Goodwill Industries of Houston Employee Reviews

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Good organization to work for.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 31, 2015
The experience working there was great. Met alot of people from different backgrounds. Also, got a chance to learn about what the organization also does throughout the community.
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Productive
Donation Attendant (Current Employee) –  Magnolia, TXJuly 26, 2015
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)

Summer's in Houston is hot..but doable
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Fast pace and always unpredictable
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Baytown, TXJune 21, 2015
In this job I had to be flexible and ready to adapt to everyday on going changes to complete daily task. There were a high employee turn over rate due to various reasons.
Pros
Medical benefits
Cons
Breaks and lunch time was not always taken due to the daily operations demands
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Growing and Learning
Urban Service Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 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.
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Goodwill Ind, is a good company to work for.
Pricer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 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.
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Dedicated to fair employment for all.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 17, 2015
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.
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Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 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
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The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Cashier/Pricer (Former Employee) –  Texas City, TXApril 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.
Pros
health, life, vision, dental (insurance)
Cons
no requested days off around holidays.
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Stress free atmosphere with a cause worth working for
Accounting Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 18, 2014
- Reliable work hours that contribute to excellent balance between work/home life.

- Management that are always willing to teach if your willing to learn.

- Co-workers that are outgoing, respectful and appreciative.

- Hardest part of the job in the accounting department are preparing for closings.

- Most enjoyable part of the job is understanding the mission of Goodwill and knowing that you are contributing to the success of the mission.
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Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 7, 2013
Great company, love working there. The environment and flexibility is great
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new and interesting
Associate Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 18, 2013
the company continues to grow and with the assitants of its employees it should do so.
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fun place to work enjoyed customers
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXJune 19, 2013
Enjoyed working wanted to tranfer to another store wanted fresh start.
Pros
discounts on merchandise
Cons
employee relationships
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Great Managers, good schedules, plently of hours.
Pricing, Floor, sales, Cashier (Current Employee) –  Webster, TXJune 8, 2013
This is a great place to work if you are looking for something quick. If you have no experience, you can start on the bottom and work your way up. But Managing positions do not come open very often.
Pros
2 fifteen min breaks, friendly staff
Cons
healthcare, pay wages
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Major non-profit
Human Resource (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 29, 2013
Great organization to grow in. Internal talent is recognized and encouraged.
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Great company to work for.
Shift Manager, Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 20, 2013
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.
Pros
a company that truly cares about it's employees, benefits
Cons
varied work hours
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Good WILL
Community Service Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 26, 2013
Internal promotions and gratitude are common
Each department has a different culture
HR Department has a active role in operations and management
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Productive and Enjoyable place to work
store manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 9, 2013
managed 23 plus employees, scheduling, payroll, inventory, budgeting finances, cashiering, pricing merchandise, retail, purchasing,
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Fun workplace
Food preparation (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 16, 2012
Understable, Helpful, Nice and freindly enviroment. Useful. Very concerned
Pros
oppurtunities
Cons
to short training
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Lacks Supervision, Very Unorganized
File Clerk (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 22, 2012
Doesn't address situations when needed. Lacks superviosion over teams.
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