Non-Profit, geared toward community building for the betterment of society.
Intern (Former Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – November 6, 2013
There was never a typical day at work. It was always changing. Some days I did office work, other days I would help out members from the community to create a home for them. Some days I would help put on events, volunteer recruitment, or even talk to sponsors. I learned people skills, networking, managing, communication, and how to compromise. The managerial style was fantastic, no one was treated less that anyone else. If a job had to be done, it wouldn't be passed down for someone else to get their hands dirty, it was a team effort. The hardest part of the job was seeing people from the communities suffering, losing their home to a disaster or from financial stress. The best part of the job was helping those same people and giving them a hand up rather than a hand out.
Manager in Training (Former Employee) – Cadillac, MI – September 22, 2017
A typical day at habitat for humanity restore was straighten the shelves and reorganize the sales floor and then clean up the new/ used product that was donated to the restore and then place it out on the floor or shelves
Floor Associate (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 21, 2017
A typical day at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore involves receiving donations directly from people that come to our store or from our trucks that pick-up items from donors' homes. We assess, price, and display donated items in the store. We get a continuous flow of merchandise, and items are never exactly the same. We have to learn about the home goods, tools, kitchen and bathroom appliances, lighting, and flooring on our own. I have learned the value of the various items that have been donated to our store. I have learned how to produce quick solutions to problems. The behavior and tendencies of management is often inconsistent, but I understand that human beings are imperfect. The culture that I believe management wants to promote is familial and close-knit, and in many cases, that is the way we function. Most of us work very well together as a team, and try to encourage and support one another. The hardest part of the job is the inconsistency in the direction management leads, the physicality of the job itself - being active non-stop and working in a warehouse store, and being a woman at a job that involves heavy lifting and customers show sexism toward my capabilities. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that the proceeds of what we sell goes directly toward helping people in my community. Despite the frustrations, I know that Habitat for Humanity is ultimately providing great assistance to locals, and I am proud to be a part of that.
Flexible schedule, easy to request time off, considerate of emergencies that arise, easy going atmosphere, good company with a good mission
Warehouse that has no AC or Heat, physical strain, short breaks, no paid time off, no health benefits, low income
Warehouse Assistant / Retail Restore (Former Employee) – Erie, PA – September 19, 2017
As a warehouse assistant I help bring merchandise from warehouse to restore to be cleaned, priced and ready to be sold. And as a retail restore assistant (Saturday) I help assist customers (customer service) by helping sell different products also help customers load product into vehicles.
it was a fun job out going, smart employees, nice customers,very clean.....if i can work there again i will love to go back...Seeking stable and long term employment in a company where I can grow professionally and further enhance my skills, knowledge and experience. To achieve my goals for my future.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Albemarle, NC – September 18, 2017
I was a volunteer and I learned a lot it was a great experience. I was during the Christmas season get rid of a lot of face trees reasonably priced was nice.. the hardest part was I worked I the warehouse so it was hot and trying to mop that floor was not easy.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – September 18, 2017
Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity was a very eye-opening and fun, hands-on, experience. Working with my hands is a very fun thing for me to do, so being able to do that for a few days and help the community was a very touching experience.
Construction Supervisor (Current Employee) – Texas – September 17, 2017
A typical day includes examining milestones of the previous days, improving on process and formulating ways to move forward. I have learned a new trade in framing, and contracting. Management is hit and miss constantly. More work than one person can tackle in a day. Deadlines are the most difficult, when dealing with circumstances beyond our control. Completing a house to present to a family, so they may start a new chapter of their life.
Seeing families earn the chance to live in better conditions than prior states.
Ever changing management that feels they need to micromanage.
Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – September 14, 2017
It was a job to further my education. The people were caring and very hard working. It was a pleasure to be a part of that team. What was especially nice is that the people would go out of their way on a daily basis to assist those who are less fortunate.
Rewarding job with surprisingly good pay and benefits
STORE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Hickory, NC – September 13, 2017
Working for Habitat was extremely rewarding. You can make a difference in the community while having fun and making new friends with the volunteers. Working with volunteers can be a different and sometimes challenging roll. Overall I would recommend Habitat for anyone looking for a temporary job that they would enjoy and make decent money.