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Nice Place to work at

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Former Employee - Shipping  in  West Bend, WI
Former Employee - Shipping in West Bend, WI

I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time for more than a year

Pros

very laid back nice place to work

Cons

too much management turnover here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give your employees a chance to train you

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I got a discount on crafts and fabrics.

    Cons

    Standing long hours and using old cash machines that made many errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Crochet Needles Under My Fingernails is Better Than This

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Fairlawn, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fairlawn, OH

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most coworkers are decent people
    Sundays off
    Store closes at 8:00
    15% employee discount, can be combined with sales discounts
    Decent starting pay
    Make schedules for several weeks in advance

    Cons

    Managers couldn't be bothered to tell you anything important until you've messed up... and then you get written up for a mistake you didn't know existed.
    No trial period for new employees; if you mess up big on day one, you get written up.
    Customers frequently try to argue with you about sales prices, even though the signs and flyers say, bluntly, what is and is not on sale. And then they act as though it's your fault that fragrance oils are not 50% off, even though the candles are, even though they're sitting with the candles, and even though they get rung out under the 'candle' section.
    The managers play favorites. A lot. And the favorites get away with murder; they can stand around socializing without doing a single thing during their shift, they can wander the store and totally ignore customers, and yet the managers are buddy-buddy with these people, so no disciplinary action is taken.
    Don't expect a raise.
    The company tends to preach a lot. There are even Bible passages in the employee handbook. Come on guys, save it for church.
    As with any position that deals with the public, you get your share of nice people, and you get your meanies too: a lot of grumpy old people that somehow got out of the home, some uppity wealthier types who talk down to you, and serious crafters with no social lives - and no social skills as a result. Just try to laugh it off.
    No scanners; we must enter the price by hand, remember an item's department of origin, and determine whether or not it's on sale. It gets easier in time, but it's still tedious.
    If a manager doesn't like you, or is mad at you, they sometimes schedule you to close every night, rather than rotate people fairly.
    Straight pay; if you're asked to stay late, you do not get time-and-a-half wages. An extra nine dollars an hour is not worth the agony of remaining at that store for any longer than is necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An employee works harder and cares more when they know that they're doing well; instead of criticizing their every movement, how about paying a compliment? This goes for all managers, everywhere.
    You need to train new employees and tell them things they need to know before they mess up.
    Be patient with employees. There's a lot to remember at Hobby Lobby.
    Stop playing favorites; it breeds deadweight employees and causes resentment among others. You hired them to do a job, and that is, technically, what they are there for. So make them do that job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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