Hancock Fabrics

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Hancock Fabrics Reviews

65 Reviews
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65 Reviews
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Steven R. Morgan
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    Has potential!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Hancock Fabrics part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fellow employees are knowledgable about many aspects of the fabric world and we depend on each other's knowledge. Staff is always willing to share ideas with customers and learn new ideas from the customers. Customers are generally very pleasant. Part time positions are available giving employes time with family. My co workers are very willing to share responsibilities so that jobs get done.

    Cons

    Need a better internal communication system, pertaining to the particular needs of our store, in order to be more productive. Assigning task after the employee has been trained would be more productive than "figure it out as you go along". The store needs a good cleaning by a professional cleaning company. The floors have never been mopped! The bathroom facilities are cleaned by the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow stores to be individualized in some areas of operation. Small communities with steady clientele can not move Designer Deals and repeat contest items at the same rate larger, centrally located stores can. Some parts of the country are dealing with droughts, changing demographics, high unemployment, etc. and employees at these location should not be threatened with lose of hours/job for not meeting standards on Designer Deals, contest items, preferred cards, etc. It would be nice if more hours were given to stores so that customer service does not have to suffer because all employees are stocking, do price changes, etc. Quality time must be spent with the customer if you expect them to become "regulars".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Hancock Fabrics Interviews

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014

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    Cashier/Cutter/Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Suwanee, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suwanee, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Hancock Fabrics in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I inquired about an application on a whim while shopping at Hancock Fabrics as I am a frequent shopper at this particular store and I really enjoy the store's environment. I returned the application and sat down for an interview with the store manager the next day. The interview process was very straightforward as were the questions asked. I filled out some hiring paperwork that day despite not yet having the job - the manager needed to speak with his assistant manager before completing the hiring process. Several days later, I filled out the rest of the paperwork (such as direct deposit information) and I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were very straightforward - the hardest thing asked would be a standard such as "what are your weaknesses?"   Answer Question
    Accepted 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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