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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated December 14, 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 44 reviews)

  • A Board of Directors - Out of Touch (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't forget about the employees that help keep the cause going"

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    Current Employee - Under Appreciated Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Under Appreciated Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is great in aiding people with the hopes and dreams of being a home owner.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition of the employees that prove they are a viable cog in the ever changing wheel that makes up Habitat.

    Advice to Management

    Support the staff that keeps the mission going. Stop giving the employees a salary increase that is below the cost of living increase. Hard to expect them to continue to give their all everyday when the financial reward is so small. Although the organization is non-profit maybe the high up management can do as the mission states and let their increases go to the little people that keep them in their positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    good schedule
    no Sundays
    few holidays

    Cons

    pay
    management
    workplace conditions
    little to no growth potential

    Advice to Management

    NPOs will continue to run circled around this organization as they have little to no real structure or synchronicity in management.

  3. "Habitat Burlington County"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Medical and leave Benefits and matching 503B, ReStore discount, located in Maple Shade, doubled scope in last year, different everyday

    Cons

    Disorganized, unclear expectations, director level very cliquey, lack of outside experience gives many of them no realworld management skills, lots of turn over in last couple of years, store staff have no idea what HFH actually does, store management doesn't talk to staff, CEO explosive


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, very negative organizational culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Prestigious brand, great mission, large network

    Cons

    Controlling and emotionally abusive CEO, resentful/stressed/depressed employees, little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Needs new leadership


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "meh"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mankato, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    I worked there as a college student, so there wasn't a whole lot benefits I got. it paid the bills.

    Advice to Management

    Don;t let one person man the entire restore, just saying.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Communications"

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand presence and a worthy mission

    Cons

    Surprisingly, not a very collaborative or inclusive environment


  9. "Ambiguous strategy, poor communication, and no team work"

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

    Pros

    Strong brand and mission
    Comparatively Stable Non-profit
    Stress free work environment depending on department
    Wonderful colleagues
    innovative programs

    Cons

    extremely low pay/poor benefits package
    undeveloped/outdated procedures in every department
    every man for themselves mentality
    lack of accountability
    poor forward planning with new programs/projects
    some loan programs are questionable

    Advice to Management

    Hire more high quality talent/increase compensation to attract/retain that talent (fresh blood, new ideas) offer tangible rewards for hard work, dedicate time for adopting industry standard operating procedures in every department, develop/review programs before executing them, get off your butt and find out what your team is up to and struggling with


  10. "This job sucked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with like minded people

    Cons

    pay was really low for the position


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