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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "The company is closed on Sundays for time for worship" (in 159 reviews)

  • "Great place to work with good pay and opportunities for those who are go getters" (in 180 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not being able to hire everyone full time" (in 159 reviews)

  • "Being part time I only get 30hrs or less a week" (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frame Shop Staff in Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Frame Shop Staff in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher than usual pay for part-time retail. Scheduled breaks and lunch. Employee discount.

    Cons

    Only a few full-time people per store with minimal advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create more full-time positions.


  2. "Not an awful job"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Management, working environment, stressful, demanding

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more understanding of what all is being asked

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is good for entry-level, if you can put up with Hobby Lobby "values""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were pretty great for an entry-level employee. I started out around $12/hr while on the 90 day probation period, after which I was bumped up to $15.75/hr. Vacation and PTO were also pretty good.

    The day was 8-4:30, which I liked because I could usually beat the 5pm traffic heading home. I never had to work during my breaks, past my shift, or on the weekend. The work/life balance was nice.

    They have food trucks come around lunch time many days of the week, which is nice because the nearest food establishment is too far to go to and back during your 30-minute lunch break.

    They also have a clinic on-site for their employees and their families which is nice.

    Cons

    My manager wasn't the best, she was a people-pleaser to the extreme and never really solved issues. When I left, I helped train my replacements, one of which was a terrible employee. I told my manager and she did nothing, and I later heard that employee stayed nearly a year and never improved.

    The Green family and Hobby Lobby have very Christian values, and if you don't agree with those you just have to suck it up, which is awkward sometimes. There are oftentimes protesters near the buildings, protesting the values of the Green family.

    Lastly, another issue is that the Green family HATE unions, and there is anti-union propaganda in the break rooms and in the hallways.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team, they're the ones dealing with daily issues you may not see. Don't push your religion/values on your employees. Don't use the guise of being a "family business" to push your agenda.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Entry Position"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better pay than some other company

    Cons

    Little room to move up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Good pay

    Cons

    Was only able to do Part time


  6. "This position was a pleasant experience and I would definitely work here again."

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    Former Employee - Stockman in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Stockman in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some pros were the friendliness of the employees, the helpfulness of others, the paid 15-minute break, and the discount I got on the merchandise.

    Cons

    There are no real cons I can think of to working here.


  7. "its ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the co workers are great

    Cons

    customers are not the best

  8. "Solid leadership, vision, and care of their employees."

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    Current Employee - Technology in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Technology in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career path, pay, work/life balance

    Good sick/vacation policies, 401K, on-site clinic run by Integris that is FREE to employees and families with HL insurance. Very nice facilities.

    Cons

    Benefits - no vision insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing!


  9. "Co manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leadership, holiday schedule is nice, corporate visit was unlike any other retailer

    Cons

    Work life balance advertised isn't what is preached.....ALOT of hours worked....6 day work schedule basically from Thanksgiving through January, a lot of double/triple work and store technology, especially on registers is non existent

    Advice to Management

    Honesty on hours and schedule during recruiting


  10. "Shipping dock"

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    Current Employee - Loader
    Current Employee - Loader

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits,

    Cons

    None that I can think of