Housing Works

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The only reason you should work for HW because you have no other options!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
Current Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY

I have been working at Housing Works full-time (more than a year)

Pros

They offer an exceptional benefit package if you are willing to spend a few extra bucks out of your pocket.

Cons

The management team can never agree on goals and procedures; decisions constantly shifts, just like the employees: 4 District Managers within one year period. When complaints come up, they get ignored; when things breaks to the point becoming hazardous, nor repairs or mendings take place until someone gets hurt. It is the perfect example of survival of the fetus. If you have complaints, it will go one deaf ears to the point that you will soon learn the motto within the HW employees, "who cares, did you forget, this is housing works?!?"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Chain of commends: a way of evaluation without company favoritism or politics; better policy management; better training.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Friendly and nurturing environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Housing Works

    Pros

    Non-profit committed to supporting people living with an affected by HIV/AIDS
    Access to incredible second-hand fashion
    Good benefits package-incredible for a retail position

    Cons

    Dirty facilities
    Mandatory advocacy in order to become eligible for promotions

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learning 'experiment' in the inner-workings of a nonprofit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Housing Works

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, generous time-off, convivial working environment, high level of commitment to clients.

    Cons

    Near complete lack of communication from senior management, mid-level management can (but certainly not always) be borderline incompetent, high turnover rate, opportunities for advancement are scarce, appears to be mismanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Permitting and welcoming feedback might yield a lot of benefits. Overlooking employees cannot be productive in the long-term.

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