E-Commerce Sales Associate
Ecommerce Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Gorham, ME – August 29, 2017
The work varies from day to day. One day you might be picking and packing books for shipment. Another day, you might be researching and choosing which donated items to put up for auction on eBay. I've learned a lot about the operations of a non-profit e-commerce retail business from production to shipping to customer service (answering e-mails from customers). The management at Goodwill e-commerce works very hard to keep us motivated and informed about our goals and how they relate to the agency's mission. The workplace culture of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is very focused on encouraging the best out of their employees and emphasizing that we aren't just in retail for profit, but to help our clients. The hardest part of the job is that, even though they pay competitively, they cannot, understandably, compete with what a for-profit retail business. They compensate for this by offering full benefits to full-time employees and many other perks. The most enjoyable part of the job is that they always try to fit the employee with what they love to do.
Feeling good about being in a service-oriented occupation, doing what you love to do.
The pay doesn't quite cut it, and some of the policies seem are little more stringent than they should be.