Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
179 Reviews
4.1
179 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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70 Ratings

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 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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 The space we were using as an office was small and cramped, the computers and equipment outdated.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Local Volunteer from a global corporation

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Feels good to help build a home with the community for the people who really needs it.

    Cons

    We don't get to meet the family unless you're there for the reveal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Good but not rewarding (truck driver)

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Up Driver  in  Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Up Driver in Williamsburg, VA

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

    Pros

    You see the company grow and meet awesome volunteers

    Cons

    As a truck driver a load of responsibility and grueling work horrible pay bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees at least close to the average happy employees equals a great work ethic especially your truck driver we''re expected to handle way too much for 9$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome volunteer internship

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    Former Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    You can help out this company, it takes any help it can get.

    Cons

    There is probably no way you are getting paid, very few of the people do. But vounteering is awesome.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Home Improvement Restore

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    Current Employee - Home Improvement  in  Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Home Improvement in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    Management lets us make most of the decisions on our own with in reason. We get some paid holidays and sick leave.

    Cons

    Some managers don't have a good grasp on how to run a retail store. Little to no training. We don't always have the materials to do our job properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mission driven workplace perfect for those who wish to truly make a difference in their community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and an easy going atmosphere. You are surrounded by dedicated people who are willing to put forth the effort and support each other.

    Cons

    Nonprofit is a slow paced industry. The job can be very demanding and you must be able to multitask. Those who excel are typically underpaid for their efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    amazing!

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    Former Employee - Architecture Intern  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Architecture Intern in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    awesome place to work and learn

    Cons

    this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great plpace

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

    The mission of the organization is great. The company is a mess internally.

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    Former Employee - Development
    Former Employee - Development

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

    Pros

    You're able to really make a difference in the lives of people in need.

    Cons

    Not organized. There's no infrastructure, takes forever to get anything done, training is nonexistent, lack of professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need management with management skills and experience. They hire people that they know or like and the rest is history.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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