Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated April 1, 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. Seasonal time is busy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of good people

    Cons

    Different managers with different ideas on how tasks should be accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understanding of people and their personalities.

    Recommends
  2. Ok

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    Current Employee - Arts/Hobbies Department Head in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Arts/Hobbies Department Head in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good hourly pay

    Cons

    No overtime (only the last weeks of December), horrible upper mananament.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to treat store managers with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Asst. Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Good company to work for,good pay,easy work, no work on Sundays no overnight hours close at 8pm Work every other weekend.

    Cons

    I have had 6 managers in 12 years,no advancement to higher positions unless you hired in as a co-manager.Only get 35-38 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice been with this company long enough to know what it all about.Full of empty promises. One Regional Manager can have a impact on your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Friendly staff and very fun environment

    Cons

    Not enough hours for part time employees

  6. In general, the most challenging and rewarding retailer to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Creativity and innovative thinking is not just accepted but required.

    Cons

    Poor coworker relations. Favoritism is present.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. on the fence with this company but need the job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good starting salary for full time
    sundays off
    most associates are really good hard working people

    Cons

    never hire full time, always just part time until a full time position is open, which there are few
    cutting hours to keep the big wigs rolling in the dough
    expecting everyone to work nights which usually follows with a 8 am call for morning
    not paying fair wages to dept managers
    new hires get the same full time salary that those who have been there for many years , everyone should get their own merit / annual raises that goes beyond new hire wages
    expect each person to do the work of 3 people in an unreasonable amount of time and when they do it instead of encouragement and praise for a job well done you only get more criticism of how you should now do even more
    Dave Green has no idea how hard we work to keep him in the millions and while most of the wages are fair, there are many gaps that should be better, and there should be more appreciation for what we do instead of criticism pushing for more when we already to so much more than we should have to because they keep the store understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your dept heads fairly especially in the depts that have the most work like framing. Framing manager should get more than just 50 cents above full time, responsibilities are outrageous and when there is a problem with their team dept head gets the heat. The stress of demands on the framing manager is extreme and there is no reward for going above and beyond what it takes to keep the shop running, spotless, and keep customers happy and coming back ex:.my store manager is now talking about hiring a part timer at 2 dollars above the minimun wage for part time and yet the framing manager is only making 50 cents more than regular full time. this is completely unfair and unreasonable, there are so many extra responsibilities along with the regular shop functions and 50 cents is more of an insult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
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    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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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