Production & Retail Team Lead (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – May 1, 2017
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.
Donor Greeter (Current Employee) – Mobile, AL – February 15, 2018
My experience at Goodwill Easter Seals was not a good working experience. I was under the impression at my interview that i would getting paid more then my previous job. Then the managers there aren't fair then they are very unprofessional. Then they will also cut your hours because of the store business is going good. I worked in the busiest time of the year and still gotten paid 300 every two weeks.
working a goodwill was great for my first time working
Retail Sales Associate trainee (Current Employee) – Albany, GA – February 15, 2018
you clock in on time leave on time.i learned time management is very important.it has a family vibe to it.the hardest part was keeping up with the peoples patter.this was my first job i had so i started of pretty slow but no one held that ageist me they just help motive you to keep going and to work harder.
An opportunity filled job w/learning of cultures and value to inanimate belongingds
Sorter / Cashier / Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – February 15, 2018
I enjoyed working for Goodwill there I learned my nature of diverse multi-tasking and identifying worthy products regardless of media fashionist's opinions. I also learned skilled traits that I haden't learned anywhere else.
Learning and cultural/customer service experience (hands on training)
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Warren, OH – February 15, 2018
Goodwill has an ever changing environment and wonderful staff. The management cares deeply about their staff and it truly shows. Plus great deals on a lot of different things you won't find anywhere else.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Silverdale, WA – February 14, 2018
Cashier work Greet customers Morning prep: vacuum, dust and restock supplies Keep designated areas straightened Help stock if needed Wrap and box all glassware Help customers with any questions and hold items Take care of return items Two 15 minute breaks and 30 minute lunch in an eight hour shift Recover assigned area when not on register Keep fitting rooms running smooth Upper management can be rude to floor employees Scheduled hours can be anytime all seven days of the week
Discount on purchases
Management needs work in appreciating their employees
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – February 14, 2018
Depending on which location you work, you will have a lot of donations at one time. I would suggest working quickly, and learning how to balance tending to the clothes and sorting out other donations. I heard that it's under new management, so that good! When I was working there at the time, I was told by some of the employees working there that other employees left because the managers had a hard time working the employees.
I absolutly loved working at Goodwill. I had the best manager who kept us laughing and even helped out with our work load. Other workers were also good to be around. To me they really cared about our team. I would love to go back if i could.
Goodwill will help you get a job.got lots if cashier experience very quickly, handled high volume of continuous shoppers. This was like boot camp for cashier's.The customers that did business as retail professionals selling and reselling Goodwill items,we're annoying because of always trying to wheel and deal.Give employees incentives to perform well and Excell at what they do. Give them more opportunity to grow.
Processor (Former Employee) – Owensboro, KY – February 14, 2018
I was paid the minimum wage for the state of Kentucky. It was barely enough to get by on. BARELY. I would have stayed at the job if they were at least willing to give people more hours or make people full time.
There were manager and supervisor positions but they paid barely above what I was making and still had about the same amount of hours.
The facility I worked at was also responsible for processing two other stores' inventory. They kept pushing us to do more and more and more but didn't offer raises, bonuses, or more hours for our accomplishments.
Basically, we broke our backs and they kept adding on more work without any sort of compensation.
Material Processor (Current Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – February 14, 2018
This was a great place for me to work. It is a great place to work if you need help transitioning back into the workplace. There are always things to do to keep the store clean and organized and make sure there is always plenty of new items for customers to shop.
E-commerce (Former Employee) – 400 Church Street, Frederick, MD 21793 – February 14, 2018
I had worked from the bottom up at Goodwill of Monocacy Valley for 2 years. I started off working over-time right of the bat. I was giving lots of cross training because I asked for it. This company even sent me out for 4 days for additional training at a different Goodwill in Orange County California to learn about Ecommerce. I had worked in 4 out of their 8 store locations and as well as a starting team member in their now ever expanding ecommerce division at Goodwill of Monocay Valley. In the end I wasn't giving the advancement I was told multiple time I would receive by upper management. I saw new faces coming in and taking higher titles/duties I was told I would receive by managers. I left because I desire advancement in title, pay for the hard work and skill I have shown at my job. If you need a job, in-between job, or job training Goodwill is the place to go. There local job center is nice and in fact I am using it right now. :)
Good starting job, Good inbetween Job, Good training, Competative Pay, Lots of help, good work hours
Poor communitcation skills, lack of advancement, Lots of promises but no dilievery.