Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
176 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You're able to really make a difference in the lives of people in need (in 6 reviews)

  • The work is very rewarding because you are helping people in need (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work required (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the Best Non-Profits and better now with the Merger

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    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with an outstanding group of people. I was humbled by their commitment to the cause and willingness to go the extra mile. The construction team was nothing short of great, and faced changes, hardships and challenges with grace and dignity

    Cons

    The merger of 3 "Habitats" was stressful but worked out in the end. It is not as crisp functioning as some corporations but was efficient and cooperative. Everyone wears a lot of hats, and if that is a problem for you, it will be challenging to work here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Doing good work for a good cause. My group was always well organized and provided with everything we needed.

    Cons

    Often time the goals set for the day are too lofty. Some special skills needed may not be present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate goals for the day better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    And workng with people and my Management we were a good team i like what was doing

    Cons

    i was happy working with my team we help each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my management was happy with my job so he didn't have to give any advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This was an excellent & valuable volunteer experience

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is character-building experience that is invaluable.

    Cons

    I have no cons for the time I spent volunteering with this organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    you're learning new skills while helping people to get a home

    Cons

    The building wasn't weatherized so too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Best Place I've Served

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    Former Employee - Construction Crew Leader  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Construction Crew Leader in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing, the job is rewarding, you're meeting new people and obtaining new skills everyday, AND you're doing a great service to your community. What more could you ask for?

    Cons

    Not going to lie, it can be a lot of work.

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    Love you guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete lack of focus on the mission, ego driven, upper management fighting all the time, very high turnover

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator
    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Volunteers are very giving of their time, want to help the organization

    Cons

    Paranoid management, directors always fighting with each other, Executive Director does nothing about the issues in the organization, my first week there 4 people quit, mission is never talked about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on why we are there-to build houses for low-income houses, not build up your egos. I worry for the future for this local chapter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  9.  

    Rewarding, lifechanging, and invaluable learning experiences

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    Former Employee - Microfinance Intern  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Microfinance Intern in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Human impact, immense learning-on-the-job opportunities, supportive network

    Cons

    Early morning travel, work culture a little too involved and pervasive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Habitat for Humanity

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, excellent friendly co-workers. Volunteers are very caring, and provide an excellent work community.

    Cons

    Requires patience, leadership, and a general positive attitude. A unique work environment that may take some getting used to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to all level of marketing in a non-profit environment

    Cons

    There should have been a better strategy for field activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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