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Hobbico Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wholesale division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Hours are standard business hours. The people are great.

    Cons

    The pay is substandard for sales.


  2. "Company filed Bankruptcy in April 2018"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company matched 401(k) contributions with ESOP shares, which ended up being worthless when they filed bankruptcy.

  3. "Warehouse pick/pack"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Monticello, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Monticello, IL

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a great supervisor. People friendly.

    Cons

    Some people needed to help others. Company closed.


  4. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Team effort approach.

    Cons

    Company had finacial problems and sold.


  5. "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company is comprised of a close knit group of employees, many of which have worked together for a long time. Opportunity to advance with in the company.

    Cons

    Large disparity in compensation between senior management and the balance of the company. In prior years there was a tendency not to share information with workforce but that has seen improvement after some turnover at the top level.

    Advice to Management

    When it is appropriate be as transparent as you can with your employees about status of the operation. Get out of silos and work together more cohesively across the company.


  6. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress code
    Employee discount

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid
    Company is currently bankrupt
    Looking for a bidder


  7. "Great Personnel at all levels at Reno Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount, early outs (optional) on slow days, overtime during Christmas season

    Cons

    Top dogs at corporate destroyed the company.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN...

  8. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobbico full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and an okay benefits package

    Cons

    Old thinking, not very progressive


  9. "Not where you want to be"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Penrose, CO
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Penrose, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot of pros other than my immediate coworkers. I imagine it's that way for most corporations. I was under the Hobbico umbrella after they bought Estes Rockets. They gave us all a bonus of stock then fired most of the company.

    Cons

    The management is a phone in. If they're not complaining about something they have no interest or knowledge of they're not doing much of anything. A depressing and sad place to be. Apparently, someone mismanaged the stock so what we were given as bonus in now worthless.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to get out. Find a different company that has morals and ethics. The collapse of the stock price is just one good reason.


  10. "Senior Marketing Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mid-management, very professional co-workers in the Advertising and Marketing departments

    Cons

    Ongoing downsizing made for a somewhat stressful work environment


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