Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
200 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.  

    Working here is rewarding. It is more than "just a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The community involvement. The spirit of the employees.

    Cons

    No job growth unless with you are with a very large affiliated or working at Corporate. Pay not very much for the hours you need to put in. You have to wear multiple "hats".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    My experience was great. Great experience working with a non profit organization.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Orangeburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, a great deal of diversity. The schedule was flexible and as a intern I was exposed to many situations that have helped me grow.

    Cons

    There isn't a stable workforce so that sometimes leaves the work to a few people. This makes projects sometimes exceed time restrictions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    A Solid Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    It was a fun work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (less than an 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
  9.  

    Invaluable experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Paterson, NJ

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager
    Former Employee - Construction Manager

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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