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Housing Works Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Charles King
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Pros
  • Some good benefits including secondary insurance which covers most medical copays (in 5 reviews)

  • Great mission, good people, smart managers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Boundaries between roles are often not well-defined and a lot of the extra work stemming from that disorganization trickles down to workers (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't have a clue about the hard work their employees perform (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Cult like environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.)


  3. "Housing Works"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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    "Care Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisor was amazing. Tuition Reimburse was a great perk as well as preventive reimbursement.

    Cons

    There is no paid holidays., All the time you accrue falls under one bank and that sucks

    Advice to Management

    Have a separate pool for Holiday pay


  6. "Business > everything else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Housing Works (More than a year)

    Pros

    In-store discount
    Every day is different

    Cons

    Business seems to be more important than the whole charity side of the company


  7. "Retail Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and Insurance are very good.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't have a clue about the hard work their employees perform.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees what they deserve.


  8. "Great mission, needs to do better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time

    Pros

    Great people, including supervisors. Some good benefits including secondary insurance which covers most medical copays. Lots of diversity in staff

    Cons

    Boundaries between roles are often not well-defined and a lot of the extra work stemming from that disorganization trickles down to workers. Not much room for advancement. Leadership speaks about improving things but not much ever changes, and lower staff don't have much trust in them, although they don't say it to their faces. A lot of things aren't working and there isn't communication.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to find out what middle management is actually doing. Give them more support, and then hold them more accountable.


  9. "Custodian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Housing Works full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, good people, smart managers

    Cons

    Hectic, not enough resources or people

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager of Online Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Housing Works full-time

    Pros

    Fun coworkers
    Great cause
    Books everywhere
    Full benefits package

    Cons

    Not enough pay
    Lots of work to do
    Kinda dusty workspace



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