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Overall was a good experience from the job assessment to placement for the disabled.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Goodwill

Pros

Finding an employer that would actually hire a person with a physical disability. I think the benefits were pretty darn good, but unable to compare them to other industries. Employees and supervisor were supportive in every way from training to work conditions. Friendly atmosphere. In hindsight after seeing what is out there now for a similar position the pay was excellent.

Cons

The job demanded someone had to be there 24/7 and 365 days a year. So on occasion you had to work graveyard that is tough. And had to be there despite how bad the weather was when a normal business could close down. Dealing with snow is tough for the disabled. Unfortunately as the economy declined there were cutbacks to staff and work became busier and if anyone was out sick there was no backup as before. Worst of all the two bases became a joint base the army took over support operations and eliminated our entire department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

That is tough to say perhaps they could have offered immediate more class training and job placement again. But those are covered by the Dept of Voc Rehab meaning you had to sign up with them again to get the process started and it all took months to accomplish.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work under challenging conditions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The nature of the work can be extremely rewarding and if you are committed to serving the under served you will have a true opportunity to do that.

    Cons

    There are few opportunities to advance outside of project based work, limited technological advances in the past decade and a highly unsuccessful fundraising arm that limits all the work that is donw

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    minimal and highly political. Not merit based or based on skill set or academic background.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2.  

    very good people

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

    I worked at Goodwill

    Pros

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

    Cons

    haven't thought of any cons...

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