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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. "Don't join this company if you want a decent income, an intellectually stimulating job and career opportunities"

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Management, co-workers and volunteers are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Management is not clear they do not talk to each other which reduces clarity between restore locations. There is very limited growth opportunity. You will be stuck doing countless manual labor tasks that often endanger your safety (lifting very heavy items) and not get paid enough for it. There is tight budgets within the company which reduces the amount of new positions that come up, and also makes it hard to get raises. My suggestion, don't join a non-profit unless you are okay with a relatively stagnant job and not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    The tasks that your driver ambassadors do on a daily basis are often endangering their physical safety. The added pressure to do a perfect but lack of extra pay or benefit for doing said great job makes it hard to want to keep doing the job, as it becomes more of a pain than a pleasure to work for the company and do the work you do.


  2. "Construction Procurement Officer"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in San Juan (Trinidad and Tobago)
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in San Juan (Trinidad and Tobago)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The nature of the work that Habitat does to help families in need.

    Cons

    No Cons at the moment

  3. "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.


  4. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer
    Former Employee - Volunteer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Everyone really cares and wants to make a difference

    Cons

    I did not experience any negative aspects


  5. "House Builder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping people out while having lots of fun! There's a variety of tasks and you can work independently within the large team.

    Cons

    No cons! Had an amazing time


  6. "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.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Worker in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Worker in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Work at your own pace
    - Helping the community

    Cons

    - Some slow days with nothing to do
    - Role can change depending on what is needed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  8. "ReStore manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission to drive the desire to perform.

    Cons

    Directors need to pay more attention to the staff doing the work for feedback.


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    Great people working toward mission

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work Saturdays; often a lot of projects going on at once but was rarely a problem


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, and benifits made it tolerable

    Cons

    Bad pay, and bad structure

    Advice to Management

    none.


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