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Great place to work for, just not much room for growth or stimulating to the mind

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Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Clerk  in  New Berlin, WI
Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Clerk in New Berlin, WI

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

Pros

Great environment, other employees, the usual customers that come in, supporting the "mission", friendly.

Cons

Hardly any appreciation from the upper level staff or senior regional staff. Regional decisions seem to negatively affect the store rather than helping or improving it. Not much growth and the work is hardly stimulating. It's more for those in the "in between" of life, whether it's high school, college, or beyond, that aren't looking for any particular motivation to move up within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees needs and suggestions. Find a way where employees aren't reprimanded for voicing opinions about the company or its management staff.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Goodwill as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was helpful and kind
    Executives and managers were very available
    Not too stressful at all

    Cons

    Extremely poor management
    Environment was okay
    Low wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment is sometimes TOO laid back and rules aren't being enforced. Employees would a lot of times not show up to work and they would have too many get away cards. This doesn't promote efficiency, positive work environment, and morale is low. Also, Goodwill needs to stop hiring managers that are not ready to take that role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trust no one - They don't trust you

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    Former Employee - Pricer  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Pricer in Flagstaff, AZ

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

    Pros

    Autonomy - sort of; easy job

    Cons

    constant supervision; second-guessed my mgmt; treated like criminally-minded children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you hire people with records does not mean all of your employees are criminals. Your level of distrust in your employees is unfortunate. Instead of rewarding your hardworking, long-term employees with a raise or bonus, you spend several thousand dollars on a faulty surveillance system. All Hail Big Brother.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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