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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Store is CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (for religious purposes) - a guaranteed day off (in 122 reviews)

  • good pay, schedule sundays closed (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get full time can take several years to actually get (in 112 reviews)

  • Hours that you work are limited if you are part-time (in 65 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers but not always great customers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Awesome group of people to work with and always accommodating with school schedules or family needs.

    Cons

    Many teens and disrespectful customers come through the store and add to the already heavy workload. Retail is hard as it is, disrespectful customers make it even harder.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees, we try our best and work hard to make management happy, saying thank you goes a long way.


  2. "Awesome Depending On Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Department Head in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Team oriented
    Good routine

    Cons

    Physically demanding
    Not that great of schedules

    Advice to Management

    Have realistic expectations


  3. "Management Woes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for Management and full-time employees. Good relocation program for managers willing to move.

    Cons

    Long hours and a constant reworking of merchandise causing double/ triple handling of product. Payroll hours are very thin in lower volume stores. Some RVP's are arrogant and unapproachable with terrible "bedside manners" when awaiting answers to their own questions. Christian company at the top but at the store level the environment is anything but that. I wonder if the owners really know how their District Managers and Regional VP's are running their stores personnel especially members of management and the number of hours that they work. High management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to work a ton of hours and / or become part of the floor crew not allowing for "Management of subordinates".


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Full time employee with 4+ years at company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Closed on Sundays, Christian instrumental music, 15% employee discount, limited store extended holiday hours, store closes at 8pm every night. Usually customers are in a good mood when shopping at HL because it's a treat for them to come into the store.
    The products are unique and fun to look at. It can be fun to see the change of seasons with the seasonal department merchandise.

    Cons

    Because there isn't any training on the products or general crafting skilled, an intermediate level of craftiness with personal knowledge of products is the best way to succeed at the job. Working under stress and with a small amount of workers on shift at any given time is very common.
    Not having barcodes on the products, hence the inability scan items, causes frustration and inconvenience for the modern time-crunched customer. Price checks are a manual process.
    Inventory checks for in stock on items is a manual process.
    Unloading the truck is a manually strenuous process.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding barcodes. Consider adding the price of the item on the product label for easier price checks.
    Implement a recycling program at stores.

    Implement a mandatory time frame for store managers to release employee's schedules. Sometimes we don't have our next week's schedule until 2 days before that work week begins.


  6. "Great company to work at! Full time pays well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Good pay
    Closed sunday

    Cons

    Location
    Hire more help
    Better schedule and hours for managers

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example


  7. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly pay (for a college student), nice staff, and decent discount.

    Cons

    I was seasonal and they made it seem as if there were going to keep me on and then I came in one day and was off the schedule with no warning.


  8. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very positive, work-life balance is great, compensation and bonuses are above with with annual judgments above inflation rate

    Cons

    Because of all the pros average tenure is very high, which leads to low turnover, which leads to limited promotion opportunities


  9. "Hobby lobby what I think about that"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay work with great people

    Cons

    Long days no over time only ever other sat off no three day weekends

    Advice to Management

    Full time people should be treated a lot better


  10. "Olive Garden (Server)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Wentzville, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Wentzville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, loved the people, great food, and everyone there had great work ethics.

    Cons

    That I couldn't work there for much longer because I had to leave for college, but college is great.

    Advice to Management

    To keep doing what they are doing! They do such a great job!


  11. "Typical retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, pays slightly above minimum wage, store discount, benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Typical retail stressors, full time status is rare, constant reorganizing and displaying merchandise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, increase pay to match amount of work done



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