Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than a year)
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.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hobbico.
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.
- 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
No negotiation, everything was described as fixed and usual.
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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 ...