Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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Pros
  • Decent Salary and closed on Sundays (in 70 reviews)

  • The full time pay is really nice (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Your hours are always getting cut below the company minimum for full time (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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  1. Dept Head

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay. I had a good team and managers who knew how to set up product for the upcoming season.

    Cons

    30 min lunch break. Some store can and will work better than other because of the lack of vision for merchandising


  2. Crafters retail position

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    Former Employee - Associate in La Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in La Mesa, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get hired on as a full official employee (not seasonal) then you are promised to receive $15+/hr and full benefits. The customers are fun to interact with. Getting to know the inventory is great and gets you more involved with the crafting world. At the la mesa store, I really enjoyed working with most of my co-workers. The Assistant Manager (Amanda) was super awesome and not only listened to employee needs, but acted on those needs in whatever way she could, and she was always so positive and smiling.

    Cons

    If you can only work a specific schedule, then this is not the place for you. Often I was scheduled to close even though I specified that I had young children, and once went a week without seeing them because I had to close every night, even though this company claims to be "family oriented". If there are a lot of employees then management might confuse you with a different co-worker, which isn't good when it comes to people calling out, missing days, or mis-punching on the time clock.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee needs seriously when it comes to scheduling and families. SMILE! Don't be afraid to get to know your employees individually.


  3. Payment Coordinator Process

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I like to interact with people and communicate with outside companies daily and internal departments. Like to help out others if needs it or when my task is done. Always stay busy all day and like to research and solved issue when found the issue.

    Cons

    I'm always working hard try to improving skills to be more effective presenter. Also try to get my task done by the end of the day and skip break sometime.


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  5. Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for part time.

    Cons

    Don't expect to go from part time to full time even if you have an open availability. I've been working there going on two years and still get treated as if I'm new.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to respect you and pay attention you, learn how to talk to them, remember without them that store wont be what it is. Show people more respect.


  6. Really great part-time job experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hickory, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was decent and they were pretty flexible with hours due to me being in school at the time. The staff were really friendly and management was super awesome. Kind and understanding and didn't ever really give me a hard time for anything.

    Cons

    Sometimes it could get fairly slow in the store due to summer hours. Those days were pretty long but then quickly picked up for holidays.


  7. Great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lafayette, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I got to work with were always nice and enjoyable to work with. It made work fun for everyone as well. Nice pay and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes you would have to work long, all day shift from open to close (12 hours).

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (2)

    department manager

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Department Head in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay for retail. Some locations have a feeling of family for co workers.

    Cons

    As economy has suffered the management from store level and up have pushed employees harder and harder to accomplish more in less time.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate level needs to realize pushing harder creates low morale and lessens loyalty.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cookeville, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cookeville, TN

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great management
    Works with your schedule very well
    Higher pay than other retail
    Job variance - you get trained in many areas

    Cons

    Memorize sales sheets
    High work load
    Higher stress than other retail jobs
    Memorize departments
    Bad ergonomics at the register

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice for management aside from fixing the ergonomics of the register area. There is a lot of twisting involved, which is not good for anyone's back. There were several back injuries in the store that I worked, and that's one of the main concerns in one of the training videos.


  10. Dept manager

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is great here. Generous raised

    Cons

    Long hours during holidays and truck days are terrible

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling on truck days


  11. Good!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good hourly pay. Easy job.

    Cons

    The store music was boring.



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