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Great Company, Great Mission

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Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for less than a year

Pros

Everyone who works there works there for a reason. It creates an enjoyable and extremely productive work environment.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A lot of work without many resources to draw upon

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, the organization has a wonderful mission, and the international work is fantastic. Also, the larger areas in the United States, where affiliates have a good-sized staff. The Habitat name is a strong brand, and volunteers and donors alike are caring, good people who want to end poverty housing in the world.

    Cons

    My experience was with a smaller affiliate, so this would not necessarily apply to a large metro area. Habitat affiliates are all separate nonprofit organizations, and while International does its best to exercise some consistency and control, there can be a wide variance among affiliates in terms of board governance and staff. So, policies and procedures are not applied across the board, and problems can arise when affiliates do not listen to advice from International. Some smaller affiliate boards believe they can do things their own way, which gives rise to problems such as excessive debt, poor staff-board relationships, lack of fiscal controls, and more. If you are looking to work for a smaller affiliate, make sure you have an employment contract, that the financials look good, and that your board of directors understands it is a working board -- and must put in some hours to help you. Make sure you recruit diversified board members from across the community, and avoid special interests taking hold -- for instance, all board members coming from a particular strata of society or neighborhood, group, etc. If it looks like too much work and not enough support, it probably is, and no amount of good intentions on your part will help. Keep in mind that this is NOT an easy mission, and follow guidance from International as much as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When problems are reported from affiliates, take notice and follow up. Create stronger financial policies and procedures, and stronger oversight, particularly for smaller affiliates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good work but poor management

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    Current Employee - Development Officer
    Current Employee - Development Officer

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mission oriented staff and passionate coworkers.

    Cons

    Hierarchical management at some affiliates are closed to innovation and frequently engage in internal power struggles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's about the families, not your egos!

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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