Hobbico Reviews

7 Reviews
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Wayne Hemming
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    New employee, excited for a rewarding ride.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Hobbico full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am new to the company and very excited with a lot of the changes that are in the works. More than half of the employees have been here for 20 years or more, which is very impressive (and usual in today's age). They have realized that they need to stay current and fresh and are currently reevaluating a lot of things in order to take the company to the next level. Everyone is very nice and willing to work hard together. There is a great "boot camp" experience that provides a good glimpse into each of the different departments (although its exhausting, its well worth the time).

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of red tape, but it seems like it is just a matter of learning how to work within and around it.

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Hobbico Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Hobbico in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was very smooth and relatively quick. About a week after applying, I received a phone call to come in for an interview. From what I understand, a face-to-face interview for the first meeting is unusual, but this was done because I was a local candidate. I met with the person who would be my supervisor and HR. It went very well. I was then brought back for a longer interview with several senior level people and the president. I was also given a tour of the facility. They were very open to all of my questions and had a lot of great questions for me. I received a phone call a few days after the final interview and was asked to come back for one last meeting. This was so they could provide the offer in person. There was some negotiation and then I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question came from the president himself. He asked me what my dream position was and after I gave a politically correct answer, he asked it again to try to get me to really answer it. I gave the best, most truthful answer I could.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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...
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