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.
Worked as a cashier in a fast paced work environment. Very friendly coworkers . I enjoyed greeting customers and helping them enjoy their shopping experience. I learned how Goodwill helps people in their community
Manager of Vocational Services (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA 17112 – July 18, 2018
Great company, works to support people with disabilities by providing them with the tools to reach their full potential. Although this organization takes a bad wrap it really does bless the most vulnerable people of our society.
Director of Business Services (Current Employee) – SW Florida – July 18, 2018
The mission is admirable but not emphasized in the day-to-day budget focused operation of the business. As long as you make or exceed the bottom line budget expectations, life is good. To make the 'numbers' on a regular basis, too many people toss the Mission out the window.
While the employees at Goodwill are always friendly and somewhat easy to get along with, and the management is for the most part nice and willing to work with you, some of the companies policies are insanely frustrating and make little to no sense. This applies only for KYOWVA Goodwill, as other areas nearby seem to have these problems sorted out. These issues include- A lack of needed fulltime employee positions, such as a full time runner or second dock assistant. Not allowing the daily sale colors to be posted on the door, yet advertising daily that there is a "Sale Today". All but broken, glitchy Point-of-Sale systems, inability to remove an item from a transaction without a manager, inability to shop on days you work, unnecessary mandatory log of every single employee purchase, a manager must be present for you to purchase anything or leave the building, poor organization of employee advancement,inability to allow another coworker to take your shift or trade shifts, late schedule postings, and more. It's a job where some days are super slow, and easy, and totally manageable, and some days are absolutely wild, depressing, and insanely difficult to deal with, but which could be made easier if the local CEO would fix these very basic issues.
Two breaks and a lunch, friendly management and staff
Long shifts, short breaks, too much drama, failing Point-of-Sale system that will crash in the middle of long transactions, limitations on Cashiers
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – July 18, 2018
Upper management does not support or even care about the people who truly make that company and its mission thrive. associates are under paid and upper management is over paid. the common response to that is always "you have to consider the good you are doing for your community" however these same upper management personnel would not dare give up any of their pay for the same cause.
Cashier/Lead Donation Attendant (Former Employee) – Parkland, WA – July 18, 2018
I loved working for goodwill and With its employees. I however took the bus and when They changed their hours to 10pm closing I just couldnt make the bus. Also when minimum wage went up to $11 everyone made that amount and there was going to be no raises.
Work here only if you desperately need a job or dont have a life
Facility Associate 2 (Former Employee) – Moscow, ID – July 18, 2018
Management lied and manipulated workers Manipulated schedule Overworked by working 10 days straight, then one day off, or six days straight with one day off. Management told coworkers in meeting that if you don't like the hours, walk out the door, we can replace you easily.
Overworked, underappreciated, treated like work horse
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Crestwood Ky. – July 18, 2018
Customers Constantly drop Un Sellable Items that require constant Conflict with Customers. Dont go to the Crestwood Ky. Store unless you want to be Totally Disappointed! LOW PAY 9.00/HR.Management wont help to resolve any conflicts.Hard Work and No Pay.No Future in being a Good Employee. I lasted 10 Days and would Never Go Back!
It good for people trying to get their feet on the ground
TEAM MEMBER (Former Employee) – Shawano, WI 54166 – July 18, 2018
A typical day there is either in the back pricing and sorting or out on the floor putting items away. The management was great as long as you did your job, they where understanding of health issues and other things that could slow you down.
The place is relatively laid back depending on which manager is in charge. You get a good discount on personal purchases and meet locals. One of the downsides is that you have to deal with a lot of dust.
Door Staff (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – July 17, 2018
Employees were paid horribly. Working conditions were in an unairconditioned warehouse with only some fans and water to keep employees cool in the heat. More should be done for the employees and the Family Housing Unit they sponsor.
Monday - Friday
President can afford 2 African Safari's in the same summer.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – July 17, 2018
The job was only open for a quilified amount of time I was there for almost 2.6yrs.until I was asked to leave. It was a great place to work if you wanted customer service knowhow that is the place to start at.