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Goodwill Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Campus Instructor/Lab Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Instructor/Lab Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Campus Instructor/Lab Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Great people focused on making a difference
    Personally able to make a difference in value added to community
    Able to grow developmentally and professionally

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication
    Under staffed and dependent on volunteer workers to meet performance goals

    Advice to Management

    Reward talent to retain skilled staff


  2. "goodwill job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    good manager, clear policies. flexible schedule

    Cons

    it's a non profit so you'll never get paid a lot


  3. "Warehouseman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Pay wages are low and should be competitive


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  5. "good cause"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    Change lives by using donations to employ people in need

    Cons

    not a very flexible schedule if your a student.

    Advice to Management

    stop keeping/ stealing donations


  6. "Soft line production"

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    Current Employee - Production in New Lenox, IL
    Current Employee - Production in New Lenox, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when you have kids. The pay is not bad for what you do. It's a very easy job. You get benefits if you are full time.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons of working here.


  7. "Underappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Good hours friendly staff and customers

    Cons

    Upper management always changing policies, never being recognized for anything you do, they are always trying to find a way push people out for suggesting a different approach to a situation

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas, some of the best employees arent always the cookiecutter type


  8. "Does not value hardworking employees"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Generalist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Retail Store Generalist in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay recently increased.

    Cons

    This company seems to lack follow thru with many things. Eventually the inconsistency becomes extremely irritating. They do hire from within but it's who you know or who likes you that plays a huge part in that.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work and put a little effort in to seeing for yourself who hard workers are.


  9. "Easy job and great pay, but no communication among management staff."

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    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and the work load. Even when super busy or small staffed the work is not difficult at all.

    Cons

    The rare communication among management. The cliques among management . Favoritism of certain employees from management. No company parties only potlucks that are supplied by everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and end the cliques.


  10. "Okay job"

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    Current Employee - Donation Attendant in Orangevale, CA
    Current Employee - Donation Attendant in Orangevale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers usually. Flexible with scheduling, great job when going to school.

    Cons

    Minimal training, learn mostly on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Be more specific and detailed in training new hires.


  11. "GoodWill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellsboro, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellsboro, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with. Very good conditions also good environment.

    Cons

    When someone was not putting enough effort into getting the list of things done.



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