Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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381 Ratings

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. HB is the carrot, and you are the donkey.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Zephyrhills, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Zephyrhills, FL

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

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

    Pros

    I felt the work I was doing was important, not only for the company, but also the community.The customers were appreciative of the store in the neighborhood.

    Cons

    There never seemed to be enough hours. I went from 50 hours a week (setting up the store) to 22 hours a week. Management seemed to stay in the office most of the time. Management seemed to be very unapproachable.

    Advice to Management

    If you want loyalty from your workstaff, you must be loyal to them. Don't just throw discounts at them and then expect them to give you the world! Every successful company begins and ends with a team of dedicated members, working toward the same goal. You can't get loyalty from a crew afraid to lose their jobs every day they come in.


  2. Bad Really bad

    Former Employee - Department Head in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Department Head in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Let's you be creative in a fun environment

    Cons

    rude customers, antiquated computer systems, "you must finish all of this before you're allowed to leave" late nights, erratic schedule changes

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the schedule and don't make your department heads work on a register because you've left us understaffed.


  3. Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Management in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours a great for retail

    Cons

    I have no complaints about my job.


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, good benefits, great hours for a retail company

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  6. Graphic Designer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice environment, great people, descent pay, always something to do.

    Cons

    Leave policy leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Flex time or overtime as comp time would benefit creative workers.


  7. Feel good about where you work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cleveland, TN

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

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

    Pros

    I loved working at a place where I could be proud of what they stand for

    Cons

    Had several different managers while I worked there. Most were great but there were a few bad apples

    Advice to Management

    Obtain management locally and keep them local.


  8. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company as a whole with awesome management staff. Sundays off are also a plus.

    Cons

    Christmas season is hectic with some late nights.


  9. Hypocritial

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

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were the best reason to work for this co.

    Cons

    Stop opening new stores that just end up closing because of location issues. Got really tired of trying to sell poor quality china-made junk at higher prices to people. Some spvsrs bragged about how much bonuses they (but no one else) were making ea month. Sold too much cheap decor stuff to be called a "hobby" place (they dumped many of those while I worked there). Didn't feel like a "Christian" work atmosphere at all.

    Advice to Management

    Managers; STOP acting like you have all this respect, your employees don't care how long you've worked there. LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR STAFF.


  10. A Mixed Bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great fellow employees; great environment for learning customer service skills; good employee discount; good pay;

    Cons

    Erratic schedule; understaffed; nonexistent training program for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Have a more solidified training period; supply more hours for part time employees


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    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and small bonus potential

    Cons

    Hourly employees hours consistently lowered due to soft sales creating longer hours for salary Management.

    Advice to Management

    Be family minded, as a salary management I understand working up to 12 hours over schedule but 15 to 35 more hours is not family minded.



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