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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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  • non profit there's not room permanent employment (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. "I loved the employees and volunteers~! Along with management, they made the job fun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The management is very encouraging! It doesn't even seem like work. I would go back in a heart beat. Their mission to help those in critical need is humbling. I couldn't say a bad word about working there, even with the fact that I was doing community service!

    Cons

    There is no airconditioning in the home improvement area. ha

    Advice to Management

    I can't think of anything.


  2. "Probably one of the most satisfying positions of employment I have had as HFH staff supports me!"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager Via Experience Works in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Office Manager Via Experience Works in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People working together to assist others in bettering themselves which what I feel true spirituality is all about.

    Cons

    Some of the " volunteer staff" but we all learn in time.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for allowing me to work for you and my co-workers!


  3. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS

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

    Pros

    The work is very rewarding because you are helping people in need.

    Cons

    Volunteer jobs don't pay very well, lol.


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  5. "this experience was completly wonderfull"

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    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor
    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people help others in need

    Cons

    There really were not any really

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management


  6. "Fun and Challenging!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the job experience, learning all aspects of retail,product knowledge

    Cons

    Some customers are rude and sometimes staff flutuates to fewer than 5 at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what some of your managers' suggestions who have over 20 yrs in retail at big box stores have to say. Have cash assistance volunteers orientation more intense before sending to stores.


  7. "Life-changing, character-forming, meaningful hard work."

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great team of people, inspired mission, and international support network of people linked through similar goals and guided by Christian principles.

    Cons

    A complex business model that can take years to comprehend and challenges even the most robust management & communications software systems available.


  8. "Great Company, Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works there works there for a reason. It creates an enjoyable and extremely productive work environment.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


  9. "Austin HFH: best affiliate I could have asked to work for!"

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone in the Austin office is funny, supportive, and dedicated, not to mention a great person
    - Building houses for families in need is so rewarding
    - All of the regular volunteers and family partners are fantastic to work with

    Cons

    - Long work hours when the schedule is full (I was forewarned about this)
    - If you take advantage of the provided housing as an AmeriCorps member, you're stuck living with the same people you work with
    - The heat!!!

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!


  10. "The best work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Vista in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vista in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, culture, travel, experiences

    Cons

    Interdepartmental exchanges can be slow


  11. "Could not be better even if it were a dream come true"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Life giving work that is substantial to so many others. Helping your community and yourself in ways you cannot put justly into words. Seeing people, blocks and relationships transformed.

    Cons

    Labor intensive--know the plan before you commit. Can be strenuous emotionally if ill prepared. Do research before getting involved.



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