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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
166 Reviews

4.1
166 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
Jonathan T. M. Reckford
66 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This was an excellent & valuable volunteer experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    This is character-building experience that is invaluable.

    Cons

    I have no cons for the time I spent volunteering with this organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete lack of focus on the mission, ego driven, upper management fighting all the time, very high turnover

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator
    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator

    Pros

    Volunteers are very giving of their time, want to help the organization

    Cons

    Paranoid management, directors always fighting with each other, Executive Director does nothing about the issues in the organization, my first week there 4 people quit, mission is never talked about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on why we are there-to build houses for low-income houses, not build up your egos. I worry for the future for this local chapter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Salem, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR (US)

    Pros

    you're learning new skills while helping people to get a home

    Cons

    The building wasn't weatherized so too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awkward Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    Pros

    This company has a great mission and is an effective proponent of affordable and quality housing. That being said, note that while they are somewhat in the "construction" sector they are by no means a company that takes on builders, engineers, architects, planners, etc. They hire independent consultants for all of that.

    Cons

    If you aren't in business or management, this isn't the place for you. Having knowledge of the construction industry helps but it makes you more knowledgeable than you need to be, and in the wrong areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Allows a great opportunity to grow or if retired bring in some extra income while helping grow an organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    provides good benefits, a diverse work group, community interaction is high, ability to move up (which could be slow), locations around the US and world.

    Cons

    Low wages, at times it is hard to get full time, mission is to help families in need but they fail to help their employees in need. I think they could build smaller and more affordable homes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of those that work within the organization and affiliates. You should even count those as families served.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding, lifechanging, and invaluable learning experiences

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Microfinance Intern  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Microfinance Intern in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed feelings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In general Habitat for Humanity International employees good people who care about the mission and are focused on engaging on the right partners.

    Cons

    Senior Management is an issue. They are more concerned about their own individual agendas and how they feel they can achieve the mission rather than uniting so that they accomplish this as a team.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The community involvement. The spirit of the employees.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communication with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There should have been a better strategy for field activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Habitat for Humanity

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Trenton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Trenton, NJ (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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