make sure you have an employment contract, that the financials look good, and that your board of directors understands it is a working board -- and must put in some hours to help you. Make sure you recruit diversified board members from across the community, and avoid special interests taking hold -- for instance, all board members coming from a particular strata of society or neighborhood, group, etc. If it looks like too much work and not enough support, it probably is, and no amount of good intentions on your part will help. Keep in mind that this is NOT an easy mission, and follow guidance from International as much as you can.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen problems are reported from affiliates, take notice and follow up. Create stronger financial policies and procedures, and stronger oversight, particularly for smaller affiliates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time


    Pros: Great Cause, Team work. It is a small team,… Cons: Again, it is a small team, so this can be a good and bad thing. Sometimes it… Advice to Senior Management: No advice More
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    Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Flint, MI

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: -Great management from office -Wonderful volunteers -Knowledgable build site professionals -Very rewarding work… Cons: -Sometimes there is a disconnect between build site and office - Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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