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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
476 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked at Hobby Lobby for less than a year

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Happy store. Customers love it!

    Cons

    Not enough help. Hard to get time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and you will get more out of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced labor intensive job, fun enviroment and good people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Closed on Sundays with decent earning potential

    Cons

    Lots of manual labor involved in resetting the store for each holiday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Co-manager

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager
    Current Employee - Co-Manager

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

    Pros

    You don't have to work on Sundays and you have enough payroll to pay your employees very well.

    Cons

    You have to order everything in the store by hand, they don't have weekly conference calls so no one is on the same page, You are required to work at least 2 open to close shifts a week, and you are required to work 6 days a week from black friday through the end of January. You also only get a week of vacation for the first two years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If everyone in the company acted the way that the people at corporate acted the company would be phenomenal to work for. Have weekly conference calls so that everyone is on the same page, it will improve productivity so your employees don't have to redo the same area every time a new member of corporate comes to visit. I can''t tell you how many times we had to change something when the DM would come in and then just have to change it back to the way we had it when the regional guy would come visit. Also, You preach family first but you're really not. Have you regional and higher ups have the common courtesy to call and say "we aren't going to make it in today" so that the management team doesn't have to stay several days in a row from open to close just in case you might show up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great pay, horrible benefits and management.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Homewood, AL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Homewood, AL

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

    Pros

    Developing friendships for life with coworkers, great pay,and awesome clientele.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, and management and scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism should not be allowed within being a manager. Should treat everyone the same. And with the same fairness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in McKinney, TX

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

    Pros

    They are closed on Sunday. Flexible work schedule. Casual work environment. Minimum wage isn't going to pay the bills.

    Cons

    Never enough cashiers. Promises to make be beyond the front cashier position were minimal. Prices must be keyed in by cashier. Very conservative political views.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A big company that cares.

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    The hiring process is very easy and straightforward. Training can feel overwhelming because inventory is not in a computer system. It is very old school and you must commit products (and sometimes prices) to memory, but there isn't very much that is difficult about working for Hobby Lobby after the first few months of settling in. The company treats their employees very well compared to other retail chains. Full-time employees with a few years under their belt may find themselves making a surprising amount of money.

    Cons

    Employees are required to work every other Saturday. This shift is 12 hours if not more and is non-negotiable. If you need a Saturday off and it is one that you were supposed to work, you will have to switch shifts with another employee. During Christmas it is possible that you will have to work every single Saturday, alternating between opening and closing shifts. If the store is open on a Holiday you are more than likely going to be working if you are a part-time employee. Expect to work long shifts and invest in good shoes because you will be on your feel actually working the entire time. All employees need a general knowledge of every part of the store. People working in departments are often called up front to work registers when lines get too long and when things are slow cashiers are asked to work in departments or in the warehouse unpacking inventory. Don't even be mad about the no phone policy because you won't have time to look at it. Managers make a fair amount of money but when you consider the amount of hours but in the salary doesn't really match up. You're better off on an hourly wage at Hobby Lobby.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers the proper way to schedule employees. Shifts don't make sense and too many times there are too many people scheduled during the day shift but multiple departments are left closing without an employee in them causing strain on the rest of the staff scheduled for the night. This is particularly troublesome during the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company if you are in the right department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Great pay, great 401k plan, great benefits, PTO AND vacation, store discount, growing company so if you are in the right department upward mobility is available, Christmas "thank you" check, most of the time transferring laterally easy, and I love having access to the employee health clinic in OKC without having to pay a copay or for tests done there. Overtime is great when it is offered.

    Cons

    Some departments have bad management just like everywhere else, very old school. Just remember you are going to get bad apples in every group and sometimes it takes a while to find a good fit there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love your people and they will work for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Department Head in Queensbury, NY

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

    Pros

    store hours and closed Sunday's

    Cons

    I have no cons to post

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Fast paced work,changes daily,good coworkers,good insurance,very fair pay/vacation/pto time.has a lot of customer interactions.

    Cons

    Long hours,not much life balance, short lunch breaks (30 min.) lot of turnover in managers, so the rules are always changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    HL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Hard work and pay is better than most retail work.

    Cons

    Be careful of Upper Management, Managers and co-Manager.... Do as I say and not as I do. Somewhat bullies and walk on water.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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