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

Habitat for Humanity Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Easy Interview

Volunteer Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity.

Interview Details Interviewed for a Volunteer Coordinator position. Went right to an in-person interview without conducting a phone interview. The staff seemed competent and friendly - low pressure. They ended up hiring internally so it seemed a bit like they were interviewing a few people to go through the motions. The job sounded like it was primarily paperwork/data entry focused due to their high volume of volunteers. I was more interested in the interaction aspect.

Interview Question – Asked the usual - How have you handled a difficult situation with a volunteer, What are you most/least excited about, what motivates you...no curveballs.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Resource Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity.

Interview Details Received an email from the ED requesting a phone interview which occurred the following week. Very friendly, knowledgable 35 minute phone interview followed by an in person with director of finance.

Reason for Declining – Money

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Accepted Offer

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AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

Anonymous Employee
New Orleans, LA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity in May 2013.

Interview Details Applied online and then phone interview with Volunteer Coordinator. Met with head of department and potential supervisors. It's non-profit culture seemed very relaxed but somewhat disorganized.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Web Content Editor Interview

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Interviewed at Habitat for Humanity

Interview Details The interview process took a while. I applied for the job online and then didn't hear back from anyone for a couple of months. After that, though, things moved pretty quickly. I interviewed with 5 people, I think -- the communications director, a few editors, and the web developers.

Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate, but they said my number wasn't in the budget. For a nonprofit organization, though, they paid a competitive salary.

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Accepted Offer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Lorain, OH (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity in October 2013.

Interview Details The interview process was through Mature Services. It was comprehensive as to my employment experience, my expectations for employment, and how I would be assisted in future employment opportunities with Mature Services and For Profit organizations.

Interview Question – There were none per se, but I did feel that I would like to stay with the Not For Profit organizational opportunities available. At my age I do not really want to be employed in other venues.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation process, it's pretty cut and dried considering the services they offer for mature workers. I did ask for part-time which they were able to accommodate.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Coordinator Interview

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Interviewed at Habitat for Humanity

Interview Details The interview was brief and in person.

Interview Question – The interviewer kept to standard interview questions regarding my competencies and job responsibilities. Nothing our of the ordinary was discussed.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Construction Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity.

Interview Details I had two interviews both with several interviewers asking questions. Members of the board of directors, executive director, and construction committee members were all there.

Interview Question – How would you conduct a days work with 30 volunteers, what would that day look like if your were framing/or painting/or interior work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate, thought for a non profit you would take what they offered. However, if I were to do it again I would negotiate and show them that your skill level will save them money.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Development Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Antonio, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity in January 2009.

Interview Details Position posted online, but not on organization website. Submitted resume and references which generated a response via telephone. A brief telephone interview was conducted, followed by reference checks. Face-to-face interview was held a few weeks later. Offer made within a couple of days and was contingent on clean background check.

Interview Question – I do not recall any questions as being odd, unexpected or difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was given a salary range and offered a beginning salary at the lowest. I di not negotiate.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Atlanta, GA (US)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity in August 2010.

Interview Details Initial phone screen with HR before brought into the office for interviews. Almost solid 8 hours of interviews (with a break at lunch time) with various staff (potential coworkers, hiring manager, manager's manager). I was an internal candidate so I knew everyone interviewing me, but was put through the same hiring process as external candidates.

Interview Question – How does your degree (BA in English) apply to this position?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Development Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Habitat for Humanity.

Interview Details Conducted completely over phone interviews due to distance. First interview asked questions about my experience and a few personal questions. A few emails asking for more of my portfolio. A second interview was conducted with more leadership members present.

Interview Question – Tell us a little about yourself   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase - stipend position

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