Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
185 Reviews
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185 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes (in 11 reviews)

  • You're able to really make a difference in the lives of people in need (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours (including weekends), low pay, understaffed (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Serving to improve local communities and provide low income housing

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Riverside, CA (US)
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Riverside, CA (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being an Americorps member reflects your desire to help local communities and gain job experience. Service provides good job experience performing community outreach, and managing volunteers and projects. The knowledge of the Americorps program is growing and provides some benefits for applying for jobs afterwards. Service provides emotional and spritual rewards. A recurrnig mantra, borrowed from hebrew tradition, "He who saves one life saves the whole world entire."

    Cons

    Service is similar to full-time volunteering, requiring a full-time schedule with an 11-month committment. Also, there are many early mornings. It is a lot of hard work for little pay and few monetary rewards; its also mostly for people in their younger 20s. A person is able to gain experience, but a job is not guarenteed afterwards and you need to finish your 11-month, 1700 hour committment before receiving the educational award.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility with schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Habitat for Humanity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    Good organization to volunteer for.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this organization.

  3.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Fun good fricken place to work

    Cons

    No need to go there fun pplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good place to work

    Former Employee - Consultant in Lawrence, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Lawrence, KS (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was working with the Habitat ReStore through a school sponsored program. The staff of the Lawrence ReStore was always very helpful. Although I did not officially work for the ReStore it appeared to be a good place to work or volunteer.

    Cons

    This being a non-profit organization, many of the job opportunities are either low paying full time positions, part time positions, or on a volunteer basis only.

  6.  

    Regional Coordinator in Latin America office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission focus. Committed staff. Great place to learn and contribute. Interesting place to influence national office programs.

    Cons

    Decision-making process is slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing mission and dedicated staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Make an actual difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Long hours (including weekends), low pay, understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If upper management was stricter, company time would be better spent (esp. staff meetings)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Volunteer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    great people, making connections. learning new skills, exploring new communities, working with people towards a greater good

    Cons

    challenging in a non-profit environment, volunteer staffing continually challenges organization and productivity (don't be shocked to come around on a second day to redo what was done incorrectly the day before :D

  9.  

    One of the Best Non-Profits and better now with the Merger

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    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with an outstanding group of people. I was humbled by their commitment to the cause and willingness to go the extra mile. The construction team was nothing short of great, and faced changes, hardships and challenges with grace and dignity

    Cons

    The merger of 3 "Habitats" was stressful but worked out in the end. It is not as crisp functioning as some corporations but was efficient and cooperative. Everyone wears a lot of hats, and if that is a problem for you, it will be challenging to work here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Doing good work for a good cause. My group was always well organized and provided with everything we needed.

    Cons

    Often time the goals set for the day are too lofty. Some special skills needed may not be present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate goals for the day better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Volunteer experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great volunteer experience really enjoyed

    Cons

    Not many cons I can think of

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