Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
175 Reviews
4.1
175 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.  

    I had a great experience working at Habitat for Humanity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    -staff is committed to the mission
    -great higher management

    Cons

    -low pay
    -limited resources
    -not a lot of room for growth

  2.  

    Great mission

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager
    Former Employee - Construction Manager

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

    Pros

    Your doing work that helps others in need.

    Cons

    Each affiliate is only as good as its Board of Directors. Some B.O.D. members serve only to line their resumes and could really care less about the "mission".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should play a more active role in understanding how the B.O.D manages each affiliate. The fact that each affiliate is run autonomously means a bad or corrupt B.O.D. can not only distract from the mission, but in some cases actually break the law. A good and active B.O.D. however can really have a positive impact on the employees, mission and community. It really is a crap shoot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great experience and there are alot of positions available at the ReStore.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chatsworth, CA

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

    Pros

    Clean, Organized, Nice, Good Vibe, Great coworkers and management, Willing to work with schedules, You have a good chance at advancing.

    Cons

    As with any retail store, you have to deal with all sorts of customers. Some may be angry at you for something you have no control over, such as pricing or sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A Solid Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Good substantive work and meaningful impact on the conduct of the charity's work. Great work-life balance with okay opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Company struggles with its religious identity which can get in the way of some of the things it's doing - it's heavily branded as christian and that closes as many doors as it opens internationally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently and clearly with your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Does great work but employees can feel detached from the mission

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    The work that Habitat for Humanity does is inspiring and its model makes it one of the best-run non-profit organizations out there.

    Cons

    Some people working in the office are under-qualified, which has frustrating consequences for the whole office.

  7.  

    It was a fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy. Working relationships can be approved between all departments and with the volunteers.
    Office culture can be improved as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people and allow them to do their job without too much interference from upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Invaluable experience.

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member  in  Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Paterson, NJ

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best part about working for habitat for humanity is the sense of fulfillment and urgency of the work.

    Cons

    Financial instability and the hurdles of the non-profit/public sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep homeowners' and employees' best interest in mind and not let other relationships or partnerships blind that.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very good place to work, very enjoyable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    They give you the flexibility to work at your own pace and come up with your own ideas on how to make improvements to make things better. The people you work with are real people whom are a pleasure to work with to, an added bonus!!

    Cons

    I can't think of to many cons but I would try to think of a way to organize things better in a way they would stay organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that management is very well organized just the way they are.

  10.  

    My Employment at Habitat for Humanity

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Floor Supervisor  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Floor Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The mission at Habitat for Humanity is a great cause for the public,providing affordable housing for people who would other wise never be able to own thier own homes..and it helps the community as well as the environment.

    Cons

    very low pay scale.. unless your in administration..and administration has lost sight of the proud mission .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who really is responsible for turmoil within the location.. stop deciding the blue collar, but the white collar..and realize that the "Restore" is not Walmart. Arrogance in administration ....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Scattered workplace but truly feeling like you've made a difference

    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Norristown, PA

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

    Pros

    Our office space was cramped which in turn allowed for great camaraderie between coworkers. Attending open houses and spending time with the families who were moving in, really solidified the impact you were making.

    Cons

    Management was scattered which lead to much miscommunication and frustration. The space we were using as an office was small and cramped, the computers and equipment outdated.

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