Retail Associate (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – November 26, 2016
They have dozens of military volunteers that come in and help out twice a week. They were really a big help. They accept donations from all over and refurbish the items and sell them to customers. The money that is raised off of the donations goes into a fund to build a nice home for a low income family.
free lunch, free snacks, free water, 70% off discount and hold tags for items.
Corporate Partnership Support Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 19, 2016
The organization is making a huge impact on affordable housing and shelter around the world. Its employees are dedicated to its mission and principles. However, the familial culture is not necessary conducive to professional development.
Laid back culture, compensation is competitive for NGO headquarters
Great organization doing great things for communities around the world. The company is great to work for - they provide great benefits and going to work is fun, I can even bring my dog on occasion. The only downside is that the pay is not the best and due to executive positions being paid by grant job security and advancement is limited.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 22, 2016
The company could be an excellent company to work for except for no rules and regulations are followed and there is a "double standard" within this organization for those in higher positions. Management needs more training on how to treat employees and how to integrate the company into being cultural friendly.
Benefits and the mission
not diverse or culturally sound, decisions are biased more so than factual and not by company bylaws and regulations.
Productive group with a good cause that works towards goals
Vice president (Former Employee) – Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA – June 8, 2016
When I joined Habitat for Humanity I did not know exactly what I was doing. However, I learned skills such as working as part of a team and a larger cause that would benefit communities rather than individuals. I learned how to be assertive, and how to problem solve. It was quite social, and the people were genuine and kind. There were big projects such as building houses, but also small projects such as building community gardens, landscaping, and fundraisers. Working on job sites was the best part of the job because of the visible progression of things and because of the group effort. Surprisingly, the only hard parts of the job were organizing groups of volunteers for the site jobs and sometimes the physical labor. Otherwise, Habitat for Humanity was an enjoyable job.
Helping communities, Good people, Learn new skills (construction, finance)
There are a million and one great things about working here, but if you're not looking to advance your career and instead are okay with staying in your position for more than 5-10 years then here is a place to be!
They stick to 40 hours
No advancement, room for growth, compensation and benefits.
Sales (Former Employee) – Lakewood, WA – October 8, 2016
I come into work make coffee. I start off with cleaning the furniture and the straitening it up so it looks professional. I help customers find item they are looking for or help them at the cashier counter. I then race to the back if there is a delivery at the door. I help to unload then clean the donation.
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – Batesville, AR – July 27, 2016
At this job I work with the public- receiving and processing donations, recruiting and managing volunteers and occasionally run events to raise the profile of the organization within the community at large
Flexible hours, willing to work around class schedule, allows me to take initiative
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – July 6, 2016
My actual great part of my day was my customers,co workers made my day also mostly the slow parts of day killed me bathroom always out of order so difficult to ask to go, management always promising raise but budget always an excuse
Warehouse Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Lansing, MI – December 5, 2016
They hired me to be their stock and receiving guy, but on my first day they made me a furniture mover (picking up large item donations on their truck). They still got after me for not keeping up with the job I hired applied for, even though I never got to do it. Then one day I show up for work and they already had termination papers wrote up. No warning or chance to improve, just one day fired.
Paid Development Intern for fundraising department (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – January 31, 2017
A great intro to nonprofit. I found to love this world and stayed for years. It makes you feel so accomplished to be a part of it. I learned there so many valuable things that I have been able to put to use at my current position.
come into contact with a full spectrum of amazing individuals
Organizing and cleaning and keeping things in order was a typical day. I've learned that being honest is good policy with not interfering with productivity and keeping your eyes open and mouth closed is beneficial to all workers. Director of Humanity is a Honest and open minded with good intentions in a godly way. Hardest part of my job was not being in charge. The most enjoyable part of the job was going through all the donations and dealing with customers on a daily basis.
always food to eat clean water and occasional lunches was supplied by director
Dealing with people who thought that donations should be free to them, when rasing money was to help individuals with needs.
Porter (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – January 20, 2016
7.25 to 7.61 is not enough to unload trucks moving door sinks windows matress etc they have you workin like you get paid the world i quit because i was being belittled by management by complaing and laughing at me in my face about raises or a differnt postion i would never get workin there eveyday its the same slave routine with attitude from lazy store mangers that dont do anything while you assit customers with heavy items out the store and intake in the back i work for 2 yrs almost 3 but i reached my breaking point in 2015 n walked out
Intern (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – December 4, 2016
Really enjoyed my time at habitat for humanity as it has been a lot of time put in to organize the store and when some one asks you "this is what I need" and you know where to find it feels great. Could of had better gloves. Ha. Liked the crew and the management. If paid more I'd go back=).
Barked at for beeing underdog. Tough to deal with. I look for positive critiques.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (Former Employee) – Terre Haute, IN – January 5, 2017
My days wouldn't go by without somebody saying thank you or being nice. Id have maybe one person come in upset or not having a good day but by the time they left that store they couldn't be happier. I learned that if you treat people with respect you will get that same respect back. My co-workers were so nice i had not one porblem with anybody. I don't really think i had a bad day everyday was a good day. The most enjoyable part of that job was being everybodys friend and making new ones everyday
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Goose Creek, SC – July 31, 2016
A day as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity is a great day, from start to finish. Starting our day we would pray as a group in the store, and as the day progressed you are approached by many wonderful people, helping them with whatever they may need. The managers and workers at Habitat are superb, everyone in the store was treated as family and the volunteers all have strong loving bonds with each other. Every Saturday Management would buy all of the volunteers lunch, and I found that sitting around the break table with everyone talking about our experiences of the day was one of the best parts of the job, the hardest part was probably leaving.
Free lunches & friendly people.
Hard labor for some volunteers, and Hot summer days.