Housing works is a good company. But lack direction do to mangers not knowing what to do
Sales Cashier (Former Employee) – 202 east 77th – August 6, 2018
I enjoyed working for housing works for the most part the experience taught me alot. Especially about people and my self i dont not reccomend the company to a friend the work environment is to stressfull
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 1, 2018
Working at Housing Works was nice. I learned a lot about the cause. The staff was kind and helpful. My time working there was short term because it was an school internship but I enjoyed my time there. The store environment and energy was good.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 29, 2018
Housing Works is a wonderful organization. I worked for them for nearly 3 years and loved every minute of my work week. They have schedule flexibility as well as full benefits. The only downside to working here is you will be moved to other locations where you may be needed, however, they usually ask you before hand if you are interested in doing that. Management within the company is very good but tends to change frequently. Be prepared to advocate for the company and their cause.
Housing Works thrift stores have a great atmosphere. I really enjoy my time there
Sales Associate-Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 28, 2018
Housing Works thrift stores have a great atmosphere. I really enjoy my time there . The management and customers are friendly and the work pace is great because we get donations and there is always something new to do and learn every day.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – June 14, 2018
waiting rooms are unsafe and hostile with constant raucous breaking out and no security. high levels of managerial dysfunction and lack of support for staffs. fast pace, demanding environment with constant increase in demand for more productivity. people are rude and abrasive. not a good environment to work in.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 4, 2018
the organization as a whole is great, it services a populis that lacks services. the nature of the work greatly depends on which of the 4 current medical offices that you are assigned to work in. or the stores that they run or the administrative offices as well
Care Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 23, 2017
The Care Management Program at Housing Works was one of the worst, stressful employment experiences I have ever had. The office space was very over crowded, you would be shifted to different desks or wouldn’t have a space to work consistently due to lack of space for care manager and navigators they hired. People would be very territorial about their desk space and it would become very uncomfortable. There was constant turn over (and they are constantly putting out job listings for their case management program, which obviously says something.) They should focus on keeping the staff they have instead trying to get new due to turnover.
The case load was unmanageable at times and you were constantly pressured to search for people in the community that didn’t want to be found. You were told you have the flexibility which is a way to peak your interest to apply for the position, however, once you get the position and request to work from home, it becomes a problem.
There was also one incident when there was a severe snow storm and public transportation was shut down. I was required to come into the office from another borough while my supervisor was allowed to stay home. All she said was “use your PTO”, however, being on probation you don’t have access to PTO, especially when it’s placed into the same allotment as your holiday and sick hours.
I also had to make a report to OMIG (office of the Medicaid Inspector General) due to billing concerns I had. I am so glad I am out of there.
I will however give it 2 stars because I enjoyed SOME of the people I worked with.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 25, 2017
the environment was nice but they did not give a lot of work to me as a volunteer. The staff helped me figure out how to sell the furniture and when then price tag should be changed. There weren't any hard parts of the job because everything was self explanatory.
Medical Assistant, Medical Dept. (Internship) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2017
excellent place to grow and learn from. Patients were very colorful and entertaining which helped pass the day along faster. This was an extended internship so i did not get the privilege in working with the staff on that level. However, this work environment had its crazy stressful moments but nothing to extreme.