Hobby Lobby
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Hobby Lobby Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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2.2 12 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

Hobby Lobby CEO David Green

David Green

(10 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good people

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLarge volume stores have good people and busy.

    ConsUnsure how corporate folks can number crunch and yet not show how stores can do all they push us to do in a limited amount of time and with limited payroll.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf there could be more specific transition tools for those who transfer to different stores so we won't feel so a shock to the differences. Though Hobby Lobby's policies are the same everywhere, it is not practice all the same.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well intentioned owner out of touch with modern technology and business methods.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsClosed Sunday. That doesn't mean you don't work Sundays, just that there are no customers that day. Great pay for hourly staff and yearly blanket hourly raise.

    ConsConsistently understaffed management corps causes extreme long hours. Deeply entrenched processes and procedures date from 1960s and 1970s.Unreasonable expectations from RGM and DM. RGM consistently sarcastic and condescending. No process for evaluation of hourly associates. Protects the incompetent and punishes the best associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreen family needs to be more aware of store level culture. It is not what they think. Associates do not share their concerns for fear of repercussions. Bring in outside consulting for blind surveys or you will never know what you are missing.

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

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    Good company, bad experience

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsValues and culture, merchandise, hourly pay, great ownership

    ConsBecause of payroll, Mgmt ends up doing free labor. Long hours and low pay. Company boast of family time, I didn't have any. Hourly employees get 1.00 raises every yr. Management held to nothing. Mgmt salary counts on stores payroll, should be exempt, that is a non-controllable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo some undercover work and see what really goes on in stores

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

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    Frustrating, too many hours, under paid

    Co Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsCompany culture, donates to good causes, good customers

    ConsManagement under paid and too many hours. Dinosaur age for operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll hands on and no payroll for staffing

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

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    Confused management

    Department Head Retail (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsDon't have to work on Sunday, unless it is around Christmas (ironic).

    ConsThe management did not communicate well to anyone. Very little training which makes things very difficult especially if you have to run all over the store to get an answer. My job was to stock, take inventory and order...over and over it was extremely monotonous. I did not work full time so it was impossible to get all of the work finished. Sporadic hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize your team. Write down the expectations and duties of each employee/department. If you don't have time to train your employees (which is unnaceptable) in person at least have a manual for them to follow.

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

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    Terrible

    Stockman (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIf you can actually get full time status it would be the pay.

    ConsPart time is usually less than 18 hours at around 9.00/hr
    Management has no idea what they are doing 95% of the time
    Holiday hours can be overwhelming(having to work 9 am to 3 am and to open the store at 7 am the next day is horrible!)
    Busy work busy work busy work
    Truck days are pretty much a 6 am to when it gets done affair. This means you will never have any time to do anything on those truck days as the trucks usually take from 6 am to 10 pm to finish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real

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

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    Great first job experience

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Stafford, TX

    ProsThe people are friendly all-around, the discount is great, and they have great hours (close at 8pm, closed Sundays).

    ConsNo scanners, so everything must have a price (if not you must go find it's price) and you have to type everything in. You also must remember all the sales, if you forget and find something is on sale at the end of the sale, you must start over.

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    So, this is what it feels like to be a piece of garbage. Avoid at all costs.

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Richmond, TX

    Pros- Very nice and patient customers.
    - A few nice co-workers
    - Employee discount
    That's pretty much it.

    Cons- Passive aggressive behavior from customer service manager (eg. taking over the register intermittently, sarcastic remarks to questions, not speaking up when replying to a question even when asked multiple times, being extremely slow to assist with change & refunds, favoritism to certain cashiers etc.)
    - Two faced, hypocritical, impatient managers.
    - Most other cashiers have a bad attitude towards certain co-workers.
    - Training DVD's skip and jump past important things.
    - Dirty break room. Fridge is full of old food and bags. Barely anywhere to put your lunch.
    - Dirty bathrooms. No idea if anyone even cleaned them regularly.
    - Other cashiers do not stay long enough for a code 15 (opening another register for a long line of customers). They disappear alot when you need them.
    - No pre-opening procedure whatsoever. Unless you constantly hit the door for 5 minutes with a hard object that makes a loud sound, nobody will come let you in before 9:00.
    - Sudden change to no food or drink at the register for any reason without notification.
    - Slow or sometimes no manager response to pages.
    - Confusing and unclear price check procedures.
    - Poor team morale.
    - Overall just a miserable and degrading place to work.

    Advice to Senior Management- Stop bullying, threatening and humiliating your employees into working harder. eg. berating them in a childish way in front of customers, calling them into the office while another employee is present to reprimand them in an intimidating and degrading way, turning customers away from a register to publicly reprimand the employee at said register a minor issue. It really only results in more mistakes and employees leaving.
    - Stop treating your perfectly capable adult employees like they are a bad child in school. Respect your employees. They're human beings, not pond scum.
    - Have some patience with inexperienced employees. They won't stay long if you huff and sigh at them when they have a question.
    - Get a scanner. It would be faster with less mistakes. It would also keep the counter from being cluttered with random messy papers the cashier has to refer to.
    - Clean your bathrooms and break room.
    - Make clear notifications of sale changes to things that won't be shown on the ad. Or just get a proper register so we won't have to memorize these things.
    - Explain to new employees the closing/zoning in procedures instead of being annoyed when they don't know them.
    - Reprimand your cashiers for socializing outside of their cashier booths when they are supposed to be at the register. Customers get very confused and it's an unprofessional way to behave.
    - The bare minimum attitude (meaning motivating your workers with only doing as much as they need to keep from being reprimanded) results in a poor workplace based on fear which is never somewhere anyone will want to be.

    I do not approve of the way the CEO David Green is leading hobby lobby.

    In the case that David Green is not in contact with these stores and is unaware of the treatment of employees, he is failing. Adversely, if he is aware of these issues in the stores and does nothing to correct them, he is also failing. I saw nothing of his supposed christian morals while I worked here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hobby Lobby is a good college job.

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Pasadena, TX

    ProsGreat environment, the employees and customers are very nice for the most part. Managers are understanding when time off is needed, and with school schedules/ events. The employee discount is nice too.

    ConsDepending on the store at which you're at, the level of efficiency and competence of the employees can be questionable. Some full timers do less work than the part timers getting paid less. Every now and then you get that customer that ruins your week with extreme demands and bad attitude, but they are rare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, even the peons at the bottom of the chain, and don't dismiss their comments. Don't keep an employee just because they've been there for so long, but because of their work ethic and abilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay College Job

    Framer (Former Employee)
    Humble, TX

    ProsAs a framer I got to goof around a lot while working with the other framers.

    ConsThey don't really pay you fairly here or care too much about their employees. If you never ask for a raise you will never get one. Also the company refuses to implement any form of technology. What could simply be done to file records for customers on a computer has to be written in three different books.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate employees fairly across the board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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