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Goodwill Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. "None"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Detailer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Auto Detailer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    Goodwill is very flexable and I like it.

    Cons

    Auto Detailer job is closing


  2. "Part-Time Clerk Processor"

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

    Pros

    Easy interview
    Very nice people
    Good hours for PT
    Repetitive (if you like it)

    Cons

    Short breaks
    Not enough people on shifts or in teams to help each other if two or more call in "sick" that day
    Goals are wanted to be completed even with the lack of employees
    Lighting makes it hard to see the quality of clothes

    Advice to Management

    Hire a couple more people to make sure that goals can reasonably be met.

  3. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company, good employees and no big issues

    Cons

    It's extremely cold in most Goodwill's.


  4. "Outreach Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outreach Specialist in Milford, DE
    Current Employee - Outreach Specialist in Milford, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is great, co-workers help each other.

    Cons

    large case loads for extensive case management.

    Advice to Management

    more employees, cap of 45 participants.


  5. "Not Bad, Better for High Schoolers"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Grand Chute, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Grand Chute, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwill part-time

    Pros

    PTO even for part timers
    Flexible scheduling
    Nice environment

    Cons

    Not enough employees to take on the loads of work

    Advice to Management

    need to hire more people


  6. "Okay starting job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Goodwill part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible to students, get to see cool items

    Cons

    Seemed unorganized and made rules out of nowhere, can't buy items

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your stuff


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Navigator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Career Navigator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive policies, amazing management, flex time, great mission, high support for employees

    Cons

    high turnover, low wages

    Advice to Management

    invest in retention

  8. "wonderful staff"

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    Former Employee - Backdoor Associate in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Backdoor Associate in Lawton, OK
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunities
    balanced work scheduled
    they helped in any way they could to make the employment most opportune

    Cons

    sometimes it does get very busy
    its easy to get overwhelmed but just stay focused and positive its worth the hard work

    Advice to Management

    open up more to employees


  9. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Greenville, SC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and advance opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough Employees to get the job done

    Advice to Management

    hold associates more accountable
    dont give to many changes


  10. "Goodwill Southern California"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodwill full-time

    Pros

    Provides job training and placement for people with barriers (disabilities, re-entry, veterans, youth, low-income)

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Needs more mission integration within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Value all segments of the organization not just those that generate profit. Pay equity among similar positions within the agency. Develop incentives such as more holidays, time off, and telecommuting option.


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