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Goodwill Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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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 21 reviews)

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    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsRewarding company to work for.

    ConsVery physical work but worth the outcome

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage creativity

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

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    Very friendly atmosphere, able to answer my questions quickly, nice things, they have everything.

    A Runner, (Current Employee) Henrico, VA

    Prosyou get good discounts, and is good retail environment for beginners,

    ConsThe people that you work with are obviously having a hard time getting a job as well that's a personal experience you can share, coming up with new ideas, and working at Goodwill has many positions if they don't have what you are looking for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have been volunteering here for some time and the people that I work with are great, if I wont in the tie program I wish that I could get employment from them. You also meet good people that come thru the door to shop, since I have been at Goodwill I recommend anybody that's interested in that kind of work to apply and they will stand by your side the hole way and train you.

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

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    Awesome opportunity to work for excellent companies.

    Medical Transportation Representative (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsExposure to great companies and to enhance skills.

    ConsShort term contracts, no benefits

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

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    Great company, great people to work with and very rewarding!

    Case Manager (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsLaid back, relaxed dress code, freedom to be creative with your job.

    ConsWatching our state taxes go to the wrong people and being able to brush aside your morals to understand others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish we had more holidays, tuition assistance and better pay.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGIUMSC is a great company to work for. I worked in management in a retail store. The corporate level has a huge presence in all of the stores. The CEO will personally speak to every employee during his visits and genuinely seems to care about their well being. The work is hard but rewarding. The money made in the retail locations goes towards the company mission to put people back to work. Excellent benefits package. Monthly bonus incentives at all employee levels.

    ConsProduction goals were difficult to meet. High employee turnover. Very very strict attendance policy with little to no leeway. Low rate of pay with high expectations of work. Quantity of donations could get overwhelming since space was limited. Didn't always have the necessary supplies to function. Customers were often rude and difficult. Regular customers have a "we run the place" mentality.

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    Great people great service

    Employment Specialist (Former Employee)

    Prosthe people and the service

    Consnone, been good everything is trill

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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    I love it. some lazy workers

    Cashier (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsPretty good starting pay, plenty of opportunities.

    ConsManagement doesnt seem to care if one worker does all the work as long as it gets done. Cashiers are underappreciated and underpaid for the amount of work that is done

    Advice to Senior Managementdo more for cashiers, improve promotion policy, allow people to enter management at the store they started at.

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

     

    Great place to shop.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot a great place to work. I work there

    Consthe pay is terrible and no benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating your employees better

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFair pair, benefits, cares about employees, advancement opportunity

    ConsLots of politics , management at times can be unprofessional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery rigid to new ideas or people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Desperate last resort

    Donation Attendant (Current Employee) Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsNot gonna lie, but the bosses are mostly amazing, the head manager does keep her temper. It maybe okay as a High School student's first job but other than that, it is an "okay" job.

    ConsHours are very flexible, other parts of management are not really the most fair. They can schedule you for full time for the entire year and still call you part time. Often during the other three seasons other than summer that you will get scheduled the morning shift due to its high student to adults ratios.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a level enforcement of the law, if you curve it then curve it so that all of the management will approve of the same technique.

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

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