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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time

    Pros

    Team Work, Great for the community,

    Cons

    There are no cons to being a volunteer


  2. "Great orginization with some flaws."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Dangerous. Unqualified people working machinery they should not work. Many near accidents with people operating forklifts.

    Advice to Management

    Offer employee training instead of assuming.


  3. "regional sale smanager"

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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

    a wonderful organization to be involved.

    Cons

    do not get the opportunity to help more


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  5. "Loved working there"

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

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

    Pros

    I always felt I was doing work for a purpose! Very fulfilling job.

    Cons

    I only wish there was more opportunity for growth within the small chapters


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "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!


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's great to work in a place that helps homeowners improve their homes cheaply, and make money to build Habitat for Humanity Houses. My coworkers are fun people who make the time pass quickly, it seems like everyone there -wants- to be there, which is rare in a workplace.

    Cons

    Low wages, but it's a nonprofit.


  10. "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


  11. "It could have been so much better..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    It is great to be in a job where the mission is to help other people
    Several friendly colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Little diversity in the top management ranks
    The pay gap for leadership versus everyday workers is totally out of whack
    Revolving door: too many layoffs and firings of hard working people for a small organization



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