Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated April 22, 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 (1)

    Hobby lobby is such a nice friendly place I'm lucky I got to work there.

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    Former Employee - Register in Lafayette, CO
    Former Employee - Register in Lafayette, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had lots of fun and loved all coworkers they were very friendly and caring!! I enjoyed their company! And they are very nice.

    Cons

    I had to leave because I wasn't getting enough hours and I wasn't able to stay because I had to find a job that made me more money

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees

  2. Customer Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Heath, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Heath, OH

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

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

    Pros

    GREAT pay. GREAT MANAGEMENT TEAM, Wonderful products, GREAT work and shopping environment. I literally am unable to be stressed when I am there. The store puts me in some mellow mood that it's Impossible to get me mad. It's an easy job and it's zero stress, unless you create your own drama.

    Cons

    Company really doesn't seem to trust it's employees. Even management. That's kind of rude. But oh well.

    Advice to Management

    God bless you.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Would be a great place to work with good management!

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    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Code 5/ Warehouse

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    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. 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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    For retail a great job

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Stockman

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    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

  9. Senior Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

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

    Pros

    Sunday's off, unless new store opening, fun merchandise, most customers are nice, always something to do, simple measutables, eg. Payroll, sales, contribution, etc.

    Cons

    Store managers are controlling, usually the senior asst manager is left to work in seasonal dept alone, typically feel like some one who just works there and not a manager, little or no feedback from store or district manager, ridiculous training binder with no support to complete, District managers lack communication skills, company is to hung up on the chain of command and has no HR hotline., so issues go unresolved, expecially when complaint is about Store Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, act with integrity, provide adequate valueable feedback, respond with urgency to complaints or issues. Value the entire team. And District Managers speak and listen to the store associates,

  10. Helpful (1)

    seasonal department manager

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    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

  11. Csm

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    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

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