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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Pros
  • Amazing company to work for great people (in 35 reviews)

  • Healthy work-life balance encourage (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • pay is minimal, due to being a non-profit agency (in 39 reviews)

  • Poor board of directors decisions (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supervisors and peers. Was able to learn a lot of new things.

    Cons

    No cons. Had a great experience


  2. "Habitat ReStore Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very rewarding job to help the community

    Cons

    pay is minimal, due to being a non-profit agency

    Advice to Management

    Reflect on essential business principles

  3. "Intern - Overall Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stuff were very friendly and willing to teaching you anything

    Cons

    Tasks could be more challenging


  4. "building homes for the less fortunate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    nothing's better for your conscience than working for a charity

    Cons

    not the most professionally run organization


  5. "great purpose/ room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    mission oriented/ competitive salaries/free coffee

    Cons

    No room for growth; not open to hearing opinion of subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the very talented people you employ. Be more inclusive in planning.


  6. "HFH"

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

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    You are able to work with diverse groups who share a unified mission to change the world one house at a time

    Cons

    There really are not a lot.


  7. "You make out of it what you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Fulfilling work, and good experience to gain.

    Cons

    Not all habitat affiliates offer affordable housing for their AmeriCorps members

  8. "ReStore Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    If your affiliate is managed properly, you are helping people. My affiliate is not managed properly.

    Cons

    Barely above minimum wage for a nonprofit that is about good housing for all. Terrible management above assistant store manager. No employee input is asked for or taken if we offer it. Offering it will be held against you.

    Advice to Management

    They have already heard it and ignored it. I am not putting my location for fear of retaliation. Note that all Habitat affiliates are locally managed, so I am sure there are some great ones out there. Just do your due diligence.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff is good to work with. The discount we got plus the low prices were a perk.

    Cons

    It was hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The management played favorites. Scheduling was never what it was supposed to be. I was hired for certain hours and I worked above and beyond what I should have. I worked on weekends I stated I couldn't. I met with my manager and he said he would do one thing and he did something else. We did not have enough staff for what they wanted us to do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same. Schedule enough people for the store.


  10. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When a new homeowner is given the keys to their new home. The extra work and time paid off.

    Cons

    Senior Staff will not promote or train someone unless you are friends. Was told we are not to use Gods name when we pray in a group. I thought Habijax was a Christian organization

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics and stick to Core Values, do what is right and help your staff to succeed. Not just words spoken in meetings, but actions taken to make Habijax a good place to work. Your best employess have left and that should speak that the problems within need fixed


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