Hobbico Reviews

2.2
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Wayne Hemming
5 Ratings
  • Good entry level organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They try to give back to employees through different employee recognition programs. They also try to be health conscious with an onsite cafeteria that serves healthier options frequently. The ESOP is a great retirement program especially when business is booming. I also liked the 37.5 hour workweek. It made for an easier work/life balance.

    Cons

    Their benefits were terrible. Wages were low, time off was slow to accrue, and insurance was outrageously expensive without basic benefits. Also, there was a big disconnect between leadership and the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the little guy. Don't be afraid to reward individual performance. People will work harder if they feel recognized.


Hobbico Interviews

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Interview Difficulty

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    Product Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hobbico.

    Interview

    I had to contact them a few times after I submitted my application to check the status. From interview to hire was about one month. The interviewer seemed very distant, aloof and did not seem to take notes. Perhaps this was a well dressed formality.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were few and not very challenging. Basic idea was to feel out the interviewee and it felt a bit cold. The most difficult question: Do you have a hobby or will you be into "the Hobby" at any point?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, everything was described as fixed and usual.

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Website www.hobbico.com
Headquarters Champaign, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Hobbico, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products – in fact, the largest model hobby company in the world – and, 100% Employee-Owned. Hobbico is engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of thousands of hobby products including radio-control and general hobby products. Our merchandise includes a wide variety of radio-control models from cars and boats to airplanes and helicopters. In the general hobby category, we offer plastic model kits, rockets, road race sets, die-cast models, model trains, jigsaw ... More

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