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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • As a non-profit expect lower end compensation (in 44 reviews)

  • A Board of Directors - Out of Touch (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great atmosphere well managed. Have worked here for 5 years no problems whatsoever. Best management I have ever had!

    Cons

    In my experience I have yet to see a single problem. I worked very well with all members of management and no one had a problem.


  4. "Habitat Burlington County"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Medical and leave Benefits and matching 503B, ReStore discount, located in Maple Shade, doubled scope in last year, different everyday

    Cons

    Disorganized, unclear expectations, director level very cliquey, lack of outside experience gives many of them no realworld management skills, lots of turn over in last couple of years, store staff have no idea what HFH actually does, store management doesn't talk to staff, CEO explosive


  5. "Satisfaction will depend on what you want"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * You're helping to house less fortunate people. Doing the work feels meaningful.

    * Most of the people there are on the same page mission-wise. They're there to help further the mission of the company - housing the less fortunate.

    Cons

    * Pay isn't great, especially for people below a management position. I guess this shouldn't be a surprise for a non-profit.

    * Little opportunity for career advancement. There may be only a dozen people at one affiliate, and one person per job/department. It's unlikely that you'd get to move into the next position, because there's only one and it's filled indefinitely.

    * Workplace drama. At least at my affiliate, there was a lot of politicking going on. Our upper management was having positions added and removed, and there was a lot of jostling from middle management for power. Information was withheld and projects were cancelled midway through with no explanation.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to retain better employees. There was a lot of disappointment and turnover and lower levels. Get your middle management under control. It should be a professional environment with consistent goals and chain of command, not a start-and-stop project environment where people try to corral resources for their department or favorite project.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent professionally, not a great culturally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with very talented people and you can get a lot out of the job. Overall not a bad professional experience.

    Cons

    The work culture is pretty awful people are constantly stressed and not great at communicating in a straight forward way. I believe this has nothing to do with individual people I think it's just the hierarchal environment they created. They are not flexible with work-life balance and people are really stretched thin- some managers are better than others. Maybe get rid of the once a month birthday/anniversary celebration ordeal and actually pretend you actually care.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers more, try to foster an open environment where people feel like they can communicate. Maybe you'll see less turnover.


  7. "It is an amazing place to volunteer for an amazing cause!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees and volunteers are friendly and a great team, everybody is always ready to help, the assistant manager has a great heart and leadership.

    Cons

    No cons, it is always a pleasure to be helping there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. "Construction Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Construction Assistant in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Assistant in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learn how to build a house
    - Network
    - Good team of guys

    Cons

    - Have to work on Saturdays
    - Work will be outside
    - Will deal with volunteers with no house experience

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Personnel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Excellent customer service and high workforce morale

    Cons

    inappropriate language and not always the most dedicated to their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Please evaluate your employees.


  10. "Application development III"

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked because of the Habitat mission, building decent houses, everyone has a decent place to live

    Cons

    Hit and miss on management


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