Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Goodwill
- Cashier (24)
- Sales Associate (24)
- Cashier/Sales Associate (20)
- Store Manager (16)
- Assistant Manager (13)
- Case Manager (12)
- Processor (12)
- Production Associate (8)
- Retail Sales Associate (7)
- Employment Specialist (6)
- Donation Attendant (4)
- Retail Associate (4)
- Retail Supervisor (4)
- Job Coach (4)
- Store Associate (4)
- Management (4)
- Program Manager (4)
- Manager (4)
- Supervisor (4)
- Employment Program Manager (3)
- Administrative Assistant (3)
- Key Holder (3)
- Human Resources (3)
- Retail Coordinator (3)
- Cashier/Sales Clerk (2)
- Receptionist (2)
- Cashier/Processor (2)
- Recruiter (2)
- Sales Associate/Cashier (2)
- Coordinator (2)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Goodwill.
The interview questions are Behavioral Interview based and their are 3 phases to the interview. You interview at a blitz. First with a HR recruiter, next with a current store manager, final interview with a director. You are given two assessments and the process could take up to 4 hours. Once hired you will start a one week orientation then a 7 week in store training.
- Tell me about a time you showed integrity in your career? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goodwill (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.
Applied online through their website for Assistant Manager. Received a call the next day. Recruiter explained that I would be a better fit for a lower position of Retail Supervisor and asked if I was still interested. We set up a phone interview for the following Monday. Phone interview was very laid back and included a few questions about my career goals, experience, and my education. When I was called, the interviewer started the process by asking if I had any questions about the position or the company (very important to ask them questions to show your interest and research). Then I was asked a few simple behavioral questions such as "Name a time you had to motivate a team?" and "Name a time you were under great pressure and how did you handle the situation?" At the conclusion of the phone interview I was asked to complete an online assessment, which I think was bad as it was timed and I didn't fully have the time to complete it. Received a call from a local store manager 3 days later and scheduled an in-person interview for the following Monday. The interview was with store manager and regional manager and was very difficult in terms of the questions asked. There were a lot of behavioral questions (probably about 15-20) with many follow up questions depending on how I answered. The interviewers seemed very interested in the interview and seemed to follow up a lot on the questions and somewhat help me answer the questions better. Was offered a job at the conclusion of the interview. Everyone that I talked to for this interview was very helpful and wanted me to succeed, which is something you don't see a lot.
- Why goodwill? Tell me about yourself. What do you know about goodwill? What is your greatest achievement? Name a time you were under great pressure and how did you deal with it. Name a time you had to consult others on the outcome. Name a time you knew the outcome but consulted with others about it. Name a time you gave up a commitment to satisfy another commitment. Name a time you motivated employees and what was the result. How do you prioritize tasks? What do you think is your strength? What do you think you need to improve on? Answer Question
No negotiation. Set starting salary.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Goodwill (La Quinta, CA) in June 2015.
Pretty straight forward. Apply online, then a short phone conversation. I interviewed with the store manager, then another interview with the district manager. Th whole process took less than two weeks.
- They asked how much knowledge I had about the company. Such as its history and mission. Standard questions such as: Tell me about a time when you overcame a challenging situation at work. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Goodwill in June 2015.
I went for my first interview, took approx 30 mins, store manager informed me i would be having a 2nd interview with the district mgr, the district manager cancelled the next two dates she set and called me the third time to schedul the appt.. she kept the 3rd one..i was there 3 min and was told she had 4 other interviews to do..and If i was chosen i would be notified by a HR man
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.
The job is basically a glorified receptionist at a work source center. I sat with the manager in a conference room and she asked me typical job interview questions. She was polite but made it clear what she was looking for in a candidate. She even did part of the interview in Spanish because being bilingual was one of the requirements. It was a relatively smooth and pleasant interview and I left pretty confident.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Goodwill (Dayton, OH) in June 2015.
Long and drawn out. I was interviewed in early June and did not know that right after the interview I was chosen, and the supervisor started the paperwork. They just decided not to tell me, until the paperwork had gone through the company.
- No specific questions, there was a checklist that they used, but it was more of a previous life type questions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goodwill (Honolulu, HI) in June 2015.
they scheduled you in for an interview, at the interview you fill out application & employment, tax forms, they ask questions about previous employers and the type of experience on the job, they tell you if hired what types of companies you would like to be employed with & ask what specifically are your avail abilities hours. that's all.
- What are your duties? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goodwill (Colville, WA) in June 2015.
I would absolutely go in and introduce yourself after you put in an application. That is really what got me the interview. In the interview I was asked a lot of questions related to customer service and "What would you do if..." type questions. They are tricky. o not be afraid to take your time to answer them.
- Was there ever a time were you lost your cool with a customer? If so describe the situation. Answer Question
They only offer minimum wage, which worked for me.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Goodwill (Detroit, MI) in June 2015.
Someone calls you to set up the first phone screen. Human resources calls you and does a PHone screen and asks about 10 questions about your resume and working with other employees and which locations you want to work at. They also ask about your ability to drive to work.
- Would I be able to get to work on time in the location where there is no bus. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Goodwill (Greenwood, SC) in June 2015.
I had a phone interview and an in-person interview. They scheduled both on the phone, the second one, in-person, at the end of the conversation. Two weeks later and I'm still waiting to hear back. Follow up email told me they are still working the process.The whole experience thus far has been very pleasant.
- What do you believe are some of your strengths? Do you think you have high standards when it comes to working with others? 1 Answer
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