Very demanding job for minimal pay and very little support from management
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 6, 2012
This job is very demanding. Schedules are rotated every week to hinder an employee from looking for other jobs or planning events outside work. Employees are expected to work and achieve goals with minimal employees working. One employee is expected to do the work of four employees. Management only support ideas that will improve production if that idea comes from the upper managment. Employee ideas for improvement is not even considered. Employees are expected to make the worst possible conditions at reduced hours productive before entertaining the idea of implimenting a system that would greatly improve production and ease the burdons of the employees. Management is more concerned about making their bonuses than they are about taking care of the employee. In an 8 month period OSHA was called on Goodwill for poor work environment, overworking the employees and other work related violations that were never addressed by the management.
reduced hours, overworked, management above team leader does not care about the employee, a huge demand for weekly goals with least amount of support, minimal propper equipment and staffing to do job, personal issues used for termination, the warehouse conserned with land ownership rather than teamwork, will reduce amount of work space to store boxes and skids, changes made without considering or consulting employees impacted to make a few extra dollars
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oconomowoc, WI – July 22, 2017
Basic requirements of a starting sales associate. Different positions range from cashier, stocker, to fitting room associate. Pay is just above minimum wage. Friendly work environment, but not much room from growth within the company.
Shift Leader (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – July 22, 2017
Started out as a great place to work and I advanced quickly. Employees have a great chance to move up with this company if they have the correct leadership. Unfortunately we have people in charge that should not be in their positions of management because they lack the responsibility and correct attitude to nurture the employees that do advance.
It's a very friendly workplace but sometimes a bit stressful during busy hours and around summer around the time people have leftover items from garage sales. I feel that I as an introverted young adult have learned to express what's on my mind and learned how to communicate.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Warminster, PA – July 21, 2017
I think the hardest part of the job was picking clothes up off of the floor and hanging them back up. It was not fun when customers would leave the dressing rooms a wreck and I had to clean up after them. Overall the people I worked with were very nice. I learned that people aren't always very considerate of the people who work in the store by leaving a huge mess for the sales associates to clean up.
Driver (Former Employee) – Harlingen, TX – July 21, 2017
Goodwill of south texas the worst place to work from logistics to corporate take my advice look else where they careless about there employees they dont give breaks and if you ask for one they tell you your lucky to have a job
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – July 21, 2017
Not a good place to work, your over worked and under paid. Management is the worst. They are not willing to work with you and, don't know what they're doing themselves half the time. I will never work for them again!
Donation Attendant (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – July 20, 2017
Started out as part time. Had one of my best managers ever here. SHe understood my condition and tried her best to keep me at 20 hours a week. Well then 3 people in my department she had to let go. I was the only one left in my department. So i got full time hours. Her and the assistant managers as well as others would help me when busy and to give me breaks.
Rehabilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – 2104 west commercial Blvd – July 20, 2017
Best to prepare for the next day. When you do, everything runs smoothly . I enjoyed working with developmentally disabled adults. Having contract work you saw the different level of knowledge. Encouragement and repetition placed a big part in learning. I always felt needed. Gave me a sense of pride.
Having some place to make an impact.
Everyone needs to be understanding of other people's priorities.
I thoroughly admire our core mission and the people we serve. I am grateful for the continuing education I have received. I do my best to enforce a positive workplace and remind my co-workers to keep a smile on the tile!
Cashier/ Sign Flipper (Former Employee) – Queen Creek, AZ – July 19, 2017
typical day at work is to clokc in get your vest and things on and then get to work usually i would work in the front as a cashier or sign flipper, cashiering and sign flipping are the easiest jobs to do there