Goodwill Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Rewarding Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employment Consultant in Stuart, FL
    Current Employee - Employment Consultant in Stuart, FL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people doing great work.

    Cons

    Need more area employers that are genuinely willing to consider and hire persons with disabilities.

  2. Great company to work for supporting a great and growing mission.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and work-life balance
    Opportunities to advance
    Supporting a great mission helping others in the community knowing your role impacts others lives

    Cons

    There are a lot of stereotypes of working in resale and thrift retail, which is our economic engine for mission funding, which can make it hard to attract top talent.

  3. Cashier/ Floor Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Stockbridge, GA

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always interacting with customers.
    Always have something to do, can never be bored.
    Can always learn something new

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage but its better than no job

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  5. Store Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, fun job, nice management. lots of neat stuff to look at everyday, mostly pleasant customers, good chances for advancement.

    Cons

    none, i really enjoyed working there. the pay isnt the best but its a great place to get started and you can work yourself up but you might have to change locations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  6. Goodwill...a solid career investment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing, and friendly. The commitment to help the less fortunate with basic needs with clothes and household items.

    Cons

    none...there is nothing bad I can say about Goodwill.

    Advice to Management

    there is nothing I can say I would want changed with Goodwill and all they provide.

  7. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hours location management cleanliness professional

    Cons

    There were days when I felt over worked

  8. volunteer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

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

    Pros

    Looking for an hourly job full time hopefully, part-time ok also

    Cons

    really no complaints people are all friendly

    Advice to Management

    I volunteer at the Hudson Goodwill steadily and enjoy the work

  9. Helpful (1)

    I've been working as a cashier for Goodwill for about 10 months now, and it's the best part time job I've ever had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goodwill has a great mission statement.
    Management has very attainable expectations and is very reasonable.
    Management is encouraging.
    They are more than willing to work around your schedule if there are conflicts.

    Cons

    Sometimes management fails to fix persistent problems within the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to tell an employee that they need to correct a problem instead of allowing that problem to continue and therefore affect the productivity of other employees.

  10. Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning involved and great people

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer this great place to work.

  11. Great place if you want a career in retail.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Staff in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Staff in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked here for several years. Management prefers internal promotions, CEO values employee feedback and senior leaders genuinely respond to every comment. As opposed to many retailers, Goodwill RE tries to keep most positions full time with benefits. Health insurance is affordable for single coverage, dental, ample paid time off.

    Cons

    Very slow turnaround for replacing vacancies. Leaves stores short staffed for long periods of time and hurts sales, which we are held highly accountable for achieving.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up your hiring process. Many steps seem to be unnecessary. Inventory processors and cashiers that leave should be replaced in days, not weeks or months.

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