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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 23 February 2017
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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  • That is the trade off working for a non-profit charity (in 36 reviews)

  • You would expect better benefits at a nonprofit to compensate for the low pay (in 17 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. "staff member"

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    Former Employee - Staffing in Vienna, WV (US)
    Former Employee - Staffing in Vienna, WV (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a very rewarding and feel good job

    Cons

    At times the labor can be intensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up their good work and keep building


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  5. "Direct of Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Partner families, mission, learning environment (if small affiliate)

    Cons

    Lack of clear workflows at times bw departments (in small affiliates), young workforce and lots of volunteers can sometimes createinconsistencies in organization's operations if processes or standards not spelled out clearly

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and orienting new volunteers and staff, so not constantly putting out fires or spinning wheels and can actually make progress on mission.


  6. "So many great things but management needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They do so much great work to help build affordable homes for the communities and the fanilies they serve. What Habitat is doing is remarkable. Giving people hope, a better future, affordable homeownership and stability.

    Cons

    For the Habitat Franchises: The management needs work and they need work in communicating down from management to employees lower down on the chain. Also needs help in creating a envious for open communication to flow up and down the hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Create open communication and actually communicate!


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's great to work in a place that helps homeowners improve their homes cheaply, and make money to build Habitat for Humanity Houses. My coworkers are fun people who make the time pass quickly, it seems like everyone there -wants- to be there, which is rare in a workplace.

    Cons

    Low wages, but it's a nonprofit.


  8. "Helping families have homes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Purpose-driven work, being a part of a strong, global NGO, benefits, mission opportunities, CEO is very personable and knows the staff

    Cons

    unstructured, bureaucracy, Good Ol' Boy system in hiring

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded, allow the talent you hire as experts to help move the organization forward and not stay stagnant and set and their ways


  9. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Good management, hard work, but rewarding.

    Cons

    Many volunteers can make for a dangerous work environment. People operating machinery they aren't qualified for.


  10. "Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    Loved getting to see the families who received houses helping us around the store. Very rewarding job if you are able to stay on management's good side.

    Cons

    Revolving door. This company could benefit from having loyalty to employees. Expensive and poor benefit options. Poor change in recent operations management. Obvious favoritism.Very unprofessional atmosphere at times.


  11. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Hardwork, can be catty at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up



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