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"Working with volunteers is great, if you have the patience and leadership skills."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity (Less than a year)

Pros

Volunteers tend to be all hyped up and super eager to build, you have to put the brakes on them or your job site will spin out of control. Had a great time teaching people, everybody was terrific to work with at the site.

Cons

The management is great at raising money, getting volunteers and trying to help you. However, they don't know alot about construction and can make you a little crazy at times.

Advice to Management

Don't get hung up on how long the building process takes, your working with rank amatuers for the most part. Also, however bad you think the house is that you bought to rehab, well it's really six times worse. Trust your project managers more, they have a clue about what they are doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Habitat for Humanity

  1. "Large nonprofit that feels very much like working at a large company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.

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