Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
212 Reviews
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212 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.  

    Eleven Years and Counting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Habitat lets you do your job without a lot of micro managing. Their expectations of you are realistic and you get the support you need to achieve your goals. Their benefit package is very good and includes a retirement plan, vacation and sick days.

    Cons

    Outside of cost of living increases each year which is great, raises are hard to come by no matter how well you do your job. Changes with your position can be discussed by the management without you knowing about it until a decision has been made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When considering a new project that may involve someone on staff, invite that person in so they can decide if they can do the job instead of them finding out later, it's just being courteous .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Social Media Manager
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Feel good place to work,lots of freedom

    Cons

    Non profit companies do not offer the best compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extremely organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Passion for work is truly here

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    Current Employee - Development Director in Oak Harbor, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Development Director in Oak Harbor, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Changing environment everyday
    Great Coworkers
    Good Benefits
    Great people

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes!
    Over stretched
    Always busy
    Can be overwhelming
    Not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    One of the best jobs I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - Truck Assistant/Warehouse Supervisor  in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Truck Assistant/Warehouse Supervisor  in Albuquerque, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked at the Restore. It was so satisfying to know that all the profits went towards building a house for people who probably could not afford to buy and own a their home.

    Cons

    Once a price was put on an item, some people still wanted to "wheel and deal" for a cheaper price (normally all the items were well below retail, even as low as 50%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Florence, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Florence, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    The job had a lot of flexibility and offers the opportunity to grow a business that benefits the community.

    Cons

    The company offered no health or dental insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider insurance benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    It was a fast paced and fun learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Hickory, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Hickory, NC (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Working with all the volunteers. As well as interacting with the customers who come to either browse or purchase. I definitely got my workout while working there. I also learned how to repair many electrical items, that were being donated.

    Cons

    I can't seem to find anything bad about working there. Yes, the weather got a bit hot and sticky at times but overall I had a delightful time working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had three different bosses. They were always polite to me. Though, they would push me to work harder and faster. It was tedious at times, but they were always there to help or give constructive criticism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Valuable work.

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    Current Employee - Customer Care in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Care in North York, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Range of experiences gained with varying tasks. Meet people with charitable, ethical, conscientious attitudes like myself. hard-working co-workers!! Positive experience.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think enough people know about all of the wonderful things about Habitat for Humanity. The projects happening..... The fact that we have furniture, accessories, lamps, art,...in addition to building materials and supplies...That you can donate, get a tax receipt, and we pick up, and for free!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience in a time of growth.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Habitat is a wonderful organization that takes care of its employees and offers room for growth. You feel good about working here as you're consistently connected back to the mission.

    Cons

    The organization is going through many changes and lot of growth, which produces friction in any environment, but there seemed to be several factions of staff at odds with one another.

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    Highs and lows

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    Former Employee - Stocking in Jacksonville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Stocking in Jacksonville, IL (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great staff members and tip money is always high and almost too much relaxation time. The hours are very easy to work around.

    Cons

    Pay isn't worth the amount of hard labor you go through, and management is pretty high maintenance if you can tolerate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a little bit it's a slow store with little customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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