Hobby Lobby

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6 people found this helpful  

Only Christian and family based until it affects the bottom line. Successfully fooled most of the purchasing public.

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Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Closed Sundays..( this doesn't mean we don't work Sundays).

Cons

Understaffed, many poorly designed systems from freight processing to accounting, low salaries comparatively, no work life balance, Biggest opportunity is no true perception by owners of life at store level. Many managers very dissatisfied with expectations and having to work Sundays and 70 to 80 hours per week to stay on top of projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Culture and atmosphere has greatly declined in my time with the company. I have spoken to SMs around the country in the last few months only to find it is the same everywhere. Consider a feedback system for improvement ideas or a position that monitors all Project and Action memos along with Relays and freight levels being sent to the stores with the completion expectation times being nearly unattainable without working massive amounts of hours to include Sundays.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Flexible Scheduling, great job for students

    Cons

    They limit their part time employees and hours become scarce once holiday time is gone. Hard to get full time positions. Advancements teeters on upper managements precocious attitudes towards valuable employees with great skills and much to offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your testing regime to become a part of management needs to be revamped. It's hard to believe that one must past a test verbatim to become a CSM. Customer service or lack there of needs to be the focus and that has gone to the wayside. Less attention to taking weekly test about sales ads and more attention on how to treat you most important asset, your customer. Cashiers to busy learning about five and diming and less about the art of service and not losing the human touch! You lose great employees because of your archaic methods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Set it, condense it, move it, move it again, and clearance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Closed on Sundays, reasonable bonus goals. I consistently achieved 100% of my quarterly bonuses. Its a fast paced environment with a heavy focus on well paid full time associates. Approximately 70/30 full time to part time. Merchandise doesn't get stale, you are always on the leading edge of the next season. Styles and pricing are always competitive.

    Cons

    Outdated POS systems make checkouts and return little tedious. Ordering done with pencil and paper. After all of the culture and religious aspects it is still retail and comes with all of the trappings. Much of your happiness is dependant on the quality of your district and regional manager. Demand a lot from the store managers and co managers (replacement). Plan on setting something and condensing/moving it 3-5 times before it finally goes to clearance. DON'T do this if you can't tolerate being covered in glitter for 3 months a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things work well when using one voice and staying consistent. Not so much when shooting from the hip.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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