Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
191 Reviews
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191 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 14 reviews)

  • Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great volunteer experiences. Love what the company does and how they are run.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Teamwork. Learn new skills all while helping someone else.

    Cons

    They don't always have a project.

  2.  

    Great volunteer experience!

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Antioch, TN
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Antioch, TN

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great feeling to help someone.
    Weather was decent.
    Team Leaders were helpful.
    Co-volunteers were fun to work with.
    Breakfast and lunch were good.

    Cons

    Ducking and dodging yellow jacket bees that were everywhere.
    Muddy on the side of the house where we were doing siding.
    Wish I could have helped more than just one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been nice if the concrete was laid on the side of the house before siding was put on so the ground could have been more stable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Fun good fricken place to work

    Cons

    No need to go there fun pplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Habitat for Humanity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    Good organization to volunteer for.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this organization.

  6.  

    Amazing mission and dedicated staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Make an actual difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Long hours (including weekends), low pay, understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If upper management was stricter, company time would be better spent (esp. staff meetings)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Volunteer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    it was a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    Fun, growing, work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Canandaigua, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Canandaigua, NY

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good mix of independence and support when you need it. All employees are brand representatives. While it is a relaxed work environment, management has reasonable expectations for professional behavior and development.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, hence pay will be lower than private sector. Most of my co-workers are unpaid volunteers, so this work environment is not for introverts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open door policy, the ED is very approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    This was an excellent & valuable volunteer experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an 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

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