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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "great"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer * in Aberdeen, NC
    Former Employee - Volunteer * in Aberdeen, NC

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

    Pros

    Worked for the ReStore for a couple months, great people

    Cons

    schedule can be unfavorable at times


  2. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with excellent people. Working with volunteers kept the job fresh and interesting.

    Cons

    The organization asks for a lot without offering comparable compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are the heart of your organization. Treat them well.


  3. "Personally Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to feel that your work can be gratifying while helping others in the process then you need not look any further.

    Cons

    As a non profit, don't expect to enjoy great monetary reward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow a path embracing core values while implementing proven business plans that take advantage of new technologies in order to perpetuate growth.


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  5. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dixon, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dixon, MO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized and wonderful place to work for

    Cons

    There are few options in my current area


  6. "A Pity"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Eagle, CO
    Former Employee - Laborer in Eagle, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Met some nice volunteers, learned about items.

    Cons

    Lack of funding into the ReStore, ReStore employees were blamed for not meeting sales quotas that were made up. Rate of pay is deplorable. Not OSHA compliant

    Advice to Management

    Board needs to resign as well as upper management


  7. "Sub-par Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good cause and great people

    Cons

    Funds in certain departments are poorly managed and lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Show some guts and really manager, stop hiding behind the mission statement and actually run the organization.


  8. "Nonprofit Retail Development"

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    Current Employee - Retail Development in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Retail Development in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to be part of an amazing team supporting an amazing mission.

    Cons

    The only con: the challenges of nonprofit payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to offer benefits (health, vacation, etc.)


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Berlin Center, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Berlin Center, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Awesome Mission!! Wonderful Volunteers!!!

    Cons

    People who run things do NOT know what they are doing. No leadership.


  10. "AmeriCorps VISTA"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission statement of the organization; it's a great cause and the work is very rewarding.

    The staff members are positive, inspiring people.

    Cons

    The living stipend for AmeriCorps members is extremely difficult to live off of (depending on what affiliate you're working for).


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Resource Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Resource Development Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Resource Development Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere. It feels good helping families in need of a home. There is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at the end of the day.

    Cons

    The cons would be that you may wear several hats but not receive the compensation. It's still worth it.


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