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Housing Works Reviews

Updated October 11, 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)

  • There is a serious mission creep at this place and not room for growth if you're not liked there are better places to work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting network issues as well as day to day operation."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation benefits are excellent . Student loan repayment benefits. They offer Dental and medical. 403b contribution is matched by employer as well.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Not enough staffers to support infrastructure. High turn over of staff. Blah blah blah blah


  2. "Pleasant, but stressful"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The time off policy is excellent. You accumulate a lot of time off in a short span of time. Best time off policy of any company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    There are times when staff members are stretched too thin because of lack of staff, qualified or not. Also, sometimes staff members are promoted and assigned more responsibilities when they are ready because it is cheaper to promote from within rather than higher externally.

  3. "Great benefits, okay pay"

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    Current Employee - Care Manager
    Current Employee - Care Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, including tuition reimbursement (not a lot but still) and additional funding for selfcare. Great environment to work. Coworkers are amazing and everyone really is here for the clients.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from management at times, but that's with every job.


  4. "Great people, great patients."

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

    Pros

    Got a lot of experience in the short time I was there. Nice people to work with, conveniently located. Was enjoyable.

    Cons

    No room to move up, security is lax, people sometimes come and go as they please. All in all it's more good than bad.


  5. "Health Home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your fellow co-workers become long term friends

    Cons

    Most managers are not equipped with skills on motivating staff in their work. My supervisor was an LCSW, who continuously made micro-aggressions towards me and made it a hostile environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    This agency is run mostly by cisgender white males. With the limited diversity in your management and senior management staff, it is hard to believe that this agency fights for social justice.


  6. "Good review"

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

    I worked at Housing Works full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work great people

    Cons

    There's none I enjoy working there

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  7. Helpful (1)

    "to much micro management"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Outreach Worker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    feels good to be the face of a agency like this

    Cons

    they only care about the numbers..

    Advice to Management

    worry about the staff turn over rates as much as you do the numbers encourage your employees.

  8. "Good Work"

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

    I worked at Housing Works full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the clients and the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    I did not get paid enough.


  9. "Cult like environment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Housing Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission and vision of the organization and health benefits.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional
    Finances
    Manipulative and calculating executive team/senior staff.
    Non-competitive salaries for the administrative staff.
    The lack of basic internal customer service between teammates.
    Territorial department mentality.
    The organization is financially top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the diversity amongst the executive team and senior staff (e.g., women and people of color.)


  10. "Housing Works"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission. Impact of your work. Sense of community

    Cons

    Challenging organizational culture. Reactive. Priorities change too fast

    Advice to Management

    Give back to good employees


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