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Helpful (1)

Great starting job for teenager.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Donation Attendant in Batavia, IL
Former Employee - Donation Attendant in Batavia, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Relatively decent pay for no necessary experience, see lots of interesting things, decent amount of freedom at work, customers are usually friendly, and you are doing something valuable for people.

Cons

Management was rough to deal with at times (ultimately why I left), and the few customers that are bad are really bad.

Advice to Management

Go easy on the younger employees who are actually working hard for you. Just because we are young doesn't mean you can push us around so much. Also, if you are a manager at a new store, don't tell long term employees that they don't know what they are doing. Each store has a different rate of business.

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    Demeaning and Back Breaking

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Darboy, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Darboy, WI

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The bond you forn with people you work with because you have to have there support, because everyone felt the same, but scared to say anything, for fear of retaliation.

    Cons

    The Company does Not follow their core Values or Mission Statement. Store Managers are abusive in front of customers towards employees and when this is reported you are now a target for fire. All inclusive is a management club ONLY.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of the offices and get in the trenches like the little people you work so hard for minimum wage. Oh and I DID NOT hear a choir when The "CHIEF VISIONARY" and his ontarage entered the building.

  2. The mission of the company is good, but the employee pay is shoddy.

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Helping others to become employable in today's job market is a rewarding job.
    There is an employee discount for all re-sale merchandise.
    The location is central and easy to get to.

    Cons

    Pay disparity is a problem, which hurts moral.
    Any bonuses are based on a percentage of what a person makes. A 2% bonus for a part or flex-time employee making just over $8 per hour is insignificant.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more.

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