Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
427 Reviews
2.7
427 Reviews
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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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 68 reviews)

  • Hobby Lobby has increased wages for full time employees by one dollar for several years (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • the only way to make more money within the company is to become full time (in 48 reviews)

  • As a part-time worker you have very little say in when or how much you want to work (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work but tough getting hired in and so competitive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floater
    Current Employee - Floater

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is fun and fast paced work. Great co workers, nice products and clean environment

    Cons

    Nearly impossible getting a rare full time position, training is scarce, mostly self taught. Management knows for every employee that gives up waiting for a full time position and quits, there are at least 50 more to take that slot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please force better training for the low level employees. Don't assume your store managers are making that happen, ask the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Okay First Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Parker, CO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Store staff sizes are small enough that everyone knows each other, and you will most likely help out with many aspects of the business (stocking, pricing, cashiering, cleaning, answering questions, etc.) despite what your official job title is. You receive a $50 Christmas bonus from the company. 15% employee discount at your store. Sundays off and reasonable day hours.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, even after a year of service. Employees at my store were not allowed to talk with each other, nor be in the same aisle as one another. High turnover rate among staff. Cashiers were not equipped with barcode scanners (everything is hand-punched). Employees not allowed to use store bathrooms to change into work uniform (bathrooms are for customers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that retail jobs require little experience or training, but I believe that talking to your employees as opposed to belittling them in front of coworkers may yield a more motivated workforce that performs better as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Great benefits. Family friendly. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Not really any cons I just decided to be a stay at home mom.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    50%-50%

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby (more than an year)

    Pros

    Christian values like Sundays off. I am a people person I like people. You are never really one thing which means you get a round. Great magazine that is available for personal growth. Too bad management doesn't read it

    Cons

    Everything in your training is wrong management ask you to walk the ladders if you don't you are considered of no value. we are asked not to call other stores which makes customers angry and there is no recourse for management if they don't follow rules because they say it was misinterpreted and employees are afraid to speak up. Management treats most people like they are stealing but when confronted with real shop lifters they don't act

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a hotline for employees to call in for things like walking ladders and and other things training videos ask us to do or at least survey it would be a dream job otherwise and more surprise visits so they can see first hand this violations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A store manager that sucks and is always in a bad mood.

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Department Head in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    they have great benefits, Good pay. they give you a christmas bonus every uear

    Cons

    Working for a store manager that is like Sally feilds in the movie Sybal. In the movie Sally Fields has many personalities so did my boss. One minute she was in a good mood the next she would bite your head off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get mad when people get sick and think they are doing it on purpose. People can't help getting sick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    company going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Head in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Department Head in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, Sundays off, Decent pay for retail, good 401k plan, 15% discount on all merchandise,including clearance

    Cons

    corporate continues to demand more from stores with less help, becoming harder to do a good job when stretched so thin, customer service and employee moral are suffering:(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that your store employees are what makes or breaks you, cutting payroll only hurts your customers, Department staff cant give service on the sales floor if they are all on a register, customers are dropping their items and walking out the door, and get the scanners going already, we are 30 years behind other retailers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Love the company as a whole.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good. Not much required of employees outside of normal 8 to 5 business day.

    Cons

    There is no flex schedule and there is not any comp time for salaried employees. Mgmt is not open to new/innovative ideas unless it is their idea or comes from other managers. Managers do not share information, so a lot of tasks come down last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that employees need to learn and develop their skills. Managers do not understand that if the employees know their job well and contribute, it makes the managers look good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Had a really good experience at Hobby Lobby Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    They are open to you when family stuff needs to be taken care of. They offer a good health care clinic there in OKC by corporate offices.

    Cons

    Really no cons because Hobby Lobby's wage is higher than many other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management I dealt with was awesome!!!

  10.  

    It is a great, family friendly place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Always closed on Sundays and pretty good hourly pay for part time workers on retail.

    Cons

    I always have to work on Saterdays and your schedule can be pretty unpredictable sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is doing okay.

  11.  

    Best company I've worked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Head in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Department Head in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    The fact that the store closes at 8PM nightly and is closed on Sundays is a big deal. No stress. Job is hard work but simple and straight forward. Actually keeps me fit. Love working with customers from...helping kids with school projects to decorating for a wedding. Starting pay was, and is, 95% over minimum. A

    Cons

    Other than it's retail, there's not a lot to complain about. From October until Christmas, there's no time off except emergencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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