Production & Retail Team Lead (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – May 1, 2017
I loved working for GW but regionals are not to great they do not do thorough investigations on certain things. I learned great communication skills and patience working there. I love how they are different cultures there.
Stocker (Former Employee) – Escanaba, MI – March 23, 2018
Since I was there, management has undergone drastic changes. However, while I was there, the management was uncooperative, rude, and unwilling to work with their employees. At the time of my employment, I was nearing the end of my high school career. They had wanted me to work my graduation and were unwilling to compensate, as they had already agreed to allow me to go to my prom. That, and they were unwilling to work with me as I suffered from severe anxiety attacks and depression. While neither of those things directly affect my work, it did have some affect into on my hours and they were unwilling to work with me, despite the fact that many of my coworkers were willing to step up and help me. All in all, my problems with the job were entirely personal and could have changed since I was there.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO 80906 – March 23, 2018
I enjoyed going to work whenever scheduled, we would begin our shift with a quick walk around to inform ourselves of new inventory. Prep the reading nook, coffee area for patrons. Cashiering duties at intervals when scheduled, other times restocking inventory, categorizing all areas of store. Customer relations trainings are mandatory for future involvement with the Industry, attendance is a priority or you will miss out. Working environment is positive, team associates are very supportive and fun to show up to work with. Whether your standing, running, or walking - you are on your feet except for breaks. The most enjoyable part of the day is showing up for work.
Free coffee, disability supportive, Fun environment
Production Intern (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 23, 2018
In a typical day in my last position I fulfilled management tasks of opening and closing the facility, as well as overseeing a staff of seven individuals. Throughout the day I completed various administrative duties as well, including] carrying chemicals ,unloading chemicals ,cleaning heavy machines , organizing an stocking material
Cashier and processor (Current Employee) – Michigan – March 22, 2018
The amount of physical labor is a little too extensive for me. Their expections are basically out of reach. I have met some great people as far as customers, they are probably my favorite part of the job. I have also worked with many different types of managers.
Paid sick days and vacation. Will work with your schedule.
Warehouse Worker/Office work (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – March 22, 2018
I am poor issues that I got suspended from work and can't keep me up with it. They tried to do some more work and I drought conditions that I cannot stay on task. I work 2 years and want to quit immediately! Because, due to the consequences that I done wrong in my whole life!
Cashier / level 2 (Former Employee) – Luling, LA – March 22, 2018
Could've been better. However with a unorganized upper management team nothing was in order. They relied on really just one member of management to get all requirements achieved in the store. Along with the under staffing issue it cause plenty of stress to stir up in the work-field. In my opinion, all home based workers/patients was overworked and had to meet ridiculous requirements. To be honest, 80% of the workers who has worked there or left the company has verbally announce they hate it there.
Outside of this particular location, most of the other Goodwill seem to actually regulate responsibilities equally and have fair job opportunities and promotion rates.
benefits, 15% off employee discount
15min break is optional, don't be flexible with them, overrated work goals
This a great job for a young person starting a career
Customer Service/Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 22, 2018
I worked for Goodwill for approximately. I was relocated to work at least seven different locations. The management had very poor managing skills and did not have the same expectations for employees working the same position making the same amount of money. This is a great opportunity for young people are just starting their career, individuals who have convictions and find it difficult to gain employment.
poor salary compared to the expected workload, poor management, low morale and VERY high turnover rate.
Shopgoodwill Clerk (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – March 22, 2018
Typically at a day at Goodwill, I arrive on time, I seat myself at my computer and I handle customer service in an efficient, timely manner. Then I shift to handle quality control work throughout the day, I check on customer service, and I handle every complaint and refund with good customer care. The hardest part of my job is when my fellow coworkers do not get along, but I treat everyone with respect at all times, and we all work through issues as a group. The most enjoyable part of my job is explaining to potential new hires how unique this job is.
Utility Worker (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 22, 2018
Well to be honest I don't have nothing good or bad to say about a company. I see it as they pay me so I work. this company does have different locations so you can work at places like a hospital or a store.
Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 22, 2018
This was a hostile work environment simply because management was worrying more about losing the cleaning contract instead of the staffing issues. When I defused a possibly really bad situation my manager would create another one
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodridge, IL – March 21, 2018
This is really best left for the high-schoolers, becuase if you take your work seriously, you'll be the only one. If you're full time, the benefits would be a bit more worth it, but the pay for part time is not worth the stress of working with customers and rotating staff, managers included.
Occasional free food, freedom of expression in recent years
Dunwoody - Donor Specialist (Former Employee) – Dunwoody, GA – March 21, 2018
A typical day at work is like very demanding. From being at Goodwill I learned how to be a good leader and work with different people. The hardest part of my job is working with people that know how to do simple task or follow instructions. The most enjoyable part of my job is the customers recognizing that I work hard. The management team shows favoritism.