Goodwill Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Goodwill President and CEO Jim Gibbons
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Pros
  • Recovering value from donated goods a the same time helping people in need (in 28 reviews)

  • very satisfy the work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is the real problem though (in 41 reviews)

  • Your people do insane amounts of work under a lot pressure for minimum wage while the CEO makes over (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Best ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Goodwill is really Great job

    Cons

    There are no come a good job to work for


  2. cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment, great team leaders

    Cons

    low pay, nothing else really


  3. Goodwill

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new and great people

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the jobs we really do


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Help people do what they want to do, gets jobs and helps the community become more independant

    Cons

    Salary too low, have to work as a production associate with manager duties, feel like you are spread too thin most days of the week


  6. Good job, but different

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool donations to sort through.

    Cons

    Hard, sweaty work at times.


  7. Good Company with Great Mission

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    Former Employee - Training Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission to help those that are disadvantaged gain employment. Dedicated workers that make you proud to work with them. You will learn a lot due their commitment to employee growth and development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of negatives. This company will sometimes run lean and require those in certain positions to work harder but overall good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the mission.


  8. Good stepping stone job

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful environment with acknowledging managent

    Cons

    Stepping stone job with advancement that's not really worth the time.

    Advice to Management

    Slow and not worth the 30 cent raise


  9. Goodwill utility / donation door

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    Current Employee - Donation Attendant
    Current Employee - Donation Attendant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The self confidence and physical work out you get from it

    Cons

    Looked at as lower on the chain Sorting through unsanitary donations Min wage sucks

    Advice to Management

    Raise salry for disabled workers


  10. Production/Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Production in Waupaca, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier/Production in Waupaca, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have great benefits, paid time off, and so on. Lots of breaks, our

    Cons

    The pay for regular team members is horrible. They really need to up it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage.


  11. Not bad, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buda, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buda, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, it is goodwill so all the money goes back into the employees and the community. you can earn a bonus every month if your store makes more than what was planned to make.

    Cons

    retail. so it of course is not fun. a lot of the people who shop there are cheap skates so they like to change prices and argue about it. no one seems to understand why we price stuff the way we do...to help the community!!!



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