Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 159 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford

Jonathan T. M. Reckford

(65 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • The work is very rewarding because you are helping people in need (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 11 reviews)

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

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    Rewarding, lifechanging, and invaluable learning experiences

    Microfinance Intern (Former Employee) Jakarta (Indonesia)

    ProsHuman impact, immense learning-on-the-job opportunities, supportive network

    ConsEarly morning travel, work culture a little too involved and pervasive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExposure to all level of marketing in a non-profit environment

    ConsThere should have been a better strategy for field activities

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the same

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Habitat for Humanity

    Volunteer (Former Employee) Trenton, NJ (US)

    ProsGreat company, excellent friendly co-workers. Volunteers are very caring, and provide an excellent work community.

    ConsRequires patience, leadership, and a general positive attitude. A unique work environment that may take some getting used to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic volunteer opportunity

    Volunteer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsProvide a hand up to hard working people. Great community building. Learn new skills and meet new people, with diverse backgrounds.

    ConsAt times the work can be quite strenuous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to use Americorp to shore up your crew management.

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    Good but still low salary

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosthis organization has very good vision to help poor people in the world.

    ConsBut someone needs appropriate salary, I don't really recommend this organization. you should just find proft organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should find good staff who can work very well without high salary. And they need to fire someone just get low salary and perform bad work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Wonderful experience! Thanks to an incredible team and supervisor, I have grown tremendously.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople, work-life balance, mission, benefits

    ConsI don't have much to say in this area, other than the compensation is rather low given the job responsibilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease compensation so that talented employees can stay there longer!

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    Working here is rewarding. It is more than "just a job"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe community involvement. The spirit of the employees.

    ConsNo job growth unless with you are with a very large affiliated or working at Corporate. Pay not very much for the hours you need to put in. You have to wear multiple "hats".

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication with the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a great experience working at Habitat for Humanity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-staff is committed to the mission
    -great higher management

    Cons-low pay
    -limited resources
    -not a lot of room for growth

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    My experience was great. Great experience working with a non profit organization.

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Orangeburg, SC (US)

    ProsGreat work environment, a great deal of diversity. The schedule was flexible and as a intern I was exposed to many situations that have helped me grow.

    ConsThere isn't a stable workforce so that sometimes leaves the work to a few people. This makes projects sometimes exceed time restrictions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience and there are alot of positions available at the ReStore.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Chatsworth, CA (US)

    ProsClean, Organized, Nice, Good Vibe, Great coworkers and management, Willing to work with schedules, You have a good chance at advancing.

    ConsAs with any retail store, you have to deal with all sorts of customers. Some may be angry at you for something you have no control over, such as pricing or sales.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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