Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2014
Updated 16 September, 2014
175 Reviews
4.1
175 Reviews
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Habitat for Humanity CEO and Director Jonathan T. M. Reckford
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70 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.  

    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 for more than a 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 for more than a 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 for less than a 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 for more than a 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful concept nod lots of valuable support.

    Cons

    Low pay with unrealistic work load.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Doing good work for a good cause. My group was always well organized and provided with everything we needed.

    Cons

    Often time the goals set for the day are too lofty. Some special skills needed may not be present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate goals for the day better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Volunteer experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Great volunteer experience really enjoyed

    Cons

    Not many cons I can think of

  9.  

    it was a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Spokane, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    And workng with people and my Management we were a good team i like what was doing

    Cons

    i was happy working with my team we help each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my management was happy with my job so he didn't have to give any advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great mission statement... some truly take this to heart

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    Current Employee - RSA  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - RSA in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    job diversity get to think on your feet and come up with new solutions for ever changing inventory.

    Cons

    some rules are tossed out the door. hiring process lacks a lot. Unqualified people in positions they know nothing about. Pricing of merchandise has a double standard depending on if it is priced for an employee or a customer. Receiving area is a holding place for merchandise to be first picked over by employees before customers can have an option of purchasing. Some unusual items are priced do low that the full amount is not realized by HFH, sales could be so much better. some prices are very low depending on the likes or dislikes of the dock worker at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a mole in the stores and on the trucks to work along beside your workers. Make this a person with knowledge of the construction trades and sales/retail, you will be surprised to hear what customers have to say and also what your cherished employees are doing. You will hear more if the persons job is not on the line. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This was an excellent & valuable volunteer experience

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time for more than a year

    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

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