Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. I loved working for this company the whole time. Management changed and there was a personality conflict.

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier/Fabric/Craft Departments in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier/Fabric/Craft Departments in Ocala, FL

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Hobby Lobby was a great place to work for the first 2 years or so. Management changed and so did a lot of other things. It turned into a place that was not pleasant to work.

    Cons

    Great place to work if the management team is good. it started out great, but ended bad. I worked there for 3 1/2 yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change cash handling policies for cashiers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    Getting to work in an environment where Christianity is accepted by employees and customers.
    Calming atmosphere if you like to organize.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times during the rushes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Hard work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    10.00 minimum wage
    Not fast food
    Works with school schedules
    Many areas to work in

    Cons

    Hard work
    Everything is done by hand and memorization which means no electronic price checkers.
    Employee purchases done by managers who hate doing them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting freight done on Friday is extremely difficult when customers are flooding the store and needing assistance constantly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Pay is great for retail, hours are relatively flexible for part time employees

    Cons

    The hours are just as bad as any other retail store, the management can be horrible, there isn't much room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    New manager running #417 store into ground

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    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier in Canton, MI

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

    Pros

    Coworkers made the job the best. Vacation time and sick pay are always a plus.

    Cons

    Hard work is ok, long days is ok, but POOR communication with new management. It has become a sexist, unhappy environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen managers better! Value your workers opinions. We are the ones who have to deal with ground level problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    It's pretty great

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Since I only work part time, my manager is pretty flexible and laid back. Also, starting pay for part time is $10 an hour.

    Cons

    Everything at Hobby Lobby is old fashioned--we don't use scanners at the cash registers, you have to know all of the sales that are going on. Also, a lot of things about the company are backwards. They constantly have us moving a lot of merchandise around right after it's already been set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Great Management. Closed on sunday

    Cons

    Long hours at times, but still good company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful

    Its the Hobby Lobby way!!

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    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
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Decent job, but stressful

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    The starting pay is much more than any job I've had. My coworkers are great people and fun to work with. Managers are awesome. I love that we close at 8, and I'm very grateful for Sundays off.

    Cons

    There are so many rules that no one ever told me about, and then I get in trouble for breaking them. There are no scanners, which makes everything very slow. Remembering all the discounts is absolutely ridiculous. I've never been more berated and insulted by customers before working here. I get very little hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform each employee of all the corporate regulations. The system of manually entering prices and remembering discounts needs to be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

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

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    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

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