Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated September 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. Framer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn a cool trade and a lot of fun framing. Never get tired of seeing new stuff.

    Cons

    Managers and higher bosses are always picky and breathing down your neck for everything to be done a certain way... pointless and waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff and don't be pushy.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Department Head

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Department Head in Canton, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the co-workers were wonderful to work alongside, good wages and benefits.

    Cons

    "Hostile Takeover" of store by new management. Vacation and PPTO time are nice to have in theory, but difficult to get approved. No annual reviews for personal/professional growth, all paid exactly the same, as if we are the same. Employees are considered interchangeable and replaceable. No room for advancement, obviously.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, get to know them. Understand that their personal lives and struggles mean they are human, and working with them and showing compassion makes them more grateful, loyal and hard-working employees instead of angry, bitter and resentful. Stop playing "GOD" with their lives. The bottom line is obviously important, but your employees are your most valuable asset.


  3. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sunday's they're closed as a Christian company that's great. Pay for full time hourly and salaried managers are very competitive. They give salaried managers holidays, which most companies don't anymore. Guaranteed cash bonus at Christmas for full time and Co-Managers.

    Cons

    Management isn't on the same page at all levels, they all want something different when it comes to store setup and displays, can make it very hard to get a walk in with them. Payroll can be tight at times, but that's usually due to sales slowing down in mid winter.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page. It's very frustrating to have your district manager tell you to do something one way, then when your regional manager comes in says it's not right and to change it, then your district manager comes back and says no change it back.


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  5. Hobby Lobby Framer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great customer interactions

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Difficult to get full time

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    Current Employee - Stock Person in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Stock Person in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent atmosphere Great coworkers "In it together" attitude

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed (New) manager highly abrasive, treats associates poorly Very difficult to move from part time to full time (I have been trying for over a year--now looking for other work) Terribly behind tech-wise (essentially no bar codes--have to type prices in manually)

    Advice to Management

    Update the company into the 1970s and get a barcode system in place


  7. Helpful (2)

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great customers, great work environment.

    Cons

    Never enough hours. Annoying Last minute schedule changes

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees and commend their hard work. Your employees are what keeps your store in business.


  8. Helpful (3)

    The Up's and Down's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay even starting for a Part Time Position compared to other Retail Establishments. Work Flow is Steady and theres always something to do. You gain Knowledge of many kinds of Recreational Activities such as Art, Jewelry Making, Needle Works, etc etc.

    Cons

    It's hard to "Graduate" into A Full Time Position no matter what your experience or capability is. As a Employee, your Hours can get Cut within a Seconds Notice. No chance of Growth from your current position. The Unloading of their Weekly Ware House Trucks is something to be desired, Unless you've Done it, It's hard to Explain, But it's Time Consuming and Back Breaking. A lot of Customers just "Borrow" the Product they "Purchase" meaning, They will Buy all this Party stuff as a Example then Return it ALL! After they Used it. This "Practice" in affect takes away from the Employee's regarding their Hours cause the "Sales" just isn't there yet the Store is on the most part Busy. As A Cashier, you can spend the better part of your Day just doing Returns which always needs Manager approval which slows down the Check out Lines.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST In your Employee's. You may be surprised to Discover some of your Part Time help Give's 110% while some of your Full Time Employee's take the position for granted. Also, Spending 3 plus Hours Unloading one Truck not only is impractical it's also Unproductive especially when there's so many Deadlines to meet.


  9. Co - Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company overall; you will feel welcomed by upper management. Fairly easy to learn your role and expectations.

    Cons

    Depends on the manager you work for but my experience was; poor training by store manager with no help from outside source. Best way to learn is to work in this position for 3 years and get promoted to store of similar volume. This is a working mans job in which you are on your feet and working with your hands all day everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your Co-managers during each visit. Make sure your store managers are developing in all areas of store operation and don't assume they are.


  10. Its ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got off early. Off Sundays

    Cons

    Long Hours, Lots of Ot


  11. 15 an hour not worth the stress

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    15$ an hour pay, 40 hour or less work weeks. Co-workers feel like family.

    Cons

    Management has little to no concern for the needs of employees. You will absolutely have problems with babysitters as management will force you to stay hours past scheduled shift. They also absolutely expect perfection and consistent improvement in productivity every day. Many managers will not appreciate your work or praise hard work. Full time workers that can handle the job will be thrown around from one spot to another, still expected to fully complete all the requirements of your department plus other numerous tasks. For example, I am supposed to be allotted 6+ hours to order my department. I rarely get 3 and I'm still expected to do the same amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put so much stress on workers by overwhelming them with tasks and random unexpected schedule changes.



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