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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Just loved this job closed on Sundays" (in 155 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, not open on Sundays, good pay" (in 165 reviews)

Cons
  • "Steady full time rate so some people slack off once promoted" (in 146 reviews)

  • "I noticed that as a part-time employee, I was closing way more than opening" (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "Department Head"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Benton, AR
    Current Employee - Department Head in Benton, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, easy work, closed on sundays. Department heads only close two nights a week.

    Cons

    It is difficult to take PPTO, as a parent with joint custody it is difficult to have a life outside of work since I close when I do not have my child, after a year of being there I have learned everything in my job description and it is a bit boring.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work."

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    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Hiram, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Hiram, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off on Sunday.
    Closes early enough to spend time with kids.
    Very competitive pay.
    Flexable schedule.

    Cons

    VERY difficult to get a full-time position.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see a definite and corporate defined "Path to Full-Time" so part time employees do not feel as if there is no hope of progression within the company.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Excellent pay
    Closed on Sundays
    Great benefits for full-time
    The managers are really nice and are willing to work with you

    Cons

    Time it takes to make full-time can be lengthy


  4. "Growing very fast"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Fast pace of growth often results in miscommunication. and inconsistency.


  5. "overall good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    pays well, pretty lenient, nice managers

    Cons

    no raises, long shifts, outdated computer system


  6. "Frameshop Framer"

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    Former Employee - Custom Framer
    Former Employee - Custom Framer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, Great co-workers, Great products, Working with art, being able to "own" a project from start to finish.

    Cons

    everyone helps unload the truck on freight day, hours are all over the place for part-timers, conflicting direction from store manager and frameshop management

    Advice to Management

    store managers and frameshop managers should agree on expectations for the framers. it would make life a little easier.


  7. "Location location location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is really decent for the area. And plenty of pro and vacation time. I did have a fantastic Manager when I started at the company who cared for me and tried his best to help me advance and learn as much as I possibly could! And then they transferred me and that’s when the trouble started...

    Cons

    The health benefits sucked. The managers played favorites at some locations and will throw you under the bus even if it isn’t all your fault! They did not care how late they kept you or how early you had to come in, but would jump on you about staying under a certain amount of hours which btw it’s rare to get a full 40 if you’re hourly! Some of the practices are very underhanded and their employee development sucks!

  8. "Part time Cashier. Good pay. Okay Management."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay was $10.50 when I worked
    -Short 5 hour shifts
    -Good for starting workers and students
    -Customers are generally older and nice people
    -Some managers were professional.
    -You get Sundays off.

    Cons

    -Corporate and management doesn't attend to the needs of their employees well. Couldn't even have a water bottle at the front-end register.
    -Saturdays are their busiest and you'll never get them off. Ever. It's hard to get days off in general or call in sick. They aren't personal and this isn't a family-like workplace.
    -Outdated cashiering systems; you have to manually enter each item's price. You also have to memorize the weekly ad and you get tested on them.
    -High turnover rate because of these and similar issues


  9. "Sales associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Sundays off and merchandise discounts

    Cons

    Very few employees are considered full time so most have no benefits
    Overworked and underappreciated by management


  10. "Honest hobby lobby review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    You get one week vacation at 6 months and 2 weeks at a year

    Cons

    They show favortism towards people who does the bare minimum and no advancement to move up

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees you appreciate them


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