Goodwill

  www.goodwill.org
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Goodwill Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 547 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Goodwill President and CEO Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons

(130 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Goodwill is awesome helping people in the community with disablities by offering them work(in 23 reviews)

  • Easy to work around schedule providing good work/life balance(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries for upper management very high while team member are paid and poorly(in 32 reviews)

  • Minimum wage is what most people will make here, but it will help you rack up experience(in 20 reviews)

547 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great place to volunteer.

    Volunteer Material Handler (Former Employee) Chatham, VA

    ProsLearn how to work with others along with other basic job skills.

    ConsStanding continuously on concrete floors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great place to volunteer

    Computer Lab Assistant (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsGet to meet all different sorts of people (including a few you'd probably never encounter otherwise)
    Great place to hone your people skills
    Supportive and adaptable coworkers

    ConsNever enough resources to do a job properly. But that's part of being a non-profit, I guess.
    Rely heavily on volunteers for many programs, so getting paid to work there is going to be pretty tough

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus efforts on services people need, rather than what you can most easily offer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Pleasant place to work

    Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsGood will's mission, culture, time-off policies, benefits and the opportunity to advance to upper management. Decent place to work and the management is very professional.

    ConsWork every weekend-no life work balance and compensation is a bit low based on the cost of living. In addition, Goodwill needs to find ways to keep store personnel motivated, through contests and prizes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great Place

    Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsEasy to work around schedule providing good work/life balance

    ConsSalary below average, and a lack of benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone is patience and friendly.

    Accounting Clerk (Former Employee)

    ProsHeath benefit and salary is better than other companies.

    ConsGetting to know how processes are work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    nice working atmosphere.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    Prosenjoy working with people with disabilities its fun and rewarding

    Constraing indivduals to get other jobs and be skilled in there job field.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to have more communications between ,management.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    good!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworklife balance is good for beginner

    Consbad personal growth for long term goal

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Goodwill is a great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsSome of the best parts of the company include: Mission is fabulous. Wonderful co-workers. Competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits. Commitment to development of team members.

    ConsAs is the case with so many non-profits, resource constraints are challenging. Investments need to be made in systems and staffing levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to invest in the infrastructure of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great First Job for Sales Associate Experience

    Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) Andover, KS

    ProsPeople here are great to work with, and usually work with my school schedule

    ConsLow pay, no benefits, and a maximum of 25 hours of work in a week for me, even in the summer when I no longer had school.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    slave/back breaking labor for peanuts.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Littleton, CO

    ProsThere is nothing decent nor kind to say about Goodwill industries of Denver.

    ConsI'll list them because like legion there are many:

    1.Donation attendants do everything from hauling furniture to training the newcomers and get no respect nor recognition for their efforts

    2.extremely low pay for the work demanded.

    3.management has no idea what peak hours/day means and will only schedule up to four people to handle weekend after sale days.

    4.trucking seems to be unmanaged and does whatever it wants and only seems to come on time if a district manager gets on the phone.

    5.don't expect any advancement whatsoever if you are not a manager.

    6."raises" do not exist.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome recognition for the work employees give would be nice.

    A wage increase would also do wonders to not only get the company off the human rights watch but also maybe decrease the turnover rate.

    Treat your employees like adults instead of thieving teenagers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Worked for Goodwill? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.