Housing Works Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Friendly staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Housing Works

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, supportive of Interns

    Cons

    Staff is rather over-worked and under-staffed for crucial positions

  2. Great People

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Housing Works full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, great cause, very nice people. It is a pleasure to work there and participate in the great work that Housing Works does.

    Cons

    Not a very high salary, work can become a bit repetitive at times. Some people are also not very open to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Housing Works is a great place to work, but it suffers from a pretty quick turnaround of employees. It will help to invest more in the salaries if you want people to stay for longer. Life in New York City is expensive and other companies and organizations pay their workers significantly more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Very fulfilling work, though somewhat disorganized management.

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    Former Employee - Care Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Housing Works full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community atmosphere - most people are very engaged in the mission of the organization.

    Fullfilling work and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent - some are very supportive while others pass the blame for any mistakes to their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees form strong relationships, don't micromanage work but provide opportunities for staff to grow.

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  5. As a salesperson, it was great because you were rotated between all the different tasks at hand.

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Housing Works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Your position gets rotated daily from intake, to pricing, to placement, then selling. It's diversified enough to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    You have to be on your feet all day and hardly get to sit down for much time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the morale of your employees so they will want to do more and better!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company, poor managment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Meaninful job knowing you're helping others better their lives. Great perks for example insurance and help with school payments.

    Cons

    Management makes decisions on personal matters only. Favortism and lack of equality which is what the company preaches they are against.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same, dont create rules for the employees you don't favor... Make the company look good by practicing what it preaches.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Toxic work environment. Beware.

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Housing Works

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can really help people. Many coworkers are smart and interesting people. Some managers are skilled and ethical. Trainings provided.

    Cons

    Where to start? Union-busting. CEO is an unethical abusive control-freak who colludes with drug-using clients. Too much turnover of staff, targeting and bullying of staff. Truly disgusting (for a non-profit no less)
    Financially the company is VERY unstable.
    Programs are always on the verge of closing.
    At times they didn't pay workers on time, or health insurances got yanked away from workers (yes really)

    Advice to Management

    Stop your unethical practices lest your donors pull their funds.

  8. Great non-profit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Housing Works part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great boss
    Good benefits
    Room for growth
    Nice co-workers
    Great mission

    Cons

    Endless HR Training sessions
    The HR department (in general) is a mess
    Salary will be low (it's a non-profit)
    Etc
    etc

  9. Commitment and dedication to a cause!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers that are committed to the causes and clients that we serve. Share a vision in making every day better for someone that is less fortunate than others.

    Cons

    Access to lifelong learning opportunities are often limited

  10. Got the opportunity to work with some amazing people, for a great cause, in an constantly changing environment.

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    Current Intern - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Housing Works as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, upbeat and constantly changing environment with the chance to meet many different types of people. Pretty flexible regarding needed time-off.

    Cons

    Pressure of making goal and getting everything done with only so many staff. HIGHLY depend on volunteers who do not always show.

  11. Discombulated

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Housing Works full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, flexible, compensation, perks, office

    Cons

    Agency, lack of support, mismanagement, backstabbing, no teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Listen

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