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Horrible Pay/ No Benefits/No chance of advancement

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Former Employee - Store Associate in Jonesboro, GA
Former Employee - Store Associate in Jonesboro, GA

I worked at Goodwill

Pros

It is a company that "puts people to work" so they give people a chance to work there regardless of who you are or where you come from.

Cons

*No chance of Advancement
*As far as a Paycheck goes.....well it doesn't go very far at all. You will recieve the minimum pay available and might not even get a pay raise the WHOLE time you're working there. EX: Try $7.25/hour for a year and still no change???come on.....One word for that.....CHEAP
*OH! and NO BENEFITS....at least not any worth recieving.
*Favortism must go!
*Managers need to step it up (instead of relaxing in the office playing video games and listening to music) try going on the sales floor or even to the production area and helping out. Maybe even go around and get feedback from customers instead of just walking around "delegating" with your head up your ass.....something is always better than nothing.ALWAYS!
*Athough delegation is key to management success and even success of the company, it doesn't mean to give someone else your work load just because you don't feel like doing it yourself....or doing anything for that matter.
*No positive feedback.Try telling an employee they are doing a good job every once and a while.
*Management needs to take responsibility for their actions instead of making excuses and blaming associates for their own shortcomings.....Ex:monthly budget (thats where teamwork comes to play)
*Teamwork? What teamwork? people that work there are so worried about making friends.......& what other people are saying about them...GET OVER IT! IT'S A JOB! you don't need to be friends or have friends in order to get the job done.
...........Too many cons......
But HEY! it's a JOB! Even if it is a slave trade........
WORD OF AVDICE: Just be PROFESSIONAL. PROFESSIONALISM goes a long way...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

WORD OF AVDICE: Just be PROFESSIONAL. PROFESSIONALISM goes a long way...
A manager or management should be looked up to not looked down upon...

Doesn't Recommend
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    A soap opera.

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    Former Employee - Associate-Albuquerque, NM in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Associate-Albuquerque, NM in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Goodwill

    Pros

    Customers are usually nice. You get a 10% discount, and it can be fun shopping/working there.

    Cons

    Management on a power trip, some talk down to employees. Mine did. Lot of work. Little pay or respect. Fellow employees want to quickly suck you into their personal dramas, like a vortex. You can feel them whispering behind your back, even though they don't even know you, and you've just started working there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real about your expectations of employees, don't take them for granted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Decent place to work for the most part.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Paid weekly. Helping the community. Decent benefits. diverse on the lower level. The company really has come a long way on trying to improve in all areas since I started. For the most part management and the human resources department are fair minded people.

    Cons

    A lot of externall hires even though there are qualified and deserving applicants already working there. Basically from my experiences not a lot of oppurtunity to get promted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be aware of ways to improve the management/employee relationship. Implement more activities to boost worker/company morale. Continue to express gratitude for the work that the employees do.

    Doesn't Recommend
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