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Goodwill Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Matthews, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goodwill (Matthews, NC) in February 2017.

    Interview

    i applied online and got a call that same day to come in the next day for a interview and to ask for deandre when i get there. i go to the interview and he tells me the position is filled and he was interviewing me for a product sorter. i didnt apply for that and at the point in my mind the interview was over. i didnt care for his attitude or thw way he was looking at me. i have more experience than he probably has in 3 lifetimes.

    Interview Questions

    • he wanted to know what brought me to good will   1 Answer

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Park, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Goodwill (Cedar Park, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I had two people in the room interviewing me at the same time. One is your store manager and the other is store assistant manager. Both had clip board jot down anything I say.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What can reflect you not working here at Goodwill?   1 Answer
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    Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goodwill (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Very detailed. They wanted to know everything about me before I could even get a phone interview. A copy of my driver's license and my full social security number. I had to fill out many electronic documents and email them back. I have never had to give so much information before even getting a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to volunteer for Goodwill?   1 Answer

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    Stock Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wellington, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goodwill (Wellington, FL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Just asked me basic interview questions that the lady read off a list. There were very standard questions. If you read the most common interview questions, those are problem them.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes good customer service?   1 Answer

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    Developmental Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Goodwill (Boston, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I completed an application, after I was referred by a current employee, and they eventually called me for an interview. I thought the interview was lengthier than some other social services agencies,

    Interview Questions

    • Do you consider yourself to be flexible?   1 Answer

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    Open Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oak Grove, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Goodwill (Oak Grove, OR) in August 2012.

    Interview

    My first boss was a straight up mean guy and he asked me a bunch of off the wall questions and always made fun of me because I was from L.A. I didn't get him at all so glad when he got transferred.

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Goodwill (Mobile, AL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    For this job, I had a telephone screening, then the first interview was cordial, a lot of questions wanting you to provide examples of how you did something to help someone out in your previous job. It's like they want you to convince them you have a heart and want to help others. Then there was a second interview with the store manager and the assistant Vice President, which he said tell me about yourself. That was it, no real structure to his interview at all. It's was wierd feeling. Made you wonder what kind of interview was that and after you answered his question, he gave you a job offer and that was it. They said they will call with a day/time for orientation and then it was 2 weeks later they called and told me the following week. By that time I had already interviewed for another job, got it, went for 2 interviews with another company and had a orientation meeting date for another company, that was the day after this one. So I went to this one to see how it was first. The whole process was very slow. Felt like forever, almost 8 weeks from applying to actual start date

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time where you helped someone?   1 Answer
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    Store Manaher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goodwill (Nashville, TN) in February 2014.

    Interview

    You fill out app online and then start calling the store to speak with someone to get you an interview. They set it up and have a questionnaire that they go off of to ask you.

    Interview Questions


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Goodwill (Little Rock, AR) in March 2014.

    Interview

    a total of 3 interviews. first, was with district manager on telephone. the second was with district manager in person. the third was with vice president and another district manager. the entire process took close to a month to get completed. the interviews were long, and really made you think, but they were great questions...ones that i would ask. they want to make absolutely sure they get the right person in the right position, and that you understand what our mission with Goodwill is about, and that you do your best to help change people's lives when your job is done correctly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to leave my last job (Dollar General)   1 Answer

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    Retail Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Goodwill (Norfolk, VA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Three step interview process. Start online then phone interview with human resources. Next will be an interview with one district manager if they approve you will either interview with the other district manager or the regional manager. Then several assessment tests are taken and pre-employment drug screening and background check.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals and how could Goodwill benefit you in achieving those goals?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was very simple as they are the top paying non-profit thrift operation in this area. They start at top pay and offer great medical, dental ,and 401c retirement plan as well as vacation, sick, and personal leave.


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