Hobby Lobby Co Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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Co-Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Hobby Lobby.

Interview

Interview was okay but found out after I was brought on that I was actually ready to be on-boarded 1 month earlier but was delayed so that I would not receive a partial year bonus. Told to me by my first district manager on my 3 day on the job.

Interview Questions

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Other Interview Reviews for Hobby Lobby

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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
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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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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very extensive , over three months starting with online app then a number of tele interviews followed by an online assessment test running about two hours then a face to face with recruiter covering over two hrs at which I felt went well but after taking offer I have doubts that my recruiter knows the true reality of what actually is going on in these stores. I was quoted average work week of 55 hrs except holidays but in reality is 65+ and at no time was I told that I would be required to work 7:30am to 10:pm with no chance to grab a meal let alone to use the restroom. Ether my recruiter is naive or bs artist.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Pretty straight forward as for salary and bonus

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    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hobby Lobby in February 2014.

    Interview

    Pretty much just a phone interview and a face to face interview with a recruiter. While i was in the store for my interview with the recruiter I walked the store with the store manager as well. The delivery from the store manager and how life is was far from the reality once you start working there. I guess that goes along with the politically correct delivery when you are around corporate officials.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic situation questions, leadership style, weaknesses, what you need to improve on in your opinion, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as I had recently been laid off from a closing retailer, however I since have found out that you can negotiate salary, bonus, AND vacation time. Definitely negotiate vacation time as you do NOT get any for your first year!

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    Received an email within a week asking to set up a phone interview. Recruiter was pleasant and the questions were basic in nature Based on the questions and comments from the recruiter it's obvious that they are looking for young people with a desire to be relocatable at will. Not what I was looking for.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    Very long process to go through. It took eight weeks to finally have a face-to-face interview. You go through a phone interview, then they ask for a minimum of seven (7) references. Then, they ask you to do an assessment test (which takes up to two hours to take). After that, then you may have a chance to interview. My interview took three hours.

    Interview Questions

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    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Hobby Lobby in October 2013.

    Interview

    Easy interview if you are willing to relocate. I did, to odessa, tx.. Not able to relocate, and the interview would of ended. We walked store, talked about their processes and expectations. Talked about their use of ipads to order. Never talked about how many daily hours you woyld work or how many open to close shifts.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Easy

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakeland, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Hobby Lobby (Lakeland, FL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    a long and dragged out process. you have to apply first, then you have a phone interview. After that you have to send out an assessment to about 10 people to do a quick survey on you and your experience regarding the position. Then you have to do a test that's similar to a standardized one. Then you do your actual interview which in it self is a process..

    Interview Questions

    • They asked if I knew it was a Christian based company which made me feel uncomfortable.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    you should try to get 2 weeks vacation from the start which is easy. and id fight for every dollar because raises are once a year based on evaluation.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview

    When you apply have to wait for an initial phone interview. If they like you then you go to a second interview with HR. If HR likes you interview with one of the store managers. They also give you an overview of what is required to do. If they like you the call you about a week later with an offer. The whole process takes about a month to month and a half.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something that you need to improve on? Why are you leaving you current job? Why Hobby Lobby?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They have a salary range. They usually stay in that range that is not very wide.

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