Productive and a place to assist less fortunate people.
Volunteer (Former Employee), Rincon, GA – May 14, 2013
Pros: free lunch
A typical day at HFH is assisting in building a new home amongst other individuals whom you don't know, but everyone comes toghether to do the job, almost like a family. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you are meeting new people and also helping people in the community who are need of a home.
sales person (Current Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – May 13, 2013
Fun to find new items to sell. Sort of like digging for treasure. However, at times the customers tried to walk over you and demand something valuable at a very low cost. Tried to stand up for the company and hold fairly frim to prices, then got yelled at by management for not sticking to, "The customer is always right.", mentality. Customers would – more... call some of the staff stupid and other insulting names. Management would say one thing, then change their mind the next.
Plus it seems that the board of trustees didn't like people showing them up or not having their permission asked for expansion. One was fired b/c they didn't ask the boards approval. However, after they replaced that position they went ahead with the expansion. – less
Heart warming fullfilling work with deserving families
Executive Director (Current Employee), Houston, TX – May 10, 2013
Pros: seeing actual results of work; production of family homes and housing subdivisions
Cons: benefits on non-profit scale
Exciting job with great families and hardworking staff. Each day is filled with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of families. The job provided opportunities to raise money and see EXACTLY where every dime went!! The staff is committed to the mission and willing to work overtime to make sure that all projects are complete. Houston Habitat – more... is one of 1400 diligent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Consequently, the brand is great. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Longview TX – May 8, 2013
Pros: emotionally rewarding
Cons: stay on feet constantly, hot store
Working at Habitat for Humanity Restore was an honor. I loved helping people in need find items for their home that they could not afford elsewhere. I took phone calls, messages, and donations from the communty. I learned that hard work pays off whether it be by a paycheck or by the satisfaction that I had impacted someones life. My management was awesome – more... and laid back. My cowokers were fun, outgoing and just as hardworking as myself. The hardest part of my job was not being able to find the items needed for some people that come into the store with awful stories of their homes buring down. The most enjoyable part of my job was the exact opposite; being able to help those that needed it. – less
Volunteer, Construction site prep (Former Employee), Seaford, DE – May 6, 2013
It was a day of hard work that learned how to really get things done through adversity and how to manage construction. My co-workers where nice and hard-working. Hardest part was carrying at heavy barrel of rocks across the land. Most enjoyable part was every time i got a chance to get water because of the heat.
Hard work in and out of the warehouse but enjoyable
Volunteer (Former Employee), Macon, GA – May 2, 2013
Pros: free lunches, friendly coworkers and supervisors
Cons: hot in the summer
I worked form 10:00 a.m until it closed around 3:00 p.m. My supervisor was named very hard-working and I really enjoyed working with him. We had frequent talks about music and movies. The hardest part of the job was going out and collecting the actual items but the most enjoyable thing was enjoying each of my coworkers and supervisors. They even took – more... me out to eat. – less
An efficient job to work , charity jobs are always good.
Charity (Current Employee), Muncie, IN – April 29, 2013
Pros: helping people and work experience.
An all around good job to work at. Nothing much to really say other than great people to work with and a great time working together with people. It is charity work so it is always a good thing to do and feel about.
Manager, Communications and Volunteer Services (Current Employee), Sacramento, CA – April 27, 2013
Working for Habitat has been the most incredible experience. Working for a large-scale nonprofit like Habitat has allowed me vast experience and exposure that I would never have received working for a for-profit right out of college. In the two and half years I have spent with Habitat, I have been able to be involved in every niche of the organization – more... and have truly grown as both an individual and a professional. Every day is different and the intrinsic rewards are invaluable. That said, I am looking forward to advancing my career into the for profit sector and am open to new opportunities and adventures. – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), East St. Tammany – April 23, 2013
I was able to work on several houses both in my community in WIsconsin and Over in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. I learned so many things working at the job sites. I learned to do j-channeling, roofing, and even how to hammer a nail correctly. The jobs involved a lot of concentration and physical labor. I loved, however, seeing the finished project, – more... and meeting some of the families that we were able to help. – less
ReStore Director (Former Employee), New Braunfels, TX – April 22, 2013
A work day always started with direction of staff and volunteers. After everyone has been briefed of specific tasks, sales call would begin. After that, I would check on the progress of my employee's and then call my vendor group. Customer service and dealing with basic issues was a typical day.