It help me to open new horizon and looking forward to be able to land a much more greener pasture.
SALES CREW (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – August 16, 2017
I witnessed how goodwill trained people to one day be independent enough in the field they choose. It also people from the median part of society owned things they wish through the affordable prices which they extended to the consuming public. I give goodwill 5 star.
Donations Associate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2017
The co-workers were unfriendly and the management did not care if the employee's personalities fit with each others. New employees got preferential treatment over which days they wanted to work, and most wanted weekends off.
Cons are as stated above with no holiday pay even if you worked.
Attended Donation Center Attendant (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – July 15, 2017
Goodwill is a fantastic company which focuses on its mission of help people with barriers to employment and other life essentials. It maintains a great atmosphere for employees, respectfully acknowledges their work while motivating them with how the company overall is helping people in their own communities.
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Rialto, CA – July 10, 2017
There are little opportunities for advancement unless you are willing to transfer to a different store. Company does not give full time hours unless you are a member of management, No performance raises.
Sales Associate/Processor (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – May 25, 2017
I had a chance to meet new customers every day and provide them with great customer service. every day is a day full of duties and responsibilities. I also had the opportunity to teach new coworkers with their daily tasks.
Job Coach (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – April 25, 2017
Worked with Goodwill for two years as a job Coach. Loved the clients, but did not like the culture and management of Goodwill. Also, corporate was a poor example of professionalism and would not encourage anyone to want to make a lateral move unless they had no other choice. My sup quit because of the way I was treated :( they don't keep good people because they don't treat people good. Their management retention was like 12% :/
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2017
A typical day @ Work consisted of the monitoring of the traffic @ the the shipping and receiving area. Implemented a data base of the in and out traffic through the said area, Management was sufficient and it was very multi-cultured. The hardest part of a day was when shipments were too close together and the we would experience a temporary 'bottleneck'. I got to know a lot of the employees and it was a nice place to work.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – March 29, 2017
A typical day as front cashier is a great experience with customers and co-workers. I Enjoy customer and keeping the store clean. To have a great effect on the regular customer and the new. I learn a lot from my management and co-workers who has been working their for awhile they all are very helpful. the work culture is excellent we have all different culture we have pot lucks so many different food types and I love to learn about different cultures so its a plus. The hardest part about the job is making sure the customer is happy with their purchases so many customers with all type of personalities' so not sure what they wont and if they are happy with the item/items. So discounts really help outa lot. The most enjoyable part of the job is having great management and finishing your task on time.
Hours, co-workers, Management, Taxes, Pay sick days
Business Development Process Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2017
If you're social service oriented, Goodwill Southern California is the best place to work at. Going to work everyday and seeing the faces of why you do what you do is PRICELESS! It brightens your day and you're pumped to do the best.
Unfortunately, in recent years Goodwill has progressively laid off it's workforce and cut-back on essential benefits.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2016
I clock in made sure that the textile staff had cloths to sort. Count the donations which was about 13 and 2 empties. Moved the empties and labled them either hardgoods, electrical, or shoe/bag/luggaged. Talk to my supervisers or manger to see which station they wanted us to be assigned. It was either the donation center, sorting donation bins, or price. What I really admired about my job is that we all worked as a team. But you know that if one of us is weak then the rest of the team is weak. We are only as strong as our weakest link. We worked hard to keep each other in check. What ever need to be done we did without no questions asked I just did what I was told. I found that a good relationship with staff members and mangers makes us better in working because we built that chemistry that want us to work. The leadership was there and we were incuraged to develope the skills need to assert ourselves in to becoming a superviser. My job was great but I felt that the company was changing and shifting to a different direction and my time with them was done. So as much as I liked my job was looking more for a challenge and became bored of the same routines.
Great place to get an oppertunity
Company was going thru too much changes that you could not adjust