Habitat for Humanity
3.9 of 5 135 reviews
www.habitat.org Americus, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 135 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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

Jonathan T. M. Reckford

(56 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Mission driven workplace perfect for those who wish to truly make a difference in their community

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

ProsFlexible schedule and an easy going atmosphere. You are surrounded by dedicated people who are willing to put forth the effort and support each other.

ConsNonprofit is a slow paced industry. The job can be very demanding and you must be able to multitask. Those who excel are typically underpaid for their efforts.

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

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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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AmeriCorps VISTA at Louisiana affiliate

AmeriCorps Member (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA (US)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIf you are self-directing, many opportunities to grow personally and professionally by developing new skills.

Conslittle training, poor communication between upper management and workers, little mentoring.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to create an inclusive environment for all, not just staff members. Invest more time and resources in training AmeriCorps VISTA members so we can better accomplish our objectives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nonprofit mission base company with limited resources in Sacramento try to serve families in need.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Walvis Bay (Namibia)

I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMission of serving families in need, good intentions most of the time, community improvement focus, LEED and Green Building practices which helps the environment we all must live and thrive in!

ConsFunding, operations, always budget concerns, no retirement program, no bonus, no financial means of keeping or sustaining valued employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement need in operations, stay on mission, fund raising , must provided better benefits package and wage to keep competitive and not loose professional and valued employees !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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