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Good Will Publishers Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  1. "Graphic Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has the best family values and understands how to create a balance between work and family time. Working for Good Will is a amazing. They do care about how their employees feel and that's important to me.

    Cons

    I really have nothing negative to say.


  2. "Do not listen to the lies"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nothing to really say, was sold a bunch of lies and promises.

    Cons

    They say you can make 60-80K and you have a base salary and all expenses are paid, however then you find out the its a Draw, and unless you qualify a town you don't even get your gas or any expenses paid for. It's not easy to qualify a town because these are small towns that have been beaten up by the Amazon's and Walmart's. Little money so you have make them feel bad to even get them to sign up. Many Many Billing issues so the people that signed up in the past will not sign up again. Plus who wants to pay 10 to 15 per book. Told many times that the illustrations are outdated...but message is great. Program was failing and they don't want to or know how to fix it besides keep hiring more people. Not a way to solve the problem, of course they don't want to hear there is a problem which is another issue. They will also stop your draw without any kind of notice. They say they are a Christian company and want highly ethical people, however they are not an ethical company. Been in sales for many years and you shouldn't have to go to every business in a town to make a program to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and the ones participating especially the ones paying for the program. Be honest about pay and work conditions. Know when your other companies work a town so you don't have two people in a town shortly after the other one.

  3. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful. Management seems to care about the employees. There are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    I don't know of any cons


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales expert"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Half day Friday, and the commissions were fair. Business hours friendly for family time and close to restaurants and other needed lunch time activity.

    Cons

    Very Difficult work environment because of office controversy that much of time begun with the top level , management .

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fair and do what you say

    Good Will Publishers Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Executive Vice President

    Thank you for your feedback. We are dedicated to providing each employee with a fair and equal chance for success. As in any organization, at times decisions or actions made by management may not... More


  5. "Great career opportunity."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Will provides an opportunity for employees to make a difference in their communities, Family based company, supportive and it proves that hard work pays off.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


  6. "A Great Place to Call Home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    4 and a half day work week
    Great employees
    Employee appreciation days
    Room for advancement
    Positive environment

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  7. "Home Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Room to advance. No one 'stuffy' or unapproachable. Frequent company functions to show appreciation to employees. Enjoy half days on Fridays.

    Cons

    Nothing negative at all to say

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Management, fair to its employees, family oriented

    Cons

    Have nothing negative to say.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Good Will Publishers part-time

    Pros

    None, everything wrong, starting from management

    Cons

    Treated employees with disdain, no room for advance

    Advice to Management

    People have to be treated with respect


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work schedule, know and value the importance of family, great benefits, all employees are just that - employees - no 1099's. Great compensation plans that can be selected from. No cap on potential earnings.

    Cons

    Travel is required most weeks but not always overnight.


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