Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
196 Reviews
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196 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)

  • Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Being a part of something great!

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    People were great, and the company makes a real difference within the community.

    Cons

    No full-time position available. Internship work can be really slow most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Great volunteer experiences. Love what the company does and how they are run.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Teamwork. Learn new skills all while helping someone else.

    Cons

    They don't always have a project.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good organization, bad job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Merchandiser in Casselberry, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Merchandiser in Casselberry, FL (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    The pay is good and the organization's mission is admirable

    Cons

    The policies in the ReStores are awful. Customers have 24 hours to pick up purchased items and if they don't the customer loses their money and the item is resold. There are no returns or exchanges, even if an item is broken or damaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on job performance, not who you get along with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good charity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Williamsburg, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Williamsburg, VA (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    A chance to work with some real fine people - the finest in town. The rewards are out of this world (sorry about the plug)

    Cons

    It is hard work but good physical exercise. There is also dynamite job security -- there are a lot of working poor who need housing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of working teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low salaries, no career path

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

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven, truly dedidicated to working with people in need.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancement, lack of diversity among senior leadership, seeming lack of long-term vision, several managers have poor managerial skills, change and innovation are either slow to come by or non-existent, compensation is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more energy on cultivating the skills and talents of existing employees and on updating outdated systems and practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people to work for and with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Warehouse Assistant in Wilmington, NC (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work /and life balance, they are a christian organization with true values.

    Cons

    They do not offer high salaries, they're benefits are decent. Unfornately , it is slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more experiences and positions for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Executive Decisions

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Serving to improve local communities and provide low income housing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11.  

    Questionable

    • 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

    Helping families who are grateful

    Cons

    People pretending to be so spiritual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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