Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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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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  1. Helpful (4)

    Would be a great place to work with good management!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head
    Former Employee - Department Head

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work and co-workers; enjoyed having Sundays off. Opportunities are for the most part, given to those who work the hardest.

    Cons

    Manager at the store I worked at was horrendous--no respect for employees or life outside of work--even if you are sick the manager did not accept that as a reason to miss work and insisted you take medicine for it and come in right away. Long hours on most days, especially truck days when you stay until ALL departments are done. The schedule is put out ONE day in advance and only for a week out. Schedule is often changed and rarely adhered to.

    Advice to Management

    Review your management team and don't just assume they are qualified because they have been in the company for a long time. Stick to schedules and be upfront with employees about how much they will be working on days like truck days/inventory and order days.

  2. Co Manager

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    The career opportunities as well as the culture and values of this company is phenomenal with it's ongoing prosperity.

    Cons

    I have no cons with the company it is just a continuing growing process.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you did, which is striving for the best.

  3. Helpful (1)

    For retail a great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head of Home Accents in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Department Head of Home Accents in Broken Arrow, OK

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. Sundays off. Closing by 8pm, even on holiday seasons. Black Friday/Saturday closed by 9.

    Cons

    Constantly redoing the inventory, reworking the products. Managers were mostly trained by the seasoned employees. High turn over on managers. LONG truck days.

    Advice to Management

    Train management better, advance the seasoned store employees who sometimes know more than managers do. Listen to the "little people" of your company.

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  5. Code 5/ Warehouse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lubbock, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Off on Sundays
    Most customers were friendly where I worked.
    Friendly coworkers
    Above Average pay

    Cons

    Management played favoritism
    Even though you work hard you are hardly rewarded or praised
    Hours suck during the week.
    Random rules are enforced that makes your job harder

    Advice to Management

    Reward your hard working and loyal employees and make rules that make their jobs easier not harder.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Stockman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, closes early, and closed on Sunday.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and they do not care about the employees. Everything is about money.

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. Helpful (1)

    seasonal department manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Slow paced, Christian faith environment, stay home moms are main customers a small discount rarely used mine could learn a craft or a new hobby

    Cons

    Management very mean, system outdated didnt get alot of hours somewhere between 32 to 35 hrs was considered a full-time employee no one recieved overtime

    Advice to Management

    Up date management system check out system ordering system be nicer to employees. For most part cool work environment iit ok

  8. Csm

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

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    Pays well for what you'll do

    Cons

    Gets busy and hectic during Christmas

    Advice to Management

    It can be better

  9. Helpful (2)

    Love my job. Not so keen on their advancement opportunities.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and sense of family

    Cons

    33 hour work weeks high management turn over no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within like they claimed they would. Work as a department lead to help understand the job better

  10. Very good place to work.

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

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They had good hours to work.

    Cons

    Slightly boring of a place to work.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at Hobby Lobby has gave me a lot of expierence with customer service and working in a fast pass environment.

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

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    Closes at 8:00 pm, pay rate starts off at $9.00 p/h, closed on Sundays.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, have to be full time for benefits.

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