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left me with a bad feeling about the company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

there were some good people that worked there, but very clicky.

Cons

never felt like the company realy cared about the employees

Disapproves of CEO

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    Christian Craft Store

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Closed on Sunday, so employees are assured that day off. 15% Employee discount. The work environment felt "honest". Co-workers were extremely skilled in the Frame, Art and Textile departments. Creative joy helping customers address projects.

    Cons

    Hobby Lobby did not offer benefits except the 15% discount to PT employees. I can not comment on full time benefits. The overall workforce including the store manager had a repressed film like a cloudy day.

    They throw away a mind-blowing amount of matt board! Management did not care about the waste!

    It is interesting that in my observation; they all looked exactly alike- Hobby Lobby regional and/or corporate visitors--- White male, middle aged, not of athletic build, greying short hair, pressed long sleeve shirt, tie and never friendly looking.

    Department Manager in Fine Art earned $10.00 hr. New hire Professional Picture Framer earned $7.50-$8.00 hr.

    The bathroom always had a plumbing issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please donate matt board to schools and organizations who will use them, or package it and sell as bulk (as you do the custom frames). The waste could be used by school art departments right in town, your future customers.

    Consider raising wages to ABOVE a living wage. Take time to notice that you have good employees, look at the cashiers, fabric cutters, framers, stockers. I was sad to see my paycheck.

    Hire an actor if you must to pose as corporate with a sparkle in his/her eye and a smile to pass through all the stores to add the missing link.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Co Manager Hours- Not worth it

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    Former Employee - Co Manager in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Warwick, RI

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, easy to advance, work can be fun.

    Cons

    The hours they expect out of the Co Managers is too much. I was drawn to Hobby Lobby because of their Christian values, which I admire and respect. Unfortunately, I was working 60+ hours a week, and did not have the time to spend with my family. This put a big strain on my family life, therefore I had to quit. I would still be working for them had I had a schedule of 45 hrs. This is the only downfall of the company that I experienced. Although we got every Sunday off, I was too tired to do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take a hard look at the hours the co managers have to work. Sixty hours a week puts a huge strain on our family lives, and as a Christian Company, I'm sure that you can appreciate the value of family time. Hobby Lobby is otherwise a wonderful company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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