Hancock Fabrics

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Steven R. Morgan
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    I like my job very much!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cutter/Stocker
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cutter/Stocker

    I have been working at Hancock Fabrics part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My store manager is fantastic. She finds ways to help me and the other employees sell Designer Deals and whatever product incentive there is. She makes sure that all employees carry the workload evenly. If there is one aspect of your job that you enjoy more than another she tries to accomodate you and the others so that you find maximum joy while at work. She doesn't allow poor sportsmanship (so to speak) or bad attitudes without addressing the issue immediately. Our store is very blessed to have her as the store manager. I hope she never leaves!

    Cons

    Salary could sure use improvement. The Designer Deal and product incentives are shoved down our throat and in turn we are pressured by those over the store manager to sell them or face consequeces. I find that to be very unfortunate because without that element in the equation my job would be near perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hancock Fabrics needs to realize that rural areas such as ours will not sell D.D.'s as well as larger cities where people purchase larger quantities of fabric and have more resources. The trickle down effect of "punishment" for not selling these programs is demeaning. I think Hancock Fabrics needs to realize that customers are smarter than they think. Most are quite leery of these kinds of programs and will not purchase them. If they do purchase a D.D. then they go right home and cancel. In addition, we are pressured to reduce the use of the coupons in the flyer and if too many are used then we are accused of "abusing" the coupons. Don't print them if you don't want people using them. If you don't want stores to hand out your flyers, don't send them to the individual stores. It's crazymaking! Hand them out to increase sales and advertising but discourage the use of coupons is completely counterproductive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Hancock Fabrics Interviews

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Cashier/Cutter/Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Hancock Fabrics in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was having conversation with manager while shopping in the store and mentioned I was looking for employment. She ask me to fill out application - she was needing part time help. At her request I returned a couple of days later to fill out application. We talked about the position. She was friendly and it was very casual - she was waiting on customers while we talked.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay and too few hours.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.hancockfabrics.com
Headquarters Baldwyn, MS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Company - Public (HKFI)
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Through careful piecing and pinning, Hancock Fabrics has become a leading nationwide fabric chain (far behind Jo-Ann Stores). The company caters to customers (mostly women) who sew by offering fabrics, crafts, sewing machines, and accessories through some 265 stores (down from more than 400 five years ago) in about three dozen states. It also sells merchandise online. To compensate for the waning popularity of sewing clothes, the company has expanded its selection of craft and home decorating products, including drapery and upholstery fabrics and home accent pieces... More

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