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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Pros
  • Amazing company to work for great people (in 35 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment with excellent people (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • As a non-profit expect lower end compensation (in 40 reviews)

  • Bad guidence and judgement from board of directors (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Fulfilling job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good management, perspectives of professional growth, international exposure.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, but not without issues typical of small-non-profits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Caring, mission driven people.
    Getting to work with families.

    Cons

    High turnover
    Little room to move up
    Office politics
    Low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Better organization and willingness to incorporate training for staff.


  3. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Williston, VT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great atmosphere well managed. Have worked here for 5 years no problems whatsoever. Best management I have ever had!

    Cons

    In my experience I have yet to see a single problem. I worked very well with all members of management and no one had a problem.


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  5. "It is an amazing place to volunteer for an amazing cause!"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees and volunteers are friendly and a great team, everybody is always ready to help, the assistant manager has a great heart and leadership.

    Cons

    No cons, it is always a pleasure to be helping there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "Construction Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Construction Assistant in Bryan, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Construction Assistant in Bryan, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Learn how to build a house
    - Network
    - Good team of guys

    Cons

    - Have to work on Saturdays
    - Work will be outside
    - Will deal with volunteers with no house experience

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Decent professionally, not a great culturally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work with very talented people and you can get a lot out of the job. Overall not a bad professional experience.

    Cons

    The work culture is pretty awful people are constantly stressed and not great at communicating in a straight forward way. I believe this has nothing to do with individual people I think it's just the hierarchal environment they created. They are not flexible with work-life balance and people are really stretched thin- some managers are better than others. Maybe get rid of the once a month birthday/anniversary celebration ordeal and actually pretend you actually care.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers more, try to foster an open environment where people feel like they can communicate. Maybe you'll see less turnover.


  8. "Application development III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked because of the Habitat mission, building decent houses, everyone has a decent place to live

    Cons

    Hit and miss on management


  9. "Personnel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Excellent customer service and high workforce morale

    Cons

    inappropriate language and not always the most dedicated to their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Please evaluate your employees.


  10. "Talented team and exciting mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked with some of the most talented, capable people in my career at Habitat. Habitat is great at being strengths focused with their employees and giving good opportunities to grow and develop staff.

    Habitat's mission is so worthy and incredibly challenge to implement in the Bay Area. It takes a dedicated, talented group of professionals to do this well. I am incredibly impressed by the developments Habitat has produced in the Bay area. This is some of the most challenging, worthy work I have ever done. I'm incredibly proud of the work I get to accomplish with Habitat's team. Habitat also has great benefits and cola/performance increases most years. This is huge and very different from other places I've worked.

    Cons

    Frankly the cons are all pretty aligned with the general non-profit plight. Staff turn over is tough. Competing for skilled talent and training staff is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Put together some standards for management of each department. Dependent on who your boss is in the C suite seems to make a big impact on what your experience looks like.


  11. "Once was a Worthy Cause"

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    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Richmond, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Richmond, IN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Based upon Biblical principles

    Cons

    Doesn't follow Biblical principles

    Advice to Management

    Survival over truth is wrong.


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