Goodwill Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Goodwill President and CEO Jim Gibbons
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Pros
  • Recovering value from donated goods a the same time helping people in need (in 28 reviews)

  • very satisfy the work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is the real problem though (in 41 reviews)

  • Your people do insane amounts of work under a lot pressure for minimum wage while the CEO makes over (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Goodwill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new and great people

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the jobs we really do


  2. Helpful (1)

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Help people do what they want to do, gets jobs and helps the community become more independant

    Cons

    Salary too low, have to work as a production associate with manager duties, feel like you are spread too thin most days of the week


  3. Team lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The had great benefits and pay

    Cons

    The company seemed like they were out to fire employees

    Advice to Management

    Follow policy


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  5. Good job, but different

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool donations to sort through.

    Cons

    Hard, sweaty work at times.


  6. Good Company with Great Mission

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission to help those that are disadvantaged gain employment. Dedicated workers that make you proud to work with them. You will learn a lot due their commitment to employee growth and development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of negatives. This company will sometimes run lean and require those in certain positions to work harder but overall good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the mission.


  7. Good stepping stone job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful environment with acknowledging managent

    Cons

    Stepping stone job with advancement that's not really worth the time.

    Advice to Management

    Slow and not worth the 30 cent raise


  8. Goodwill utility / donation door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donation Attendant
    Current Employee - Donation Attendant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The self confidence and physical work out you get from it

    Cons

    Looked at as lower on the chain Sorting through unsanitary donations Min wage sucks

    Advice to Management

    Raise salry for disabled workers


  9. Auto tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    helping others to move forward in there lift.

    Cons

    Cant get to everyone fast ester.

    Advice to Management

    Staying in control keeping everyone moving forward. Doing things according to plain.


  10. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High pay for retail Variety of tasks

    Cons

    A lot is expected of cashiers Some management hostile and unapproachable No cashier permanently stationed on register, were expected to stock when no customers in a busy store.. there was always a customer that walked up right after you walked away No incentive to move up to full time, wages were the same for part time and full time. Advancement seemed like a far fetched dream

    Advice to Management

    One cashier must stay at registers at all times. All cashiers should not disappear from registers. When an associate complains about conditions, COMPROMISE. Be approachable. Treat the associates with the same respect you demand.


  11. Sale ASSOCIATE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill (More than a year)

    Pros

    i have no pro about this company

    Cons

    pay is not good don't allow you become full time it don't matter how many you give the company and they only certain type of person to move to better position

    Advice to Management

    the management is not good



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