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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing company to work for great people (in 35 reviews)

  • Healthy work-life balance encourage (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • pay is minimal, due to being a non-profit agency (in 39 reviews)

  • Poor board of directors decisions (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Affiliate perspective"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Affiliate Director of Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Affiliate Director of Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Building something tangible and the ability to have an intangible positive impact on the lives of others.

    Cons

    It is in the world of non-profits, so resources are either limited or could be better used elsewhere.


  2. "Great mission and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Partnerships Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Partnerships Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very mission focused
    great colleagues that are passionate about the work

    Cons

    not much room for growth
    not great benefits

  3. "Great Team!"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Goleta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very nice and friendly staff
    - Helpful

    Cons

    - not very well managed


  4. "This company is an outstanding company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works around schedule and cares about employees
    Will train you on something to would like to exceed to excel I. The company

    Cons

    There is nothing I shall say that is negative about this company it's an amazing company and deserves much more success.


  5. "Truck"

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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

    Pros

    Store management is great. Working in the store doing furniture repair also proves to be quite relaxing; plus meeting all sorts of people keeps things entertaining.

    Cons

    Executive management has lots of budget issues and as a driver, I am paid the same as a cashier.

    Advice to Management

    Added responsibly typically correlates with additional pay. I have never seen employee turnover at such a high rate; fix the pay scale and maybe you will keep employees.


  6. "Creative, independent thinkers... stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Great mission but not always achieved.

    Cons

    Compartmentalized communications functions and not collaborative at all. If you think outside the box, keep those thoughts to yourself. Directives come from the VP of the department down.

    Creativity is not rewarded but frowned upon. If you speak up in meetings, your ideas are shot down. If you don't speak up, you are not contributing to the project or the department.

    Also if you are looking for work life balance, this is not the organization for you.


  7. "Serious"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people experience. And the fact that they build homes for the community

    Cons

    You might not get fast service unless you plan ahead of time

  8. "Very friendly environment and nice to work with."

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    Former Employee - Helper in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Helper in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about building things and carpentry which can be used later in life like it is for me.

    Cons

    Hot and hard work. But I mean other than that there wasn't too many cons to working here, very great place to work.


  9. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Construction Intern in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Construction Intern in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with supervisors that are dedicated to making their communities a better place.

    Cons

    Organizational issues, but it's not very fixable when relying on a workforce of volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep to the message of habitat


  10. "Ex Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to get job experience but don't try to get a job afterwards.

    Cons

    If you have any kind of felony don't try to get a job here, because their insurance won't hire you

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to the people that want to get hired that volunteers at your store,


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