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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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  • That is the trade off working for a non-profit charity (in 36 reviews)

  • You would expect better benefits at a nonprofit to compensate for the low pay (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "staff member"

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    Former Employee - Staffing in Vienna, WV
    Former Employee - Staffing in Vienna, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a very rewarding and feel good job

    Cons

    At times the labor can be intensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up their good work and keep building


  2. "So many great things but management needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They do so much great work to help build affordable homes for the communities and the fanilies they serve. What Habitat is doing is remarkable. Giving people hope, a better future, affordable homeownership and stability.

    Cons

    For the Habitat Franchises: The management needs work and they need work in communicating down from management to employees lower down on the chain. Also needs help in creating a envious for open communication to flow up and down the hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Create open communication and actually communicate!


  3. "Direct of Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Partner families, mission, learning environment (if small affiliate)

    Cons

    Lack of clear workflows at times bw departments (in small affiliates), young workforce and lots of volunteers can sometimes createinconsistencies in organization's operations if processes or standards not spelled out clearly

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and orienting new volunteers and staff, so not constantly putting out fires or spinning wheels and can actually make progress on mission.


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  5. "Helping families have homes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Purpose-driven work, being a part of a strong, global NGO, benefits, mission opportunities, CEO is very personable and knows the staff

    Cons

    unstructured, bureaucracy, Good Ol' Boy system in hiring

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded, allow the talent you hire as experts to help move the organization forward and not stay stagnant and set and their ways


  6. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Good management, hard work, but rewarding.

    Cons

    Many volunteers can make for a dangerous work environment. People operating machinery they aren't qualified for.


  7. "Good first experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Laredo, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Laredo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    Was able to gain work experience in multiple areas, including in the construction site and in the office; had multiple network opportunities

    Cons

    Interns were sometimes neglected and expected to know what to do without any previous instruction

    Advice to Management

    Have more specific duties for interns


  8. "Development Officer"

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    Current Employee - Development Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Development Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, supportive coworkers, flexible management

    Cons

    Some coworkers take advantage and tend to abuse flexible work environment.


  9. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work at Habitat are great. The customers can be troubling and get easily agitated.

    Cons

    The customers can be troubling and get easily agitated as the prices for products are not set in stone some people feel they are being ripped off.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more mentor ship to new hires on how to evaluate a situation with irate people.


  10. "Low pay, fun work"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun work enviroment
    Great benefits
    Charitable work

    Cons

    CEO doesn't know employees' names even after several years of working there.
    Low pay for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and staff may stay longer


  11. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Goleta, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and very helpful. I like working with them.

    Cons

    No growth, and there is not much to do.



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