Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    co-manager

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

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    off on sundays, ;meet some really nice people

    Cons

    not off every sunday, not paid nearly enough for what you do and to get your own store they will make you relocate all of the place and only offer you a very minimal raise to do so

    Advice to Management

    pay more if and pay more to relocate and maybe we would stay

  2. Helpful (7)

    New manager running #417 store into ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier in Canton, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers made the job the best. Vacation time and sick pay are always a plus.

    Cons

    Hard work is ok, long days is ok, but POOR communication with new management. It has become a sexist, unhappy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Screen managers better! Value your workers opinions. We are the ones who have to deal with ground level problems.

  3. Okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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  5. It was a good place to work at one time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    christian company, closed Sunday, good hours, largest co in ok, custom framing

    Cons

    unload truck by case, not enough help, quality of merchandise

    Advice to Management

    The company will terminate you without just cause if you start making TOO much in salary.

  6. Helpful (2)

    It's pretty great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Since I only work part time, my manager is pretty flexible and laid back. Also, starting pay for part time is $10 an hour.

    Cons

    Everything at Hobby Lobby is old fashioned--we don't use scanners at the cash registers, you have to know all of the sales that are going on. Also, a lot of things about the company are backwards. They constantly have us moving a lot of merchandise around right after it's already been set.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Csm

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSM in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - CSM in Hoover, AL

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    Closed on sunday. Discounts were nice. They also close really early for a retail store.

    Cons

    Very little respect given to employees. Christian music playing in the store, store manager proclaiming his christiananity on a daily basics. His behavior and lack of treating people decently was confusing to me. As far as a retail store it was the most poorly ran company I've ever been apart of. Poor leaders at store level and supported by the district level. Corporate hasn't a clue what really happens in their stores.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror

  8. GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    Great Management. Closed on sunday

    Cons

    Long hours at times, but still good company

  9. Helpful (7)

    Its the Hobby Lobby way!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crafts
    Current Employee - Crafts

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer $15/hr which is more than I can say for most retail places. They have a wide selection of merchandise too.

    Cons

    The fact that the pay is so good. They make u feel like you owe them your lung because of it. There is alot of favoritism also which kills team spirit

    Advice to Management

    Show some genuine appreciation to your employees because they are truly the ones that make your company run. They are the ones in direct contact with the customers that come into the store to give you the money you are going after.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Worked in Middle Management for 7 years, not bad for the money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good money for retail, ethical company, promotes from within

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends, some holidays, not open to individual store improvements, everything is set up at a corporate level.

    Advice to Management

    I agree that all stores should have uniform policies, values, and general set up, but I think you might see more creative improvements if you were to allow individual stores to implement their own problem solving and systems techniques. Giving employees the opportunity to be creative in bettering their workplace would give them a sense of ownership in the company and would help to reduce turnover.

  11. Helpful (1)

    freelance artist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

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

    Pros

    Great pay, sundays off, discount

    Cons

    Demanding job, long hours, racist and homophobic company,

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees and their hard work

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