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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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  • As a non-profit expect lower end compensation (in 42 reviews)

  • A Board of Directors - Out of Touch (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Austin Habitat for Humanity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Austin Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to ending poverty housing in the Austin Region. We believe that affordable homeownership is the key to improving outcomes and our staff believe strongly in this mission.

    Cons

    As with any non profit, the work is rewarding but employees have to be willing to work on weekends and after hours when the workload dictates. AHFH is flexible with scheduling and tries to support a healthy work/life balance.


  2. "volunteer"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Intern - Volunteer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Intern - Volunteer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    very good people to volunteer with

    Cons

    nothing is really bad. they are doing a great job

  3. "Great organization"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    Meeting people & hearing their stories, getting involved in communities and watching people change their lives.

    Cons

    You can not help everyone.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great atmosphere well managed. Have worked here for 5 years no problems whatsoever. Best management I have ever had!

    Cons

    In my experience I have yet to see a single problem. I worked very well with all members of management and no one had a problem.


  5. "Great Place to get involved for change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Volunteer
    Current Freelancer - Volunteer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn skills that might not learn elsewhere involving construction of houses, great mentors and teachers for skills you might not already possess, fun working environment

    Cons

    physically requiring depending on the day of the build, find out what your build day is to know if you can handle the physical requirements of the day. otherwise you will be left with cleaning duties (if you're okay with that this is still awesome in regards to meeting new people and helping out the community and people in need)


  6. "It is an amazing place to volunteer for an amazing cause!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees and volunteers are friendly and a great team, everybody is always ready to help, the assistant manager has a great heart and leadership.

    Cons

    No cons, it is always a pleasure to be helping there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Wonderful work environment!!!"

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    Current Contractor - Helper in Searcy, AR
    Current Contractor - Helper in Searcy, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, amazing staff, great customers. The organization does wonderful things to help families that are in need. You can't not enjoy coming everyday!!

    Cons

    There are no cons. The organization is up beat, the staff is friendly and the customers are always wonderful. I have nothing bad to say!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an amazing job. This is a an exceptional organization that does amazing things in peoples lives!!!

  8. "Talented team and exciting mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked with some of the most talented, capable people in my career at Habitat. Habitat is great at being strengths focused with their employees and giving good opportunities to grow and develop staff.

    Habitat's mission is so worthy and incredibly challenge to implement in the Bay Area. It takes a dedicated, talented group of professionals to do this well. I am incredibly impressed by the developments Habitat has produced in the Bay area. This is some of the most challenging, worthy work I have ever done. I'm incredibly proud of the work I get to accomplish with Habitat's team. Habitat also has great benefits and cola/performance increases most years. This is huge and very different from other places I've worked.

    Cons

    Frankly the cons are all pretty aligned with the general non-profit plight. Staff turn over is tough. Competing for skilled talent and training staff is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Put together some standards for management of each department. Dependent on who your boss is in the C suite seems to make a big impact on what your experience looks like.


  9. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    The cause, the team, the stability

    Cons

    The competitors in the field are more flexible and fast


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pros/Cons"

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    Current Employee - ReStore Manager in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - ReStore Manager in Sanford, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Our mission at Habitat for Humanity is something everyone can get behind and support.
    It's a great place to learn about your community and it looks good when you have a nonprofit on your resume.

    Cons

    There is a discrepancy in pay and attitude between the staff at the ReStore level and the affiliate. ReStore employees tend to be viewed as less and their pay reflects that.
    There is not much room for growth because it is such a small company and there is a lot of politics that goes on behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to your employees as they may have ideas to help you in your mission to help the community. However when those ideas turn out to hinder your mission, make another change or go back to what was working.
    Improve communication between the affiliate and ReStore when decisions are being made that affect both parties.


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