Hobby Lobby Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    I had to call and check the status of my applications. I applied and never heard anything. I called the corporate office the lady I spoke to was nice. She forwarded my information to the proper recruiter. He called me at an unscheduled time and interviewed me. . Of course it was just because I called the corporate office because he was just going through the motion.

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    • General interview questions   1 Answer
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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hobby Lobby (Abilene, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, and I was called back a few days later to do a phone interview. That went really well! Then I had to do a reference survey with 10 people. After that I had a VERY extensive assessment test, 5 pages long. Once this was approved, I was contacted to do a face to face interview. I have done a lot of interviews as a hiring manager myself, and I have never had an experience where an interviewer downplays his company to discourage you from being interested. He mentioned long hours, lack of technology, physical work, no home life or work balance. Normally I would think you play up the strengths of your company, but the focus I felt was more on the downside. Despite this, the interview went great until we went over the assessment scores in which the interviewer said I did great on the interview, but failed the assessment. He went on to say that there must be something wrong with me because others did better on the test than I did. To me, I felt he insinuated I was stupid and it was a humiliating experience. If I didn't do well on the assessment, why even call me in for the interview? I understand the importance of the testing, but I think it's very unprofessional to insult an applicant. As a customer I really enjoy shopping in their stores, but I have to say I was left very discouraged by this experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Working long hours is part of what we do. Can you work 60 to 80 hours a week and still have a balanced home and work life?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Craft Designer (Corporate) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hobby Lobby (Oklahoma City, OK) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Let me start this by saying this is not my first rodeo. I have worked for a fortune 500 company, small mom-and-pop operations, an internet start-up, publicly traded companies, and modest 50-person companies. In my 12 years in the workforce, I have interviewed with roughly 10 companies - some of which extended me a job offer, and others that didn't.
    The interview process was both lengthy, slow, and frustrating. A lot was asked of me, the applicant- time, money, and stress.
    The application for the Craft Designer position called for 12-16 work samples, which I provided along with my resume. About a week after submitting my resume, I got an email from a recruiter who scheduled a screening call. She ask me to pick a time were I had 45 minutes of free time. During our call, I was asked a set of roughly 30 questions that pertained to my skills, work experience, personality, and preferences. Next, she explained to meet that the next step in the process would be for me to do an at home test project. The call took an hour and fifteen minutes.
    Fast forward to two weeks later, I drove to the corporate office to pick up the test project. I had exactly three days to complete it, and it included the following four projects: 1) decorate a picture frame, 2) make some jewelry, 3) embroidery a sample, and 4) create a banner. They provided me with all of the materials, although I was told to buy a hot glue gun, scissors and a pencil to use.
    After I completed and turned in the project, I got another email from the recruiter about a week later asking if I could come in for a first interview and on-site test project. She told me I would have a group interview with assistant managers, and complete a 2 hour project. I arrived, and was led into a room with the four assistant managers, and a recruiter who facilitated the interview. They had pinned my test projects to a board. The recruiter would read the questions from the four-page packet, and I would answer them. The questions were the same questions from my first screening call, plus a few more. The assistant managers added in questions of their own, too. They were all beyond kind and made me feel very comfortable. The interview took about two hours. When it was complete, I was lead to a desk that was equipped with materials and was told to do three projects. I was given exactly two hours, and was escorted out by an HR associate when I was finished. I followed up with each of the assistant managers by sending hand-written thank-you notes, thanking them for their time and for allowing me to learn more about the company.
    About a week later, I was contacted by the same recruiter, who scheduled a second interview with me scheduled two weeks later. She explained to me I would have another group interview, this time with the department managers, and then I would be given a tour of the facility. I drove to the office, and was lead into the same meeting room. Sitting around the table were three managers, another recruiter, and then the same recruiter who had facilitated the first interview. My on-site test projects were pinned to the board, along with my take-home projects from the first interview. The recruiter proceeded to ask me the same questions from the 4-5 page packet. This time, however, the managers seemed cold, spoke very little, made no eye contact, and seemed to be checking their watches for the majority of the interview. about 40 minutes into the interview, one of the managers said the group would have to leave soon for a prior engagement, so we would need to "wrap things up." The recruiter asked if they had any questions for me, and they did. And honestly, I felt as if they were grilling me. I totally understand that probing questions are just part of the interview process, but I kind of felt like I was being asked to defend myself, my work, and my work experience. I also felt as though the managers had made up their mind about me before I had even arrived to the interview.
    And because the meeting was cut short, I was never actually able to present to them my test-project. The managers left, and the kind recruiter apologized on their behalf for having to cut the interview short. Another recruiter met me at the door and led me on a 10 minute tour of the facility.
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    Interview Questions

    • There was a packet of questions (yes, I did say packet) of about 4-5 pages. Each page had roughly 8-9 questions. I felt like I was being grilled, rather than interviewed. I wouldn't have minded it as much, but these same questions were asked in BOTH group interviews and the initial screening call. And while I appreciate their thoroughness, the job I was applying for was entry-level with a rather meek salary. I felt as though I was being vetted for a executive-level position.   Answer Question
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    Apply in person with a paper application. Received a call to come in for an interview within the week. I was unable to go for an interview so I declined the offer.

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    Full Time Office Or Framing Area Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hobby Lobby (Nashville, TN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very courteous, honest and interested in what my needs and interests were. Interviewer told me how their hiring process worked since I was applying at a new store to be opening soon. He gave me options to consider, told me the wages for part and full time employees and answered any questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of position I was interested in and my experience.   Answer Question
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Hobby Lobby (Killeen, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I got a phone call and they told me come in for a assessment. The assessment was about math, which I completed quite easily. There was no time limit and the math questions dealt with basic arithmetic and percents. I was contacted days later for the interview which went quite well and I'm hoping they get back to me.

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    Office Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Hiring event for new store opening. Advertised that they were seeking office help as well as cashiers and department employees. Arrived at hiring event to fined out they were in fact not looking for office help. Did not proceed with interview.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hobby Lobby in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on line and appox 3 days I received a call from a recruitor to set up time for phone interview. Two days later I had phone interview and was told if I was considered would get call for face interview. Received call about week later for face interview. Did 10 references plus test on line. Passed them would have face interview. Had face interview and was told I would hear something in 3 to 5 days. It's.been almost 3 weeks and email or response if I got position or not...:( really wanted to work for them

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    I got a phone call from Hobby Lobby and they asked me which day and time would be best for me to come interview.

    I got there and sat down with the manager at his office.

    I took a short math test, since I was applying for cashier position.

    There was the standard sorts of questions about "what are your skills and experiences" and "what are your weaknesses" "what do you bring to the team"
    The manager was very interested in making sure I'd had experience in retail before, and was able to learn and react to different situations.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why should I hire you instead of anyone else who applied"   Answer Question
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    Set Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hobby Lobby in March 2014.

    Interview

    It was a very long process - about a month - with 3 different interviews AFTER the initial phone interview. One was a sit down interview, the second was sit down and styling, the third was just styling. What made the styling part of the interview difficult was there was little direction and little to no resources.

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