Habitat for Humanity - Large nonprofit that feels very much like working at a large company | Glassdoor
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"Large nonprofit that feels very much like working at a large company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly atmosphere
Religious at its core, but won't offend those who aren't zealous Christians
Opportunities to transition into different roles over career

Cons

"Silo effect" seems to sometimes stiffle good ideas being picked up from one department to another
Leadership tends to favor known entities versus bringing in fresh perspectives from outside of the network

Other Employee Reviews for Habitat for Humanity

  1. "Organization with great people and some serious dysfunction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who care about the mission. I consider them friends as well as coworkers. You really do feel like you're doing good in the world when you put in a full day's work.

    Cons

    Pretty bad dysfunction. Skeptical of technology and change. Cultural split between Atlanta and Americus headquarters is a real problem

    Advice to Management

    Shift headquarters to Atlanta. Embrace change and new technology.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, long hours, limited resources, but a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Endless room for growth, both personally and professionally.
    Unique opportunity to learn a wide-range of skills (public relations, grant writing, volunteer recruitment/management, government relations, donor cultivation)
    Access to individuals who share a passion to make a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lack of resources (limited staff, ever-increasing needs within the community) quickly lead to burnout.
    Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future.

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract the talented and committed individuals that the nonprofit sector needs to succeed, invest in your staff (competitive salaries, benefits, etc.).

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