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"Goodwill offers no goodwill to it's employees."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier in Athens, GA
Current Employee - Cashier in Athens, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Goodwill full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's a job.
You get to go home after work.
They hire lots of minorities.

Cons

A Draconian work environment, in which employees are berated in front of other employees, and reward and punishment is handed out arbitrarily.
Employees are treated as cattle, threatened regularly, and forced to attend an hour long weekly meeting even if it they have the day off..
Worse still, is the culture of racial discrimination. And I don't use that term lightly.
If you are white, you have zero chance for advancement, and you have a huge bullseye on your back.
And sooner or later they find a way to get rid of you.
Same thing happens if you have been there long enough to make more than minimum wage .
And forget overtime. If you work overtime, they just have you come in late another day or leave early.

Advice to Management

First of all, realize that your employees are a needed resource and not a necessary evil.
Second, stop the illegal racial discrimination rampant in most of the stores.
Third, bring Goodwill into this century. Little has changed in decades in the way Goodwill operates,
making it an inefficient business model. Last, hire from within.

Other Employee Reviews for Goodwill

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible slave labor and harassment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get employed none after that

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Rules constantly change
    Management has no clue how to run their stores

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible and abusive to employees!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros with this company! Do not even think about working there as they will destroy your spirit and sense of worth!

    Cons

    Allow harassment to fester and go out of control. Allows discrimination to thrive! Hire managers who are unqualified!

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to hire qualified managers and make sure they have morals and ethics!

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