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Housing Works Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Some good benefits including secondary insurance which covers most medical copays (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to work great people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There are times when staff members are stretched too thin because of lack of staff, qualified or not (in 3 reviews)

  • When I refused to cooperate with writing staff members up for "offenses" that were either petty or fabricated, I became their target (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at Housing Works was a great one!"

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    Former Employee - CASAC-T in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - CASAC-T in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    People care and do more than what they have to in order to provide services for their clients!

    Cons

    At certain times colleagues will feel intimidated by others skills and performance!

    Advice to Management

    For as long as the work environment concentrates on helping the clients get the services that they need, their should be no problem! Clients come first! No matter what! All the indifference about being better than and not understanding people's skills while being envious do not apply! There are those who care about the clients and their lives! Interpersonal should be addressed at all times!


  2. "Great non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Housing Works part-time

    Pros

    Great boss
    Good benefits
    Room for growth
    Nice co-workers
    Great mission

    Cons

    Endless HR Training sessions
    The HR department (in general) is a mess
    Salary will be low (it's a non-profit)
    Etc
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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very fulfilling work, though somewhat disorganized management."

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    Former Employee - Care Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Housing Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community atmosphere - most people are very engaged in the mission of the organization.

    Fullfilling work and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent - some are very supportive while others pass the blame for any mistakes to their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees form strong relationships, don't micromanage work but provide opportunities for staff to grow.


  4. "As a salesperson, it was great because you were rotated between all the different tasks at hand."

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Your position gets rotated daily from intake, to pricing, to placement, then selling. It's diversified enough to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    You have to be on your feet all day and hardly get to sit down for much time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the morale of your employees so they will want to do more and better!


  5. "Custodian"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of management experience and structure in this area.


  6. "Friendly and nurturing environment."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Non-profit committed to supporting people living with an affected by HIV/AIDS
    Access to incredible second-hand fashion
    Good benefits package-incredible for a retail position

    Cons

    Dirty facilities
    Mandatory advocacy in order to become eligible for promotions


  7. Helpful (2)

    "This is a wonderful company to be part of"

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    Current Employee - Case Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Case Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful, supportive HR staff
    Great benefits
    Diverse Staff
    Everybody is relaxed and real, people are working toward great goals and trying to have fun while doing it
    not a fake, stubborn, overly formal environment- I love it!

    Cons

    Lack of growth and development-it's pretty much impossible to be promoted and move up
    Insecure office-things get stolen all the time
    Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Put more money into HR staff, it is horrible to watch these people burned out like that. It does not seem like senior staff understands the importance of HR. And maybe, if they had more people in that department, they could fix the problem I mentioned?

  8. "Rewarding experience despite non-profit chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Housing Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If your mission is to help people you get the chance to do that here. Clients do show their gratitude for your help even when management might be too busy to do that. The team work was fun and you learn a lot from other disciplines.
    Overall atmosphere is laid back and HR is supportive.

    Cons

    Changes in programming and financial strains cause disorganization and there were many rounds of lay offs. Lack of staff often puts extra demands on the team. At times, leadership was lacking. Clients deal with real issues, so you better be ready for that.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of the emotional drain of the job and provide more guidance and time off to avoid burn out among staff.


  9. "Commitment and dedication to a cause!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers that are committed to the causes and clients that we serve. Share a vision in making every day better for someone that is less fortunate than others.

    Cons

    Access to lifelong learning opportunities are often limited


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, poor managment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Meaninful job knowing you're helping others better their lives. Great perks for example insurance and help with school payments.

    Cons

    Management makes decisions on personal matters only. Favortism and lack of equality which is what the company preaches they are against.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same, dont create rules for the employees you don't favor... Make the company look good by practicing what it preaches.


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