Goodwill
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www.goodwill.org Rockville, MD 50 to 149 Employees

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Goodwill offers no goodwill to it's employees.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Athens, GA

I have been working at Goodwill full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a job.
You get to go home after work.
They hire lots of minorities.

ConsA Draconian work environment, in which employees are berated in front of other employees, and reward and punishment is handed out arbitrarily.
Employees are treated as cattle, threatened regularly, and forced to attend an hour long weekly meeting even if it they have the day off..
Worse still, is the culture of racial discrimination. And I don't use that term lightly.
If you are white, you have zero chance for advancement, and you have a huge bullseye on your back.
And sooner or later they find a way to get rid of you.
Same thing happens if you have been there long enough to make more than minimum wage .
And forget overtime. If you work overtime, they just have you come in late another day or leave early.

Advice to Senior ManagementFirst of all, realize that your employees are a needed resource and not a necessary evil.
Second, stop the illegal racial discrimination rampant in most of the stores.
Third, bring Goodwill into this century. Little has changed in decades in the way Goodwill operates,
making it an inefficient business model. Last, hire from within.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Look Out For Yourself Because No One Else Will

Production (Current Employee)
Redmond, OR

I have been working at Goodwill full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Steady paycheck is nice. Good benefits once you become elagible for… Cons: Keep your mouth shut. If you say negetive stuff it will get back to the wrong people. At my last annual… Advice to Senior Management: I think treating employeesnicer would be good for the company and good for business.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Negative environment to work in

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Goodwill full-time for more than a year


Pros: hours of operation are best in retail business Cons: unprofessional appproach to issues in stores and lacking trust in… Advice to Senior Management: verbally abusive No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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