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Review for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My time at Goodwill has given me an inner peace. I came to Goodwill to get my life back on track. I caused a lot of destruction before I found Goodwill. But my life here is the exact opposite of where I came from. This place is wonderful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The help Goodwill gives to clients. Now that I’m a manager I try to mentor my employees the same way I was mentored when I first came to Goodwill. Transitional employees, in particular, come in with a little bit of uncertainty. But I tell them there is hope. I get to help people be productive one day at a time. It is so magical to see people realize their dreams.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I really like supervising the six clients and employees who work in my store. They are the hardest working crew in the agency. They put forth a tremendous amount of work and innovation to reach our revenue goals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Several people here at Goodwill have been mentors to me. I especially admire hard workers who have worked their way up into management positions, such as our former president Mary Edington (who started out in the wares department) and our former Director of Community Services David Taylor (who started out working on the docks).

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

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Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Goodwill for giving me a chance to redeem myself and turn my life around.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & I started out as a client 13 years ago and worked my way up. Now I’m the manager of our As-Is store.