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"Dishonest about job expectations and work requirements in the Art Department at Hobby Lobby Corp."

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Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oklahoma City, OK
Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oklahoma City, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Wide range of projects
- Great co-workers
- Top of the line technology
- Learning new techniques

Cons

Expectations not clearly defined, high turn-over, unstable department, and lack of communication. Micro-managed with each project but the result is still not satisfactory, blame goes down instead of up. No proper training for the required work. Unchristianlike management style and policies. Instead of building you up to where you need to be as an employee they are quick to cut you down and toss you aside.

Advice to Management

Provide proper training to all management and design team, work together to make it a success instead of scrapping it and starting over. You should be a team instead of a group. The company places emphasis on their "Christian values", but the department management style is contradictory to Christian teachings which emphasize family caring and personal dignity. They take action first and aren't concerned with the consequences.

Other Employee Reviews for Hobby Lobby

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Hobby Lobby is physically taxing and an example of a "sweat shop" in America."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    There are perhaps two pros: Hobby Lobby is open Monday through Saturday (closed on Sunday), and open until 8 p.m; and, employees get a 15% discount.

    Cons

    Hobby Lobby is a non-union business, doesn't care too much about its employees. Only get 30 minutes for lunch, which includes clock in and out times. No one goes out for lunch because you don't have the time. The floors are linoleum over concrete and if you can imagine standing on "hot coals" that's what your feet feel like after 2 hours. Cashiers get no breaks, standing 4 or more hours. Other sales and stock employees rarely take breaks and everyone complains about their "feet." No store employee is scheduled more than 38.5 or 39 hours, leaving one to assume that all employees except the store manager is "part time" -- without health benefits, at minimum salaries around $9 an hour. Every week, an employee in each department literally counts and orders as needed every single item in their department (with pencil and paper); then each week, truck delivery is made to store...and again, the employees price and put in place every single piece of merchandise -- nothing is computerized (still using pricing guns for everything). Framing department does substandard work, which explains why you can frame a "sports jersey" for $100. Management treats employees as if they are brainless idiots; no self-respecting person could work there for very long. Hobby Lobby should have its managment enroll in "diversity training" and "seminars about treating employees with respect."

    Advice to Management

    No self-respecting person is going to tolerate "abuse by management." Apparently yelling at and belittling employees is a standard part of the Hobby Lobby culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company for part-time students and those interested in retail as a career."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers; opportunity for advancement if you are ambitious; lazy, dead-weight people aren't tolerated for long. Nice discount program for employees.

    Cons

    A little behind the times technology-wise. Need to update inventory management procedures. Sometimes they get a little preachy at work.

    Advice to Management

    I understand its a Christian company, but they need to keep the business business-like and save the preaching for Sunday.

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