Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
180 Reviews
4.1
180 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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70 Ratings

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)

  • Low pay for the amount of work required (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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.

  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    an alright work environment, if you know the right people

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    Current Employee - Online Sales and Social Media  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Online Sales and Social Media in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    nice offices, friendly environment (if you know the right people)
    decent pay
    company lunches
    good morale working for non profit
    benefits

    Cons

    old boys club mentality, new employees not given much chance for advancement
    miss communications between departments
    using personal vehicle without gas allowance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with staff, set goals and stick with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    it was a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Spokane, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    And workng with people and my Management we were a good team i like what was doing

    Cons

    i was happy working with my team we help each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my management was happy with my job so he didn't have to give any advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Grew the affiliate from $200k to $4.8 million

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    Current Employee - President  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - President in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Habitat for Humanity is a great organization overall. Operated with 1,500 plus affiliates throughout the United States. Affiliate performance ranged from outstanding to poor. Local management and board provided significant autonomy.

    Cons

    Quality of the affiliate depended on local board and staff. Quality of board changed from year to year. Leader of the affiliate had to adjust to changing priorities and skills of the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More autonomy for the local President or Executive Director.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    great mission statement... some truly take this to heart

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    Current Employee - RSA  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - RSA in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    job diversity get to think on your feet and come up with new solutions for ever changing inventory.

    Cons

    some rules are tossed out the door. hiring process lacks a lot. Unqualified people in positions they know nothing about. Pricing of merchandise has a double standard depending on if it is priced for an employee or a customer. Receiving area is a holding place for merchandise to be first picked over by employees before customers can have an option of purchasing. Some unusual items are priced do low that the full amount is not realized by HFH, sales could be so much better. some prices are very low depending on the likes or dislikes of the dock worker at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a mole in the stores and on the trucks to work along beside your workers. Make this a person with knowledge of the construction trades and sales/retail, you will be surprised to hear what customers have to say and also what your cherished employees are doing. You will hear more if the persons job is not on the line. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, growing, work place

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager  in  Canandaigua, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Canandaigua, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good mix of independence and support when you need it. All employees are brand representatives. While it is a relaxed work environment, management has reasonable expectations for professional behavior and development.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, hence pay will be lower than private sector. Most of my co-workers are unpaid volunteers, so this work environment is not for introverts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open door policy, the ED is very approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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