Goodwill

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Outlet World stores foster societal degradation with customers competing aggressively for strangely priced goods.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

I worked at Goodwill full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Frequently accepting applications for positions with full-time benefits. Starting pay is slightly higher than minimum wage. A chance to learn cashiering with full responsibility.

Cons

Conflicting job requirements, unrealistic expectations, incompetent management, inconsistent hours, distrust toward employees, and inconsistent business practices that make jobs a stressful environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The inability to set and enforce consistent pricing on Outlet World goods has created a negative environment for employees and customers alike. The need to haggle pricing breeds distrust from management and stressful customer relations.

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    Production worker

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    Current Employee - Production in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Production in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's an honest living, with some decent benefits if you can make it to that point.

    Cons

    Horrible working conditions, aside from the pet dandur, fleas, rat feces, and very heavy dust, you have unreasonable working conditions. If the person sending the totes is mad at you or does not like you then you will never meet your quota. Not enough proper functioning equipment to get the job done, like pricing guns. God forbid you ask for personal protective equipment, they get mad at you for that. They scream at you in front of all your co-workers and think nothing of it (workplace bullying). The employees that have been here for years treat new people very poorly and no one does anything about that. Overall, not worth the extreme stress for a job that pays only minimum wage. The supervisors are a joke. They are the bullyies and do nothing but intimidate people. It's almost comical how they do it, they have nothing better to do? Someone with higher authority or a company spy should go in and experience what its like. Maybe something would get done. Find a different job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bullying. Stop violating simple OSHA rules. Do something productive for the company instead of emotionally beating up employees who don't deserve it. Give people a chance even if you are miserable in your own life.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Easy work and great benefits, but difficult to become promoted.

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    Former Employee - Cashier II in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier II in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The work is easy in general. Store employees are generally cashiers who are also required to do other tasks such as stocking clothing and wares, maintaining store cleanliness, and removing items from the store that have been there too long without selling. The store employee job is really fun just to see all the random stuff that comes and goes every day!

    Cons

    Production has very little customer interaction, and is focused on speed and accuracy. Employees are allowed to socialize a lot more back here, so it can be more laid back.

    The goals each day in production can often be highly unreasonable. This creates a sense of "sarcastic morale".

    Promotion seems difficult to attain with my own personal and others who have shared their experiences. Promotion is more centered around what kind of personality and "look" you display to the customer, rather than accomplishing tasks for the store itself. If you want to be promoted, you must be near optimum health regardless of your ability to be effective, and you must be downright clean cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't judge your employees by their personal lives, but judge them as to their effectiveness and customer likability. Hire more temporary employees from time to time to assist in certain tasks for the store during peak times of the year. An example would be assisting the fitting room attendant during the Halloween season.

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    Positive Outlook
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