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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place to shop and to work; The pay is on par for what they expect.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Department Head in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Department Head in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    First thing, if you want to know a lot about the history/plan of The Hobby Lobby, the book by Mr. Green is very informative and also transparent, which all Christians are called to be. The company has a very rigid structure and VERY demanding work ethic, but make no mistake, that's what WORK is. They perform mass hires at a store opening, and experience matters. But an opening is very tough work, and if you show up to work you will be rewarded. A majority of people start at part time, then are rewarded full time based on effort. There is a reason for this, because they weed out all the people looking for a free ride, and if you are one of them, you won't be there long. The pay is amazing for part time retail, it is now up to 10.00 hr, and full time starts at 15.00 hr. No one else pays that, due to the company having a very smart and efficient retail process that I have never seen before, so they believe in putting it back into their employees. The benefits are as good as anywhere else, and there is personal time and vacation time to be made.

    Cons

    Sadly, part timers are at the mercy of schedule, used wherever management sees fit, but if you can stand it and have an open availability you will be rewarded. The only other negative to part time is no accrued vacation time OR sick time, and they do not offer benefits of any kind to part timers. They are very much a seasonal store and the merchandise rotates very quickly, some items never to be seen again. The problem is it can be very difficult to learn what items go where.
      As far as full timers go, in the months of September-December, you will be extremely busy and will work long hours due to the tremendous sales that happen. Christmas trees get shipped in around July! Most of the management teams will expect you to work longer without much notice, and as far as the term of work/family life goes, you wont have as much family time during the Christmas season as you would like. They very much expect the best from you and to be very committed. It can be very difficult to move up in the company if you are not willing to relocate, as the turnover rate is high and stores are always opening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any company is only as good as it's employees. While a majority of people you will find are honest and have integrity, there is in every company a few people that will have their own interests in mind and strive for that instead of the good of the group. I have seen managers come and go in the 3 years with the company AND store. I have heard that one RVP or higher employee say "Managers should be treating employees as if they were their personal congregation" Great words from someone with the right mind frame, sadly not all managers will do this. My advice to managers, is that YOU are just as responsible to your employees as we are to you, the golden rule applies. In the end, you will get out of your employees what you are willing to put into them.

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Hobby Lobby Interviews

Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    Department Head Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Hobby Lobby.

    Interview Details

    walked in and filled out an application, they called for an interview before i made it home and set it up for the following day. pretty standard interview. offered the job during this time. The manager was a bit difficult to talk to which was more his personality, not anything to do with the company. Started monday the following week. Training was pretty rushed and not much direction given. Sink or swim. Had to learn from other employees or just figure things out on my own.

    Interview Questions
    • not too difficult. hardest question was when i was asked to give examples of times i demonstrated different qualities they were looking for....just caught me off guard and i had to remember or make up something. other than that pretty easy!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    they called after the interview and i accepted. came to work the beginning of the next week.
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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.hobbylobby.com
Headquarters Oklahoma City, OK
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

If something wicker this way comes, Hobby Lobby Stores may be the source. The firm operates about 465 stores in some 40 states and sells arts and crafts supplies, baskets, beads, candles, frames, home-decorating accessories, and silk flowers. It also has operations in China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and it is the #3 craft and fabric retailer (behind Michaels Stores and Jo-Ann Stores). Sister companies Crafts, Etc! and Hemispheres supply Hobby Lobby stores with merchandise, received from its Oklahoma distribution facility. CEO David Green, who owns the company with... More

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