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795 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.1Recommendation: 47%
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795 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.1 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

341 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 384 reviews.

This is great awesome opportunity

3.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Purchasing at Easter Seals Goodwill Nd, Inc. in Mandan, ND at the time of review.

What I like

This is a great opportunity learned so much

What I dislike

Being the only black one I’m stared at

Suggestions for improvement

Racial training it’s like people are trying so hard not to be racist or bias


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it was a good company to work for

3.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Administration at Easter Seals Goodwill Nd, Inc. in Mandan, ND at the time of review.

What I like

employees get along with everyone

What I dislike

the jobs can be a bit stressful sometimes you need to be on your feet a long time and that can be tiresome the pay is not great but there are some perks to the job

Suggestions for improvement

we need to discuss what is happening in the world today so there will be an understanding about it


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Management is awful at the St Cloud store i busted my but at work and the management said my customer service was flat.

2.4
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at goodwill in Saint Cloud at the time of review.

What I like

Learned alot

What I dislike

Management

Suggestions for improvement

Quit criticizing emplyees the image problem was ridiculous. I did appreciate the opputunity to work for goodwill but the employees at this particular store were awful. Management was more concerned about perfectionism and bounderies than teaching . yes i was taught alot but i felt left out of certain jobs that i could have been taught as others were taught them.

Company Culture

Pattern of abuse by employees at this store. Called a freak, ungly i reported it but was told to brush it off.

Company Image

More focus on image than employee happiness

Work-Life Balance

The whole company acts like its a privlage to work there .

Career Development

Retail

Handicapped Accessibility

They hired alot of folks who disabled and the store was one story. Had handicapped accessible doors

Overall compensation for your work

Minimum wage

Inclusive / Diverse

The company includes in things but be very cateful who you tell things to because it gets around

Environmental Friendliness

They had latex gloves at first for cleaning then coronavirus showed up then it was vinal gloves. Latex allergy

Workplace Safety

Safety was okay

Teamwork

Other employees help to make themselves look good in front of management then talk about behimd your back

Attitude towards older colleagues

Aside from being called names by select employees it was fine

Support from management

Your on your own because alot of times management was not available to answer questions

Office / Work Environment

The work environment was stressful dealing with customers demands that you frop important tasks and cater to them only. I loved the customers but i was busy all the time.

Challenging Work

I liked the variety of work given

Job Security

Dead end retail job

Internal Communication

Communication was ok but was constantly asked what i was doing all the time.

Gender Equality

This area was fine no issue

Freedom to work independently

This is exactly what i enjoyed I was on my own alot. I saw others being trained in things that i could have or should have been trained in

Profit Profit Profit

3.1
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at goodwill in Glendale.

What I like

Nothing comes to mind.

What I dislike

It's a money machine.

Suggestions for improvement

Allow employees to donate their expertise to save hundreds of items from the landfill.

Company Culture

You will be treated as if you are lucky to work there.

Company Image

The purpose of this company is to make management and executive lots of money (profit).

Work-Life Balance

No two days off in a row.

Career Development

Do you own learning/training.

Overall compensation for your work

Minimum wage.

Environmental Friendliness

Perfectly good stuff shoved into the trash compactor.

Workplace Safety

You likely won't get hurt TOO bad.

Teamwork

Average

Attitude towards older colleagues

As life goes by, we get older and weaker, and weaker. And then we expire.

Support from management

"Are you on break? What are you doing?"

Office / Work Environment

Dirty. Dangerous.

Challenging Work

It is merely hard work. No brains required.

Freedom to work independently

Teamwork only.


Handicapped Accessibility

Inclusive / Diverse

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Is a good company as with all companies there are not so good things they promote caring about clients/staff well being

3.3
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Distribution/sales at Goodwill of Central Iowa in Johnston, IA.

What I like

Customers, fast paced, alots to do

What I dislike

Wont do anything to prevent customers stealing but will employees. Retail director is not pleasent if you quit they ban you from being rehired

Suggestions for improvement

Listen to your employees ask how you can help

Company Culture

Culture was ok

Work-Life Balance

Poor schedules they say flexible but its flexible to the store needs you can work 10days straight before a day off always under staffed

Career Development

Always room for advancement

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is good for thirft shop

Inclusive / Diverse

Good although some stores have people from the retail training program stuck doing 1 job instead of ulitizing their full capabilitys of what they were taught

Environmental Friendliness

Recycle alot

Teamwork

Corp people dont spend enough time in stores to see what works or dont think all stores shall work the same and reach the same goals

Attitude towards older colleagues

Ok i guess

Support from management

Eye rolls flat tires when issue rises

Office / Work Environment

No air conditioning in donation area forced to sweat and no drinks allowed

Challenging Work

Challenging dealing with rude customers, completeing goals on busy days

Job Security

Nobodys cares if you unexpectedly quit your having issues they wont call and see whats wrong not even from dependable loyal employees

Internal Communication

Horrible its like the telephone game if important email went out and your absent forget it you wont know until something happens that shouldnt have

Gender Equality

Good with gender

Freedom to work independently

Forced to work independently expected to do your work plus catch up your failing coworkers duties


Company Image

Handicapped Accessibility

Workplace Safety

The job is nice. The pay was okay for the area but youre still living paycheck to paycheck. You get a full schedule fast

3.8
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Easter Seals Goodwill Nd, Inc. in Mandan, ND.

What I like

Back office is really nice. The pay was okay for the location but you’re driving a lot so the drivetime Pay is crap. You get a full schedule fast and the clients really count on you so the job can really get demanding

What I dislike

Caregivers with kids need help too. Things go wrong with baby sitters and friends so the need some time too

Suggestions for improvement

Nothing. The company is great. They just need more chances.


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Goodwill of North Georgia wants to be known as best employer to work for, NOT!

1.9
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked in Administration at Goodwill of North Georgia, Inc. in Decatur, GA at the time of review.

What I like

Co-workers

What I dislike

Attitude towards lower level managers and staff.

Suggestions for improvement

Try actually listening to people who have managed millions in business as to what needss to change.

Company Culture

Says one thing operates as dictatorship!

Company Image

People see that the company is being money driven.

Work-Life Balance

SIx days per week, was hired for five day work week and 45 hours max.

Career Development

Was told before accepting position that after 90 days would be eligible to transfer to any department, not true, new policy is one year.

Overall compensation for your work

Amount of work required is not commensurate with salary

Teamwork

Internal teams at store level operate well, corporate intenities do not!

Support from management

Again, there way or the highway!

Challenging Work

Expectations are way to high and not achievable!

Job Security

Right now with changes, feels like we are being pushed out!

Internal Communication

There way or the highway!


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He is a very very very hard work & works very very awesome & helps others out & organize & brings stuff & set up stuff

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties, Inc. in Sandusky, OH at the time of review.

What I like

i enjoy very very thing

What I dislike

i love very very thing

Suggestions for improvement

All is good awesome awesome

Company Culture

Awesome

Company Image

Awesome

Work-Life Balance

Awesome

Career Development

Awesome

Handicapped Accessibility

Awesome

Overall compensation for your work

Awesome

Inclusive / Diverse

Awesome

Environmental Friendliness

Awesome

Workplace Safety

Awesome

Teamwork

Awesome

Attitude towards older colleagues

Awesome

Support from management

Awesome

Office / Work Environment

Awesome

Challenging Work

Awesome

Job Security

Awesome

Internal Communication

Awesome

Gender Equality

Awesome

Freedom to work independently

Awesome

Enjoyed the fast pace and good communication with management

3.3
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Distribution/sales at Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. in Marinette, WI.

What I like

Enjoyed interacting with customers and co workers

What I dislike

The points system for punctuality

Suggestions for improvement

Have a floater401 k match added to benefitsBetter health care plan


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Goodwill was tiring and unfulfilling.

3.0
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Production at Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. in Marinette, WI.

What I like

I liked getting employee discounts and I made some friends there.

What I dislike

Management attitudes and negative reinforcement.

Suggestions for improvement

Better pay and healthcare for your employees.


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