Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 19 December, 2014
Updated 19 December, 2014
196 Reviews
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196 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)

  • Board of Directors can be challenging if the organization does not have a clear vision for the future (in 5 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 (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.  

    Danger to my person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros about this company worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Does not value its employees and has a terrible corporate culture. There is no training as most positions are left vacant before they hire the next person. Increases in pay did not even cover the cost of living increase. Senior management is very untrustworthy. Many employees who have worked here have left due to being over-worked, frustrated, and treated very poorly. The turn-over rate is high and retention is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having hidden agendas and be truthful about unsafe workplace practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great culture, beautiful building

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Awesome Volunteer experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule but timelines definitely need to be met. Working with the project manager Matt. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many people working at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity to help others, work with a variety of groups and diverse individuals.

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    Former Employee - Office Manager/Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work independently. Great volunteers to work alongside and diversity in the job tasks and those you work alongside. People who work here, genuinely want to be here and help others. Good work environment overall.

    Cons

    Not always as much direction or oversight, since so many are volunteers. Board and volunteer constantly changing with causes struggle with continuity. Working with homeowners and clientele that can be less than responsible or dependable at times, making certain aspects of the job a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a long term Executive Director and office support staff. Provide sufficient pay to have a quality Construction Manager, and do all you can to maintain them for the long haul.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Being a part of something great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    People were great, and the company makes a real difference within the community.

    Cons

    No full-time position available. Internship work can be really slow most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    Great volunteer experiences. Love what the company does and how they are run.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Teamwork. Learn new skills all while helping someone else.

    Cons

    They don't always have a project.

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