Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 19 January, 2015
Updated 19 January, 2015
211 Reviews
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211 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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  1.  

    Valuable work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care in North York, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Care in North York, ON

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Range of experiences gained with varying tasks. Meet people with charitable, ethical, conscientious attitudes like myself. hard-working co-workers!! Positive experience.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think enough people know about all of the wonderful things about Habitat for Humanity. The projects happening..... The fact that we have furniture, accessories, lamps, art,...in addition to building materials and supplies...That you can donate, get a tax receipt, and we pick up, and for free!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Social Media Manager
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Feel good place to work,lots of freedom

    Cons

    Non profit companies do not offer the best compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extremely organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Passion for work is truly here

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    Current Employee - Development Director in Oak Harbor, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Development Director in Oak Harbor, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Changing environment everyday
    Great Coworkers
    Good Benefits
    Great people

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes!
    Over stretched
    Always busy
    Can be overwhelming
    Not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    One of the best jobs I've ever had.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Assistant/Warehouse Supervisor  in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Truck Assistant/Warehouse Supervisor  in Albuquerque, NM (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at the Restore. It was so satisfying to know that all the profits went towards building a house for people who probably could not afford to buy and own a their home.

    Cons

    Once a price was put on an item, some people still wanted to "wheel and deal" for a cheaper price (normally all the items were well below retail, even as low as 50%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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