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Goodwill Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
751 Reviews
3.0
751 Reviews
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Goodwill President and CEO Jim Gibbons
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187 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You know you are doing good work by helping people with disabilities find work through training (in 28 reviews)

  • Easy to work around schedule providing good work/life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it has been hard to communicate with upper management with onongoing issues (in 41 reviews)

  • CEO's make six figures with bonuses while majority of employees are paid minimum wage or below (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill

    Pros

    Management is terrific with a great staff.

    Cons

    Need more employees - the staff is very busy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Goodwill

    Pros

    It is an easy retail job.I found it interesting to see all the random things people donate. The company supports its local community through employment programs and goods for needy people. They offer an Employee discount.

    Cons

    They do not always promote from within and are slow to offer raises. Employees must wait 24 hour before they can purchase anything donated. If an item isissing a tag a customer can get an instant price but employees are not permitted to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Temp work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Moniter in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Test Moniter in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Goodwill part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Temp Jobs
    Vary of Jobs available
    Locations in Long Island as well as City and upstate.

    Cons

    Directions by Mangers not always accurate to job site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check directions in other Boroughs of NYC.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Bay View, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Bay View, WI

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    All of the managers and employes are very friendly. Most of the employees are around my age (25). Some older some younger. High school kids even work there.

    Cons

    I have no challenges at this point in time. Everything is going great. They are very flexible with work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Trainer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Job Trainer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    works with my schedule.
    Family oriented
    Friendly
    great clients
    easy paper work

    Cons

    wont give you any opportunity to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working with purpose

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

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    The ability to make a difference in someone's life who may not have a chance without out the work that you do is the most rewarding part of the job.

    Cons

    More limitations in a non-profit environment than in regular corporate america

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    sales Associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orange, CA

    I worked at Goodwill part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work
    co worker benefits shifts

    Cons

    streesfull at times
    lots of gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Work hard and enjoy it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wares Processor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Wares Processor in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    A retiree from health care , i find working at Goodwill to be most enjoyable!
    Learning what is involved in in working in "thrift" is a great experience.
    To deliver the quality if mechandise we provide to our customers demand our employees to give it their all..... we do!
    I have visited many other simikar type stores in our area and found ours to best in price and quality! Shop Goodwill!

    Cons

    Short staffed at times. This often leads to disruption of assigned tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mayodan, NC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mayodan, NC

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Employees are great, paid holiday

    Cons

    A lot of weekends of working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More weekends off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    5 Star company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for.
    My bosses give you the tools and support that you need and allow you to do your job and do not micro manage. That isn't to say that they do not supervise you but they allow you to do your work without constantly looking over your shoulder.
    In addition, my bosses have technical expertise and know what they are talking about because they have done my job.

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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