Goodwill Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    One Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    The company fosters a culture of advancement and recognizing it's people. The impact the company has on people is truly amazing; community programs and Workforce Connection Centers.

    Cons

    This is not necessarily a bad thing, but working in the Retail side of the company is a whole new experience. The business is very different from mainstream retailers. You have to be able to manage the retail store and donation center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster a culture of recognition and advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. I loved working with goodwill, it was fun and interesting.

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    Current Employee - Laundry/Production in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Laundry/Production in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the best reasons would be that the jobs are very simple to catch on to, the work is constant, and you get training and there is always a helping hand when needed.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Assistant manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Great place gives people second chances. They also help community

    Cons

    Some managers aren't very personable

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  5. Good company. Fun to work at.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Fun to see all the cool stuff people donate. Good pay $10 hr so better than most jobs

    Cons

    Retail hours so weekends are a must. Got to wirk in cold and hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything depends on making sales so don't really think it's about being nonprofit

  6. Goodwill is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    solid staff, a social enterprise model, care about people (staff and clients),

    Cons

    no real cons. Job can be very consuming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. My Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Great Lakes, IL
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Great Lakes, IL

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working there is very easy and simple

    Cons

    Some people are hard to get along with for periods of times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve team work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. My mixed review of Goodwill Keystone Area

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They employ people with disabilities to get them working again.

    Cons

    They take a large portion of your money, and you never see it again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking advantage of the disabled and mentally ill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Very bad

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Weaverville, NC

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

    Pros

    Except for having a job vrs none....There are allot of people that come in a treat you like a person then there are those that come in and treat you like crap.

    Cons

    The Weaverville store is very rude and fired me because of a back injury and it was inconvenient for them....I'm sure not all Goodwills are like this. Also they do try and brainwash you into thinking they do soo much good. This is what happens they get DONATIONS they sell the donations...whatever doesn't sell there goes to the outlet to by the pound then if it doesn't sell they take it in the back and smush it into clothes bales...and you guessed it they then sell it to a company that then the other company or person sends it over seas! I really hate that they play it off like they sent it over seas...hello if it wasn't for donations your CO wouldn't be making millions a year!!!! That's why I say donate to salvation army...a real non profit store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to start giving....hello it's goodwill not oh I'm gonna make millions...and people are just going to give me stuff to sell because they think it's going to some greater cause, but in reality I'm living rich off it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. A great experience but disappointing to find out that there mission statement is not sincere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    working with wonderful and humble people.

    Cons

    ...how bad they treat the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in the mission statement and live true to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. Could do better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill

    Pros

    Goodwill has a great mission, helping individuals find jobs in the community. There is a motivated and knowledgeable staff that provides quality programming and services to all participants.

    Cons

    They do not pay enough in relation to responsibilities that are bestowed upon the employees. In a nutshell, overwork and underpay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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