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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing company to work for great people (in 35 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment with excellent people (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • As a non-profit expect lower end compensation (in 40 reviews)

  • Bad guidence and judgement from board of directors (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supervisors and peers. Was able to learn a lot of new things.

    Cons

    No cons. Had a great experience


  2. "Habitat ReStore Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very rewarding job to help the community

    Cons

    pay is minimal, due to being a non-profit agency

    Advice to Management

    Reflect on essential business principles

  3. "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


  4. "Intern - Overall Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stuff were very friendly and willing to teaching you anything

    Cons

    Tasks could be more challenging


  5. "Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    Not one negative thing to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Not so fast...it's a charity with problems"

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    Current Employee - Worker in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Worker in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a common purpose such that the restore supports the building of homes in their respective community. Also to some degree college students, those less fortunate, and collector's purchase second hand items for reasonable prices. Also, this place loads up on vacation and free health care! You also get all of the free water you can drink.

    There are good people (mostly) that do all of the work.

    Cons

    Pathetic Leadership
    Poor Management
    Endless Workload
    Constant Chaos
    Drug and Alcohol use in the Workplace
    Employee Theft
    Trash
    A Board of Directors - Out of Touch.
    Hostility
    Very Poor Values - CHRISTIAN?

    Advice to Management

    Wake up this store is a disaster. It is run like a sweat shop. So much so, someone spray painted "WAGE SLAVE" on the side of company truck. WAKE UP, Take the time to take care of your people they deserve better. Do something kind and appreciative - earn their trust - they will do whatever you ask but you have to show them they matter. I mean free water? You think that's going to keep people happy? It's not working right now that I can tell you.

    The environment is in need of a serious check up. There are things going on that no one is even watching out for. Your managers are so busy making poor choices that they miss what is happening right in front of them. It's like the list of con's doesn't even matter to anyone. This store is a complete detriment to the habitat name. I had hoped for better from a christian faith-based organization.


  7. "building homes for the less fortunate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    nothing's better for your conscience than working for a charity

    Cons

    not the most professionally run organization

  8. "great purpose/ room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    mission oriented/ competitive salaries/free coffee

    Cons

    No room for growth; not open to hearing opinion of subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the very talented people you employ. Be more inclusive in planning.


  9. "HFH"

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    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

    You are able to work with diverse groups who share a unified mission to change the world one house at a time

    Cons

    There really are not a lot.


  10. "You make out of it what you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Fulfilling work, and good experience to gain.

    Cons

    Not all habitat affiliates offer affordable housing for their AmeriCorps members


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