Habitat for Humanity
3.9 of 5 134 reviews
www.habitat.org Americus, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.9 134 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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

Jonathan T. M. Reckford

(56 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
134 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work is very rewarding because you are helping people in need"
    in 9 reviews
  • "The people, the mission, the ability to make a difference"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it"
    in 10 reviews
  • "poor pay, long hours, lack of resources, poor management (at the Board level)"
    in 6 reviews
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amazing!

Architecture Intern (Former Employee)
Gainesville, FL (US)

I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

Prosawesome place to work and learn

Consthis place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it

Advice to Senior Managementgreat plpace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An excellent place to work

Warehouse (Current Employee)
Chico, CA (US)

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

ProsYou can pick your own project to work on and you are left alone to complete it.

Conssince I volunteer for them I don't make any money from them but I have heard the pay is not that good.

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Easy going and Fun

Intern (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you want to learn about every aspect of building a house working for habitat is great. I've learned how to properly paint, put siding up and much more.

ConsSome times transportation and weather can be an issue as well as cancellation of volunteers. Other then that its great.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing !

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

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Great company, exciting, and for a good cause.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

Pros- Complicated. It is a challenging job, and there is always work that needs to be done.
- Great work environment.
- Amazing location. It's one block away from the North End.
- Flexible

Cons- Lower pay than equivalent jobs in the private sector.
- Small office means everyone works more.

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Hard but Rewarding Work

Staff (Current Employee)
Iowa City, IA (US)

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

ProsI work in the Restore and I love helping customers and talking to donors and getting to know the people in the community. Its really great hearing about the store's role in people's lives.

ConsIts very physical work and can be very exhausting. The store is understaffed and it can get hectic and backed up very quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more full-time staff.

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

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Feel good work, poorly run business model

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

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

ProsYou're doing work that helps responsible lower income people.

ConsThe company is kind of stuck in the dark ages, in many ways. They don't have modern HR processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more entrepreneurial and stop riding on the coat tails of the global organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience

Volunteer Development VISTA (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as an intern for less than a year

ProsCommunity service.
Learn trade skills.
Make friends with people dedicated to community service and have good time doing some good work

ConsI didn't see any problems with the organization. It is very well organized.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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A life-changing time

Volunteer (Current Employee)
Everett, WA (US)

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

ProsI think the best reason to work there is the feeling of accomplishment that you receive as you build homes to help people in need. Definitely would do again if I had the chance.

ConsI can't say there was anything really bad about it. Sometimes things were a little dis organized, but overall it was a great experience working and volunteering there.

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

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It is a great concept and is truly helping people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

ProsHelping others is always a good feeling.

ConsPay can be too low especially after you have been there awhile.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to compensate the staff effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience.

Volunteer - Accountant Assistant (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe employees at Habitat for Humanity in Gardena, CA are helpful in teaching me skills in accounting. This Habitat for Humanity location is not far from my home.

ConsThere are no parking lot for employees next Habitat for Humanity but there is a parking lot on the other side of the 110 freeway on 182 street. There are no food locations in walking distance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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