Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
229 Reviews
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229 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.  

    Great organization! Doesn't feel like work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Best co-workers ever! Great management. Healthy work-life balance encourage. Birthday counts as a paid holiday :)
    10 days off for Christmas.... And the work you do is meaningful and involved!

    Cons

    Commit to working hard and potentially extra hours during important events. But really nothing else- As long as you believe in the mission it's a great atmosphere to do it in!

  2.  

    Positive and unforgettable internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Friendly, highly motivated management. A great non-profit who believes in what they are doing and has been changing communities for the better. Love to teach you the ins and outs of the company and encourage you to work hard and be as involved as possible.

    Cons

    Not enough hours scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be positive about your work, it has the greatest impact on interns and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great people great working environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    Colleges are really nice! People work hard and play hard. Always happy events for holidays.

    Cons

    Better management between departments. Make the standard of same work among departments the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent owner operated company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Health Physicist in West Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Health Physicist in West Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent mentor. Very knowledgeable about the entire industry. Ethically driven in all areas of professional output. Very fair compensation.

    Cons

    Very long hours, strenuous work. Work-life balance weights greatly toward work. Lack of some benefits due to small work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    volunteered

    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in New Rochelle, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in New Rochelle, NY (US)

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    helping others that are in need of housing

    Cons

    none thus far - great organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great People, Great Mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    I very much enjoy the work environment. Daily I am awed by the dedication of volunteers, fellow staff, Partner families, and the community.

    Cons

    It's cold building houses in Wisconsin winters! Also, working in a growing affiliate can be challenging as there is a lot of procedure and policy to set in place for successful growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm all in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very Enjoyable, helping serve the community was very rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    -Great Staff
    -Doing positive things in the community

    Cons

    -Lack of creativity
    -Lack of advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An organization with a great mission, and a lot of heart.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Habitat for Humanity

    Pros

    You can feel good about being a part of something that is giving a hand up, not a hand out. Depending on the affiliate worked for, they typically have a generous PTO and benefits package. As a humanitarian mission entity, the team cohesion is spiritually purpose driven.

    Cons

    Unless you are a Director, don't expect to command a salary comparable to a for profit company. But, what they lack in salary is fairly compensated for in benefits, IF you can afford the lower income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While Director's salaries are Board approved, there can be a great disparity between them and those they "direct". NFP entities could, in the name of their mission, be a bit more modest in their expenditures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restore Associate
    Former Employee - Restore Associate

    I worked at Habitat for Humanity part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Non profit work that goes to a good cause
    - Rewarding Experience at a non-profit
    - Customer Interaction with people in need

    Cons

    - Manual Labor and long working hours
    - Low hourly wage
    - Dealing with community service workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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