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very good people

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Goodwill

Pros

people there are good. It's not fast-paced environment.

Cons

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    Do not work in a Goodwill Store unless it's your last option.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They do some charitable work that help out people throughout the area. You can be hired on here if you have a criminal background.

    You can move up if you stick around longer than everyone else. Not worth sticking around however because the pay is horrible for everyone.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible at every level. The employee turnover rate is the highest I've ever seen. Everyone is constantly afraid they will get fired, from managers on down. Nobody has the authority to do anything. Everyone is so afraid of doing something wrong no one ever takes responsibility for anything.

    The customers are horrible. Be prepared to clean up excrement from the changing rooms and haggle over a toy selling for a dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better. More than 3/4 of your employees have second and third jobs and probably 1/4 of those work 80 or more hours a week just to pay the bills.

    Empower them with more responsibility. People care more about a job where they can actually make a difference.

    The economy sucks which means thrift stores like you are expanding rapidly. Take advantage of this opportunity but help your employees out at the same time. A full time employee making 8 dollars an hour cannot pay rent and eat.


  2. Good business structure.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Feel good about the work you do for the community.
    Good bonus incentive programs.
    Strong business structure.
    Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Salary could be better, considering the amount of hours full time employees put in each week.
    Upper management knowingly let full time employees work overtime without additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    When asking for salary, start high.


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