Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
183 Reviews
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183 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for a worthy cause, helping people to build homes (in 11 reviews)

  • You're able to really make a difference in the lives of people in need (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • this place is non-profit so there's really not much wrong with it (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work required (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    One of the Best Non-Profits and better now with the Merger

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    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director of Build Site Experience in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with an outstanding group of people. I was humbled by their commitment to the cause and willingness to go the extra mile. The construction team was nothing short of great, and faced changes, hardships and challenges with grace and dignity

    Cons

    The merger of 3 "Habitats" was stressful but worked out in the end. It is not as crisp functioning as some corporations but was efficient and cooperative. Everyone wears a lot of hats, and if that is a problem for you, it will be challenging to work here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    an alright work environment, if you know the right people

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    Current Employee - Online Sales and Social Media in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Online Sales and Social Media in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice offices, friendly environment (if you know the right people)
    decent pay
    company lunches
    good morale working for non profit
    benefits

    Cons

    old boys club mentality, new employees not given much chance for advancement
    miss communications between departments
    using personal vehicle without gas allowance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with staff, set goals and stick with them.

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

    Great culture, beautiful building

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great communication between employees and managers. Had the opportunity to learn a lot and work with all levels of the organization. Building is beautiful.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be a bit held back with the amount of information they provide to interns/entry level positions. I understand this because it can be a security issue but at times when I needed information it can be a bit bothersome.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Designer

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    Former Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a lot of project flexibility to work on what I wanted, which felt almost at odds with managers, who were picky about what they liked and did not, but were very hands off. There is a sense of doing good though that permeates through company culture, though, which I found to be very satisfying.

    Cons

    Management is a social club for old people. Managers are prone to having long, drawn out meetings and not talking about exactly what we were working on. Very unproductive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more goal oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A feel good organization that gives back to the community.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful concept nod lots of valuable support.

    Cons

    Low pay with unrealistic work load.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Habitat for Humanity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity as an intern

    Pros

    Good organization to volunteer for.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this organization.

  8.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Fun good fricken place to work

    Cons

    No need to go there fun pplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good place to work

    Former Employee - Consultant in Lawrence, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Lawrence, KS (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was working with the Habitat ReStore through a school sponsored program. The staff of the Lawrence ReStore was always very helpful. Although I did not officially work for the ReStore it appeared to be a good place to work or volunteer.

    Cons

    This being a non-profit organization, many of the job opportunities are either low paying full time positions, part time positions, or on a volunteer basis only.

  10.  

    Volunteer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    great people, making connections. learning new skills, exploring new communities, working with people towards a greater good

    Cons

    challenging in a non-profit environment, volunteer staffing continually challenges organization and productivity (don't be shocked to come around on a second day to redo what was done incorrectly the day before :D

  11.  

    Regional Coordinator in Latin America office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Mission focus. Committed staff. Great place to learn and contribute. Interesting place to influence national office programs.

    Cons

    Decision-making process is slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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