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Allows a great opportunity to grow or if retired bring in some extra income while helping grow an organization.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

provides good benefits, a diverse work group, community interaction is high, ability to move up (which could be slow), locations around the US and world.

Cons

Low wages, at times it is hard to get full time, mission is to help families in need but they fail to help their employees in need. I think they could build smaller and more affordable homes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take better care of those that work within the organization and affiliates. You should even count those as families served.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    There is not a lot of room for improvement or motivation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Working with the volunteers is rewarding

    Cons

    Pretty unorganized environment and demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Most unchristian Christian organization

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    Former Employee - To Revealing to Put In  in  Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - To Revealing to Put In in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    To be able to work for an cause that you believe in and to assist people in creating new lives.

    Cons

    Many of the affiliates are so used to rely on volunteers to help that they feel that their employees are supposed to be like volunteers: by working for an minimum wage and sacrifice everything for them.

    The affiliate I worked at had had a super CEO that everyone absolutely loved and that expanded it from one that built 1 or 2 houses a year to about 20 a year. After him there was a row of CEO's and interim CEO's. When one was finally found. The place was run more like an corporation than a place with a heart and an important cause to carry on. The CEO salary tripped while 10 of the 12 staff was dismissed. Kind of embarrassing when the CEO is driving an Mercedes SUV into disadvantaged neighborhoods and hard for staff to explain that they cannot be helped due to not enough budget.

    In general the affiliate was very christian, which is fine, but they would marginalize people who are not. Also embarrassing when the white Midwestern conservative staff is trying to put on a "Christian" face an invite the "other faith" partner family to a party for them with hot dogs including pork. They never even realized why people were not partaking in the food. Also, I do not think the partner families know how much badmouthing some of the staff is giving behind their back. Saying things like how needy they are and how ungrateful. In the end this affiliate has hurt a lot of people, including myself and previous coworkers. Still get a stomach ache when the organizations name comes up.

    If thinking about joining the organization in any way shape or form, please check out the various affiliates and how they really operate and not the glossy face they put on to the community.

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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