Goodwill Reviews

Updated September 2, 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 SWPA - Good, not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodwill (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People were really great. Work life balance was fantastic. My direct supervisor was amazing. Nice facility. Very diverse. Great experience.

    Cons

    Budgetary issues. I lost my job due to budget cuts and so did 20 other people. Same as 2014. Compensation. Shockingly low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Entire programs need to be cut, not just random individuals from every department. Cuts need to be made thoughtfully and with a specific plan, not just out of fear and necessity. If I thought I lost my job because there was a specific plan that was going to right the ship, that would be one thing but I know thats not how it went down.


  2. frist job

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bogart, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bogart, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people Good pay Great work area

    Cons

    Bad work schedule Bad mangers Sometimes don't get out till 12 am

    Advice to Management

    I would change the no anoucing when close.


  3. Helpful (3)

    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


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  5. Best ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Goodwill is really Great job

    Cons

    There are no come a good job to work for


  6. cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment, great team leaders

    Cons

    low pay, nothing else really


  7. Trainer

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    Former Employee - Intern in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed this job a lot, learned many things to help me on my journey to new employment and help with my studies at school they were a great group of guys that always had time if I had a question that needed to be answered.

    Cons

    My program ended and if it was in the budget I would still be there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing it works, the system she has in place is working just fine.


  8. Goodwill

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Team lead

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company with Great Mission

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    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.


  11. Good job, but different

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    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.



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