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It's okay just remain humble and stay to yourself. I enjoy working at Goodwill you have your good days and some bad days.I have met some great people at Goodwill .I have met some not okay people but everybody's experience is different.

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People of all ethnicity

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AWFULL with a capital 'A'!!! Stay very far away from Goodwill, Decatur GA. One of my friends worked as an EA there to some horrible woman ....and she fired her! This woman is as mean as a viper! I saw my friend whittle from the abuse she took from this frustrated wanna be Director!

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When I began working at GW I thought it was a fantastic organization. Only 8 months down things began to change. The company restructured many people at the top were let go and managers (including mine) soon left GW.
It is hard work, people leave, or call off making days short handed to do everything. I had to wear many hats and learn both soft lines and hard lines. New management and corporation seem interested in the bottom line and pushes to make tote and rack counts and beat the budget. There are three tiers of bonuses which are paid out (maybe) the next month if the employee does not quit.
I do not recommend working at GW there is no advancement. Supervisors still put out racks, open and close and deal with returns and customer complaints for little increase.

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Colorado Springs/Production
Everything mentioned in this forum is absolutely true. It is a sweat shop modern day slavery. Uneducated supervisors crack a whip pressing production worker's to meet daily sales and production numbers while paying employees minimum wage. I found the harder you work the more you are taken advantage of and being a hard worker keeps you in the position you begin in. If you want to advance with this company have a bad attitude and just hard enough to not get fired oh yeah fake your production numbers that takes you far no joke. The average employee brings home about 16k a year while my store manager made 80k a year thats no lie do I can only imagine what other higher ups make and thats all off of donations sad. I will not shop, donate or work for this organization ever again.

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Mixed Culture

Answered - Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) - Dock worker

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Helping people with barriers to gain independence and reach their personal goals. Plus having an auction on line provides jobs for people at a low pay but consistent. but a lot of turn overs of employee's.

Answered - E-Commerce / Jeweler Specialist (Former Employee) - Santa Ana, CA

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Team oriented

Answered - SCSEP, Program Manager (Former Employee) - Albuquerque, NM

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Diversified into sectons

Answered - General Worker (Current Employee) - Buffalo, NY

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They preach happy and fun place to work but it's quite the opposite.

Answered - Merchandise Processor/Receiver/Cashier (Former Employee) - Gilbert, AZ

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