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"A lot of work without many resources to draw upon"

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Former Employee - Executive Director
Former Employee - Executive Director
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Overall, the organization has a wonderful mission, and the international work is fantastic. Also, the larger areas in the United States, where affiliates have a good-sized staff. The Habitat name is a strong brand, and volunteers and donors alike are caring, good people who want to end poverty housing in the world.

Cons

My experience was with a smaller affiliate, so this would not necessarily apply to a large metro area. Habitat affiliates are all separate nonprofit organizations, and while International does its best to exercise some consistency and control, there can be a wide variance among affiliates in terms of board governance and staff. So, policies and procedures are not applied across the board, and problems can arise when affiliates do not listen to advice from International. Some smaller affiliate boards believe they can do things their own way, which gives rise to problems such as excessive debt, poor staff-board relationships, lack of fiscal controls, and more. If you are looking to work for a smaller affiliate, make sure you have an employment contract, that the financials look good, and that your board of directors understands it is a working board -- and must put in some hours to help you. Make sure you recruit diversified board members from across the community, and avoid special interests taking hold -- for instance, all board members coming from a particular strata of society or neighborhood, group, etc. If it looks like too much work and not enough support, it probably is, and no amount of good intentions on your part will help. Keep in mind that this is NOT an easy mission, and follow guidance from International as much as you can.

Advice to Management

When problems are reported from affiliates, take notice and follow up. Create stronger financial policies and procedures, and stronger oversight, particularly for smaller affiliates.

Other Employee Reviews for Habitat for Humanity

  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    Great Cause, Team work. It is a small team, so this can be both a good and bad thing.

    Cons

    Again, it is a small team, so this can be a good and bad thing. Sometimes it is bad because, unlike a big company, there is not much change and you don't see new people everyday.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "good experience, great volunteers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Contractor - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It serves a wonderful purpose and is very community oriented. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to help their neighbor.

    Cons

    Most of the positions are part time, almost no benefits for the majority of the employees. Communication isn't always great.

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