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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN

I worked at Goodwill part-time for more than a year

Pros

Laid back environment, co-workers are always friendly.

Cons

Minimum wage job, Saturday sales can be stressful.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good concept, I'm grateful for employment opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good entry-level retail job.
    Opportunities for advancement or other positions.
    Get to meet different people
    Work experience.

    I just started with the company. I'm grateful to be employed and optimistic about moving up or changing to a better position within the year. I have retail management experience and look forward to utilizing my skills and experience.

    Cons

    Policies are enforced differently at different stores.
    Need to be more organized. Workflow, Management, Expectations, Safety.
    Extremely physical and labor intensive work.
    Sales and production goals are high to reach. (Especially when you have no donations to process)
    Low starting pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the stores need to enforce all the policies and procedures in the same manner.
    All stores should be supported equally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great first job

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    Current Employee - Floor Associate/Cashier  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Goodwill's Mission is great.
    Hire variety of different people.
    Good supported employment, job training, and ticket to work programs.

    Cons

    *Some managers(at my particular store) don't seem like they know what they are doing.
    *Not all managers enforce policies yet they ask cashiers to defend policies when explaining to customers.
    *Some drama between coworkers isn't always handled correctly, if handled at all.
    *My store has 6 different managers and some times 2 or 3 managers give you different projects to work on and want you to disregard what another manager said without communicating it with them first.
    *There is a lot of focus on meeting goals, whic is understandable but sometimes goals are set too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers need better training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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