Goodwill - Not a bad company, but a rough job. | Glassdoor
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    "Not a bad company, but a rough job."

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    Former Employee - Donation Attendant 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodwill part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, including management. Store manager treats you like a human being. Understanding scheduling. Money goes towards good causes. Less rigid or strict than regular retail in some ways. The assistant managers help with the day-to-day grind just as much as anyone else.

    Cons

    Never quite enough space to move things through. Had to throw away food if donated, even when it was 100% unopened. A huge problem if you have dust allergies. The stuff people donate is gross at times, and when it involves cigarette smoke-covered and dust-filled boxes, it's practically hazardous if you do have allergies. Low Pay (though this isn't surprising for an entry-level nonprofit) Becoming a little less centered on the happiness of the employees as a company. Didn't get any benefits, but they do offer various forms of support for your life if you take advantage of it.

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    Goodwill2019-08-29
  1. "Great Company, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Career Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional Development , opportunity for growth( if you want it), thoughtful mission, Heart of service

    Cons

    Need better flow of communication

    Goodwill2020-03-24
  2. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Service Aide in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodwill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting new people and learn job readiness and new skills

    Cons

    Good counseling and resources for employees

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    Goodwill2020-03-27

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