Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – IL – June 22, 2017
While they lure you in with the promise of the "amazing" goodwill, it is anything but amazing. The company itself has very little direction and unsure of its own future. The one consistency are rising prices.
You'll work the schedule given but life happens, so you can either take or leave the extra hours management offers. Working in retail is fun, but you have to learn how to work the way customers think or you will not like working anywhere that requires customer service.
Alot of hours for cashiers, flexible schedule for PT employees, a little above min wage
short breaks for 6 hrs, understaffed depending in location, overworked
Associate (Current Employee) – Kingston, NY – June 22, 2017
Goodwill is a good company to work for. I have a few wonderful coworkers, the manager can be a little moody at times but not that bad. You are told to apply for the cashier position but you do very little cashiering. Most of the time you're hanging clothing and picking up behind customers. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep things in order and having some coworkers who slack, The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the customers.
Donation Attendant (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – June 22, 2017
the typical day was showing up at the donation site taking and sorting donations in catigors of Eletronics, house wares,clothing, and misolanis items. packing them for pick up. And being the only one their and being swamped.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 22, 2017
Goodwill was by far, the most stressful of all my jobs. The constant threats and intimidation practices that are used by the district manager all the way through to corporate, was insane. Every manager meeting that was held, was nothing but fear tactics and threats of firing, if sales quotas weren't met.I had many ideas to try to help increase production, but ideas were always shot down with "this is the way we've always done it", but yet their productions numbers were never being met, company wide. I went into goodwill with intents on helping people, the community, the less fortunate. But the scare tactics and constant verbal bullying by the District Manager, forced me out the door. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. Much less shop there anymore to pad upper managements pocket.
Pretty sweet schedule, my staff
All of the corporate and District Manager, unfair work practices, discrimination against women, so many cons...
Processor (Current Employee) – Willingboro, NJ – June 22, 2017
As a processor you are emptying 5+ gaylords a day and stressed to make numbers while trying to stay competetive. request made for less hours in a shift granted by general management however store management is not able to comply with my 6 hour shift request due to my disabilities.
its a job
short breaks, little pay, lack of air conditioning
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) – Charlottesvilles, VA – June 22, 2017
It provided help when it was really needed, but there are no long term programs set to keep employees or training given to ensure that the job is done according to their handbook. The other employees are great to work with and they are always smiling no matter what.
The Goodwill is a good place to start off and it keep's the Bill's paid
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 22, 2017
It would be better if there was more respect in the work place. The worker's opinion's seems not to matter we as the worker's are the backbone of the company I would like to feel and be more appropriated. There is great young minds in this company with great idea's that could really take the company further into the future of retail. Worker's want to look forward to coming to work not dread coming in just to get a paycheck to pay the bills living paycheck to paycheck is hard life is harder all the worker's want is to grow with the company and even learn from them if one day they decided to start their own business. Is there way's to buy stock in the company and/or get a 401k.
Growing in the company
There is no team effort and no respect for anyone working there without a title
A typical day at work started with a good morning, then we practiced our drill for the day. I learned how to get along with everyone and how to perform in public. Management was excellent. The workplace. Culture. Was unique in its on way,we were like one big family everyone. Cared for the others well being. It was having. A dissatisfied. Customer. Getting. To spend the day with my co-workers. I really enjoyed the years that I worked at GoodWill. It was s very learning experience for me. I learned management skills that really helped me. I feel very blessed at all the years that I was working for Goodwill Industries.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – South Bend, IN – June 21, 2017
I am in no means putting The company itself down but they need to be careful with conduct. While working for Goodwill, an incident happened. I was openly honest about the situation only to be told that I did the wrong thing and basically to lie to a customer. Then I told my manager I needed to step down from my full time position. I was told I'd be able to stay on. Literally 5 days before this position change was due to happen I was told they didn't have the funds to keep me on. I LOVED this job and would probably still be there if they would have worked with me. Literally after telling me they couldn't open a position for me I saw 6 positions on here within two days! It hurt to know that they basically pushed me out. Poor conduct and handling on HR end and my managers. With this being said, it is a fantastic company to work for and most of the staff are amazing. I am not resentful, bacsue this allowed me more time to be a mom. I was just heartbroken.
Sales Associate/Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 21, 2017
Fire place to work it allows you to move around this is a great place to work if you're looking for part-time work it allows you to interact with your customers. You're able to walk around in your workspace you don't have to be in one space and you're able to take meant the payments from your customers as well as assist your customers