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Assistant Store Manager

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Former Employee - Processor, Store Manager Trainee, Assistant Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN (US)
Former Employee - Processor, Store Manager Trainee, Assistant Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN (US)

I worked at Goodwill full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

If you enjoy helping people and don't mind getting dirty

Cons

To cooperate office an employee is just a name. No one will notice if or when you go above and beyond. If you find $ in a donation, put it in your pocket. If you turn it in you will not get any of it and no one will ever say.. thanks for doing your job, we appreciate you. NEVER!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Do not work in a Goodwill Store unless it's your last option.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwill (more than an year)

    Pros

    They do some charitable work that help out people throughout the area. You can be hired on here if you have a criminal background.

    You can move up if you stick around longer than everyone else. Not worth sticking around however because the pay is horrible for everyone.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible at every level. The employee turnover rate is the highest I've ever seen. Everyone is constantly afraid they will get fired, from managers on down. Nobody has the authority to do anything. Everyone is so afraid of doing something wrong no one ever takes responsibility for anything.

    The customers are horrible. Be prepared to clean up excrement from the changing rooms and haggle over a toy selling for a dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people better. More than 3/4 of your employees have second and third jobs and probably 1/4 of those work 80 or more hours a week just to pay the bills.

    Empower them with more responsibility. People care more about a job where they can actually make a difference.

    The economy sucks which means thrift stores like you are expanding rapidly. Take advantage of this opportunity but help your employees out at the same time. A full time employee making 8 dollars an hour cannot pay rent and eat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Good Company, not for me.

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    Former Employee - Donation Attendant in Oceanside, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Donation Attendant in Oceanside, CA (US)

    I worked at Goodwill full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Too much labor, good hours

    Cons

    friendly coworkers, labor intensive, minimum pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let prospective employee know what their getting themselves into.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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