Store Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – December 10, 2015
Great company to work for; I just wish they could pay me more. There is plenty of room for growth, as long as you show that you can handle the load. I started out at the bottom and had my first store in 11 months. Goodwill has a great set of values in place which I love. I really do appreciate how everyone is treated equally and fairly. I learned a lot from my managers as I grew with the company and I am still learning which is awesome. The teamwork that I experience everyday is phenomenal. I would say that the hardest part of my job is dealing with people's integrity.
Receive donations daily (help customers unload items) Sort donations Judge quality and decide if acceptable for resale or not Load donations to be delivered to main distribution area Awareness of fire safety at all times
Hardest part of the job is making room for new donations until moved to main distribution center
2-3 workers man the donation center (they are a great bunch of guys)
Urban Service Coordinator (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – March 5, 2015
This establishment is implementing new processes and procedures daily to become a better work environment. A typical day here at Goodwill will bring you much joy, as it is never the same. There are awesome people that work here and love doing what we do, which is serving the homeless Veteran population.
Pricer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 20, 2015
I started out as a floor associate then moved up to cashier and finally was promoted to pricer. I would evaluate and price all none clothing items that were donated and prepare them to be sent to the sales floor.
Goodwill Industries of Houston offers opportunities in a variety of positions, fair compensation, advancement options and is dedicated to providing employment to those with barriers to traditional work environments.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 13, 2014
Help homeless Veterans become self-sufficient and obtain housing, provide case management and supportive services, Conduct Home Inspections and visits, Input data entry into ECM and HMIS, Abide by the HIPAA Law, Host events catered to Veterans for Housing and Employment purposes, Supervise 2 case managers, Create and submit Purchase Orders
Cashier/Pricer (Former Employee) – Texas City, TX – April 21, 2014
*A typical day of work consist of extreem hustle and bussle. There was never a steady flow. It was always sink or swim. *I learned a few management skills, how to price items, and better customer service skills. *Management for the company, in all honesty didnt know their place. Most of them acted as if they were just an employee and most of the time was not mature with their position. *Co-Workers were alright, but in a sense not so much because they constantly fished for information about people they had no business knowing. Basically they couldnt mind their own business and leave home life at home. (Mixing work and home life together) *The hardest part of the job, was never catching a break. We were always so busy and in constant motion. *The most enjoyable part of this job, was that all of the customers were regulars. And developed a friendship with them, enjoyed talking with them daily and seeing their faces just brightened up my day.
Goodwill is a wonderful company to work for. One that truly cares about it's employees. We get to help people who are in need of a helping hand every day. Customers that are in hard financial times are able to get clothing and everyday items inexpensively. The company strives to employ people who are looking to turn their lives around and get back on their feet. The varied work hours can make work difficult sometimes, but knowing we help the people in our store every day makes up for it by far.
a company that truly cares about it's employees, benefits