Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
214 Reviews
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214 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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  1.  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    They build houses for families.

    Cons

    They consider everyone 'staff' but only the CEO makes any real money (approximately $56,000 per year). All other 'staff' gets paid a stipend. The CEO is hateful to everyone and she is very, very critical. She's a very fishy person. They don't really build houses for the people who need it. When someone can't pay they foreclose on them immediately. The CEO will be the downfall of this organization. They do not pay their bills. Sometimes their checks bounce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE THE CEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Questionable

    • 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

    Helping families who are grateful

    Cons

    People pretending to be so spiritual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Executive Decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA

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

    Pros

    The Pros of working with Habitat for Humanity is that in most areas of the country they are building homes helping less fortunate people. And assisting families with housing repairs and so forth that generally couldn't afford it.

    Cons

    No International Support to local areas, Board of Directors will not step in to challenge the directors when they are making poor decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get More Involved as to what and how Habitat is being portrayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good people to work for and with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work /and life balance, they are a christian organization with true values.

    Cons

    They do not offer high salaries, they're benefits are decent. Unfornately , it is slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more experiences and positions for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Serving to improve local communities and provide low income housing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Being an Americorps member reflects your desire to help local communities and gain job experience. Service provides good job experience performing community outreach, and managing volunteers and projects. The knowledge of the Americorps program is growing and provides some benefits for applying for jobs afterwards. Service provides emotional and spritual rewards. A recurrnig mantra, borrowed from hebrew tradition, "He who saves one life saves the whole world entire."

    Cons

    Service is similar to full-time volunteering, requiring a full-time schedule with an 11-month committment. Also, there are many early mornings. It is a lot of hard work for little pay and few monetary rewards; its also mostly for people in their younger 20s. A person is able to gain experience, but a job is not guarenteed afterwards and you need to finish your 11-month, 1700 hour committment before receiving the educational award.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility with schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY

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

    Pros

    Many different activities for volunteers to do
    Jobs vary from using tools on building sites to moving furniture to second hand stores

    Cons

    Heavy lifting can occur, you may not know where your volunteering each day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give earlier notice on volunteer job positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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