Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
498 Reviews
2.9
498 Reviews
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The fact that the store closes at 8PM nightly and is closed on Sundays is a big deal (in 70 reviews)

  • Hobby Lobby has increased wages for full time employees by one dollar for several years (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • They KEEP you from being full time so they don't have to give you benefits (in 51 reviews)

  • As a part-time worker you have very little say in when or how much you want to work (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its the Hobby Lobby way!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crafts
    Current Employee - Crafts

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They offer $15/hr which is more than I can say for most retail places. They have a wide selection of merchandise too.

    Cons

    The fact that the pay is so good. They make u feel like you owe them your lung because of it. There is alot of favoritism also which kills team spirit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some genuine appreciation to your employees because they are truly the ones that make your company run. They are the ones in direct contact with the customers that come into the store to give you the money you are going after.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked in Middle Management for 7 years, not bad for the money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money for retail, ethical company, promotes from within

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends, some holidays, not open to individual store improvements, everything is set up at a corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree that all stores should have uniform policies, values, and general set up, but I think you might see more creative improvements if you were to allow individual stores to implement their own problem solving and systems techniques. Giving employees the opportunity to be creative in bettering their workplace would give them a sense of ownership in the company and would help to reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Non Advancement oppurtunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Good place to work at if you are looking for a full time job
    Closed Sunday

    Cons

    Start the majority of employees out at part time
    Almost 0% chance of advancement past Assistant Manager. They hire from outside the company rather than promote from within on almost all manager/ co-manager positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't understand why they don't promote from within. It only makes sense when you have an employee with years of experience in your company, knowing all the ins and outs, to hire within. Why does it make sense to hire big box store managers that need to be taught everything from scratch and sometimes deprogrammed from their last job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working for Hobby Lobby

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    I loveee Working there. I'm a Christian, so it feels like I'm just in the right place to work for as a job. I do not have to hide my religious views because my company is builded on the pillars of Christianity. It's truly a blessing, and working there I really feel like a part of a team with my other co workers. I have the coolest Managers, so down to earth, and they really work with your schedule. Greatest thing is that it closes at 8 and it's closed Sundays, so I dont have to miss Church!

    Cons

    There are no cons. absolutely none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    i love all of the discounts

    Cons

    the managers were very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being hypocrits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for, just not forever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, paid training, Christian based environment

    Cons

    For a retail job, the stress level is outrageous. Deadlines are pushed too harshly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Sundays off are always to be cherished in retail. Work hours were reasonable. Plenty of room for growth. Professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very poor bonus opportunity compared to other companies of similar size. Pay is great for a starting manager but low for a seasoned one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not awful for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay for part-time work -- above minimum wage.
    - Good store hours -- leaves time for family.
    - Employee discount was great.
    - Fair scheduling on weekends and evenings.
    - The customer service manager up front was phenomenal. Quick to assist, attentive, and empathetic -- genuinely cared about us.

    Cons

    - Inconsistent schedule -- as a part-time associate, I had little say over how many hours I worked a week. Some weeks I'd work 8 hours, others I'd worked 20-plus.
    - Inconsistent work -- some days I'd be at the register, others I'd be working in art or seasonal, and others yet I'd be unboxing stock. And yet when I was working in a department or in the back, I was constantly called up front to help on the registers, so completing my tasks took forever, and management was left wondering why.
    - Upper management was incredibly overbearing, and yet continually deaf to employees' comments and concerns.
    - No bar code scanning registers -- this was such a pain, especially for price checks and returns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be consistent when scheduling both hours and work duties
    - Listen to your employees and accept their feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head in Westmont, IL
    Former Employee - Department Head in Westmont, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits. Quick advancement. Sundays off.

    Cons

    The inventory hours were really awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    just ok place to work but it's busy, stressful, and not a lot of fun at all.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restocker in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Restocker in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    the only good thing about working here is the pay is good. nothing else

    Cons

    Team leaders looking over shoulder. push, push go, go, insurance not good. and you locked in like some prisoner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say less strict on the employee and add vision to benefit's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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