Goodwill Industries
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Fun Work Place
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.
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great teamwork
Cons
stressful at times
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The good part of this job for me is that I learned a lot about the value of the merchandise and I kept myself busy all the time, there is always somet
The bad thing is that there are the same coworkers, who do not want to see you improve, they put a trap for me, where it seemed that I was guilty of not following work rules, and they discharge me out of work without a warning letter, they were unfair to me
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Workplace where I did not earn enough money with good books
While engaging, and able to sell items at minimal expense to the local down on their luck community, it was not too much different than working for the J.C. Pennies at the Tyson's Corner Shopping Mall in Tyson's One, at the Learner property located there.
Pros
I was able to discuss the difference between the Koran and the Bible with a co-worker.
Cons
I had to work late at night, and then had to take one type of prescription medication.
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Diverse and growing community inside and outside employment
A typical day at work consists of lots of hanging clothes and putting away items everyday to reach the daily goal. Many regulars will come in and always leave satisfied as a famly member would leaving from visiting their family's home.
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I wouldn't work there if I were you
As a team excluding the managers Goodwill is a great company but the managers do not treat each other equally they let the part time people go home early keep the employees just been there since opening stay I don't recommend them but to each his own
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Working at goodwill
Ive had good experience working for Goodwill mangers & coworkers teated me very well meet a-lot of good people while being employee would suggest friends work there full time or part time
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Low level employees were great. Managers were trash
They want too much for $11 an hour at Glebe site. When the general manager jumped ship the whole store went rogue. Managers got out of control with their power. Making rules up as they go along for. Illegal searches to dress code violations. Too many jobs out there for much better pay. Happy the Napoleon midget manager got me fired. I'm in a much better place for much more pay.
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Diverse friendly coworkers
Cons
Low wages and the loud mouth midget
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It’s a very easy to get the hang of working at goodwill
The job was very easy to understand after a week or so and very relaxed but sometimes high paced and working there was very tiring but very easy because there was always something to be doing
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Poor Management
Management does not value their employees. Expectations are set to high and help is never given when needed. When pointing out problems management does not follow through.
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Goodwill? Nothing Good about Goodwill but inconsistency with management & a poor working enviroment
Goodwill always has a high turn over rate... Management is unprofessional, unpredictable & unproductive... I worked at the busiest Goodwill in the DMV on Glebe Rd. I also worked double shifts outside in the heat as a donation attendant... But eventually I quit. I was never appreciated for my hard work & dedication to the company.
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Productive and lots a fun place workplace to work
I have worked for Goodwill for 6 years and it was great one of the best place to work If I ever get the chance to work I will work for Goodwill again because it is a great opportunity to meet new people and help other.
Pros
you get discount on anything you buy
Cons
so much you can learn
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Good job
I liked workong there alot. Fast paste. Good energy. Needs patience and strong personality to offer great customer service. Was a clean environment despite it being a goodwill.
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Going downhill fast
I used to love to work for Goodwill. The mission is amazing and I miss the culture we had 10 years ago. The environment has been stressful for years, but it's getting much worse under new leadership. Everyone is jumping ship because the stress is unmanageable and expectations are completely unrealistic. It's burn out or leave before you do.
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The hardest part of the job
The job is very unprofessional and stressful. Managers are rude to people. Coworkers treat disabled people like Badly. When you run out of gaylords we dump all of you stuff in the trash can.
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Rude managers
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It's not worth it.
I enjoyed a few of my coworkers, yet being a Donation Attendant was hectic, unorganized, and stressful. This company does not care about its employees
Pros
Good benefits, nice coworkers, pto, flexible schedule
Cons
Stressful environment, management does not care about employees, lack of organization, failure to implement policies
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Work is very demanding.............It is high pace. I would like to my pay to reflect the hard work and dedication I show everyday. Management could use a better method of coaching as well.
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Mission Driven
Goodwill Industries International prides itself of serving its member organizations and creating opportunities for them to have the funding, tools and resources to best serve the communities. If you are seeking an opportunity to stretch and grow your skills this is the place for you. No slackers here.
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Customer service
I learned enough retail that dealing with customers is ok. One has to learn how to approach the situation if escalated. Once you pass that, life isn't too hard.
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fast paced work environment, great benefits
Fast paced, work environment, great benefits, team environment with a good mix of independent work. Mission advancement positions are mainly grant funded so they are temporary jobs.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
lack of transparency
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Great non profit
The culture at Goodwill Industries International was terrific when I worked at the office in Rockville MD. It included a diverse selection of people, a sense of humor and a sense of inclusion. I left the company with work related friends and support that I have not had from other employers.
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Collaborative, diverse co-workers
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productive and fun place to work.
I enjoyed working for goodwill, because it allowed me to gain a all around experience in customer service. I was able to achieve employee of the month two times since being there. Plus the management team was able to give effective knowledge on how they wanted the work done. Co workers were very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was I didn't want to go home.
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It will make you more affective.
Cons
short breaks
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3.6
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60%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

40%would recommend to other women

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