Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
190 Reviews
4.0
190 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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72 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)

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

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  1.  

    Great volunteer experience!

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Antioch, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Antioch, TN (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great feeling to help someone.
    Weather was decent.
    Team Leaders were helpful.
    Co-volunteers were fun to work with.
    Breakfast and lunch were good.

    Cons

    Ducking and dodging yellow jacket bees that were everywhere.
    Muddy on the side of the house where we were doing siding.
    Wish I could have helped more than just one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been nice if the concrete was laid on the side of the house before siding was put on so the ground could have been more stable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Serving to improve local communities and provide low income housing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Poor Executive Decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Donation Pick Ups in Bellingham, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The Pros of working with Habitat for Humanity is that in most areas of the country they are building homes helping less fortunate people. And assisting families with housing repairs and so forth that generally couldn't afford it.

    Cons

    No International Support to local areas, Board of Directors will not step in to challenge the directors when they are making poor decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get More Involved as to what and how Habitat is being portrayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New Paltz, NY (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many different activities for volunteers to do
    Jobs vary from using tools on building sites to moving furniture to second hand stores

    Cons

    Heavy lifting can occur, you may not know where your volunteering each day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give earlier notice on volunteer job positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Surprised of deceitful actions by employees being a christian organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    . Habitat as a whole is great . Building homes for people all around the world.

    Cons

    Does not pay by experience but by if they feel sorry for a person or by someone they know. Hire managers with no experience and getting paid more than others who have experience . Hire people who use you for your talent. This is my experience .. Not a place to look forward to retiring cause there is no room for advancement, only room for the people they know. These people cannot perform the job duties and are unprofessional. I find that unfair especially when people claim to be christian. Operating with personal decisions instead of professional decisions. Treat volunteers better than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking out for the people you feel sorry for when you are suppose to be guiding all employees. Promoting people who can actually do the job and are qualified. GOD is looking and YOU will have to answer.

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

    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.

  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Amazing mission and dedicated staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Danger to my person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros about this company worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Does not value its employees and has a terrible corporate culture. There is no training as most positions are left vacant before they hire the next person. Increases in pay did not even cover the cost of living increase. Senior management is very untrustworthy. Many employees who have worked here have left due to being over-worked, frustrated, and treated very poorly. The turn-over rate is high and retention is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having hidden agendas and be truthful about unsafe workplace practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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