Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
478 Reviews
2.9
478 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Pays and treats employees well.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    love my job

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    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for almost 9 years and hope to be there many more years. my coworkers are my family.

    Cons

    The holidays can be demanding but its that way everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    "Manager" just a title.

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    Former Employee - Store Co Manager in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Store Co Manager in Scranton, PA

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Not much, Store is closed on Sunday. That's about it.

    Cons

    If you are a retail manager who takes pride in your leadership skills than this is not the company you want to work for. Managers, Co Managers are just glorified stock persons. It is solely grunt labor from 8:00 until close. Daily workload is shifting seasonal gondolas, moving aisles almost daily, with no people or management skills needed. Truck day is a grueling physical disaster. As a manager first you unload a full trailer, by hand with nothing more than a hand truck. Then it's a 10 hour shift of unpacking and de-trashing freight. The rest of the week is spent putting out the freight and moving and condensing aisles. Then, you are asked to leave your family for up to 3 weeks and travel to a distant store that is broken, or work 21 days straight of 12 hour days to prepare for a corporate visit or a new store opening. Ridiculous. A very backwards company, no POS or inventory control system which leads to a very disorganized retail operation. Leaving this company was the best thing that happened to me. I now work for a retailer who values professionalism and I am thriving in my position. I do want to add that I had the misfortune to work with two other co managers that were the most unprofessional and negative people I have ever worked for in my long retail career, and the DM just looks the other way. I urge you not to join this company no matter what they offer you. You will be miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what's important and realize the value in talent. It's not all about just maintaining a good looking store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, Sundays off.

    Cons

    No scanners so you have to enter items manually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely disappointing to work for as they don't follow thru on their offers or their word.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petoskey, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petoskey, MI

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

    Pros

    Tries to work with personal schedules, good beginning wages offers, training in several areas, has a nice employee discount and is closed on Sunday.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay for birth control for women but pays for Viagra for men. Misleads employees about future positions and brings in workers from other stores. doesn't help the local economy by doing this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay true to your word.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No sundays to work. Every other weekend off, unheard of in retail. With the exception of peak season.

    Cons

    None, great to work. Wish I was still there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good pay for the work, zero flexibility

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    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier
    Former Employee - Department Head/Cashier

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

    Pros

    If you're going to work a retail job, this is the place to do it. Starting pay is $10, which is more than fair. It's also a pretty pleasant atmosphere overall and the other employees were great to work with.

    Cons

    As a part-time worker you have very little say in when or how much you want to work. I was told a million times not to go over my scheduled 25 hours a week, yet I constantly ended up working more like 35-40. So essentially they were working me to the brink of being a full-time employee MINUS any benefits that FT employees get. I took the job for the pay and presumed flexibility, but I often would be stuck there til 9 or 10 on a Friday, having gone WAY over my hours already, and they would try to guilt me into staying even later.

    Also, the POS is INFURIATING. For such a popular and successful store, you'd think they could update their cash registers and have a barcode system. But nope, you have to manually key in every single teeny tiny item. And if it's not price marked, forget about it. Just make something up, because it'll take 10 minutes to get someone to do a price check for you. All the while the lines are backing up and other customers are getting frustrated.

    The return process is also a complete nightmare. I've never heard of a store that requires a manager's approval to do a return or exchange for every single item, even something that costs less than $1. This also results in extremely frustrated customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for updated POS and have some respect for your employees' time. Not everyone's lives revolve around Hobby Lobby.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working for Hobby Lobby full time for over eight years and love it.

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Department Head in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for and wonderful co-workers to work with. Being closed on Sunday is nice. Hobby Lobby attracts a lot of nice customers who have made my job very rewarding. Several managers have come and gone, but the two we have at our store now are amazing.

    Cons

    Customers complain about our cashiers not being able to scan items. I feel we need to upgrade and use scanners to make things easier for all of us. District managers seem to micro-manage a little too much. Some of our policies are a little behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more willing to talk with the employees about what is going on, not just the managers. Sometimes the employees have good ideas and comments that never get heard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Pay increases aren't likely anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you were once in the lower levels shoes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Avondale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Hobby Lobby is a great company to work for. You rarely ever have to work on a Sunday (store closed on Sundays and only have to work if there's a big project or inventory purposes) because the CEO of the company wants to give his employees the day off to spend it with family. They have been giving raises every year ($1 raise) for the last couple of years.

    Cons

    When I was working there, there was a lot of favoritism with the manager and certain employees which usually meant that the managers favorites, for the most part, did very little work and the rest of us had to pick up the slack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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