Hobby Lobby
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www.hobbylobby.com Oklahoma City, OK 5000+ Employees

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Crochet Needles Under My Fingernails is Better Than This

Cashier (Current Employee)
Fairlawn, OH

ProsMost 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

ConsManagers 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 Senior ManagementAn 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dishonest about job expectations and work requirements in the Art Department at Hobby Lobby Corp.

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

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


    Pros: - Wide range of projects - Great co-workers - Top of the… Cons: Expectations not clearly defined, high turn-over, unstable department, and lack of communication. Micro-managed with each project but the result is still not satisfactory, blame goes… Advice to Senior Management: Provide proper training to all management and design team, work together to make it a success instead of scrapping it and starting over. You should… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Retail hell at its best...

    Warehouse (Former Employee)
    Lombard, IL

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


    Pros: A lot of cool stuff for sale. Cons: Terrible management Low salary Terrible working conditions No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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