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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Also they are closed on sundays and having sundays off is important to me (in 146 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, more hours in the holidays (in 136 reviews)

Cons
  • Practically impossible to get full time (in 120 reviews)

  • Crazy schedule if you are part-time (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate rotating schedule keeps Store Manager from taking advantage of you and allows you to be off every other weekend.
    The schedule is maybe the only perk you have!

    Cons

    1. Only salary managers matter
    2. The trucks come 1 time per week, usually are late so your schedule to changes, don’t work in a store with a Friday truck!
    3. Salaried Managers are hired from outside the company and then you have to train them. Get one with a chip on his/her shoulder and you will be miserable
    4. Scheduling is always a nightmare, never enough coverage
    5.insurance is expensive and covers basically nothing
    6 Company culture is less and less the further you get from Oklahoma
    7. They will take advantage of you if you let them

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, understand you should work with your team and they will do so much more for you. Don’t expect me to automatically be on your team, you have to earn that type of relationship.
    DM visits should NOT be announced, check up on these store managers and hold THEM accountable!!! If they are the cancer in your store then cut them out! Open your eyes and listen to what is going on in those buildings, don’t ignore it!


  2. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - CSM/Frame in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - CSM/Frame in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Major Holidays off, Get out of work by 9pm most nights. Work with a great staff.
    Have fun. Benefits

    Cons

    Okay pay, raises every year is between .15 to .24. Not enough to stay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say to Management. But give better raises

  3. "CSM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Easy hours and always had off on Sunday

    Cons

    Need to update their inventory systems


  4. "People were really nice here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    It was a friendly environment, and we had Sunday off.

    Cons

    The hours were always put out late.


  5. "Cashier"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    The friendly co-workers, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    the management as well as some of those same co workers have tendencies to stab you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own rules you set into place for everyone.


  6. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody is nice, the managers are great!!!!

    Cons

    Crazy schedule if you are part-time.


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for!

    Cons

    During busy season you'll get a TON of extra hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  8. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christian company, great people, great managers.

    Cons

    The music. Christian instrumental music on a loop and Christmas is 5X worse.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent working with you. Keep it up.


  9. "Sometimes there's pettiness, but as long as you do you work and don't listen, you'll be okay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I get paid more than I did as a store manager (for less paper work). What you learn here can transfer to other retail settings if you ever leave. After working here for a while, you have plenty of experience in multiple things.

    Cons

    HL corporate feels that because they pay employees so well, our jobs are not made easy. Learning how to fixture planograms can be much more time consuming than necessary. The fixtures used are unsafe and there are MANY. Health insurance is terrible. And if you run a dept, even if something is out of stock in the warehouse, if you miss that product on the stock test, it's your fault.

    Advice to Management

    To upper corporate, I feel they should understand what it's like to work at store level. That some of the things they ask us to do are both inconvenient and a waste of time.


  10. "Framer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Decent Pay
    Good amount of vacation time
    Sunday’s off

    Cons

    Right wing agenda
    Against Birth control


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