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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great pay, easy work, closed on sundays" (in 158 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, not open on Sundays, good pay" (in 171 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time it takes to make full-time can be lengthy" (in 156 reviews)

  • "Being part time I only get 30hrs or less a week" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Otr couple"

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

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

    Pros

    Great equipment, consistent mileage and home time, good pay.

    Cons

    They wony make you drive in bad weather but will pressure you to.

    Advice to Management

    Better communucation between dispatch and drop yards.


  2. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    I worked here for 2 years while at community college, and they were very flexible with hours based on availability.

    Cons

    They are closed on Sundays. Many would see this as a pro, but since I worked here while going to school, that limited my availability further.

  3. "Floral Dept Head"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Get to do a variety of decorations for the store as well as clients. Also loved helping the DIY brides create their dream weddings, as well as crafters trying a new project out. If you have a great store it becomes a family- we had potlucks, monthly birthday recognitions. It was the most positive environment I had worked in- even on a “bad” day, I still felt the support. Sundays off and a rotation of weeknights worked as well as weekends. Not a lot of grief for wanting time off either...just as long as I asked in advance.

    Cons

    Extremely physical. This is a no rest job and certain projects are due within the hours you work even if you had high customer demands that day or not. You are required to unload a truck on delivery day, sort the boxes, open and sort items to various departments, and then stock your department items that day. If Xmas items are also arriving you are also required to climb ladders and put items on the top caps all on the same day as the truck’s arrival....all while helping customers. Once you are finished you then help other departments finish their stocking before you all can go home. It is a very long truck day that occurs once a week.

    Advice to Management

    Hire dedicated helpers for each department, so when projects are to be done, the helper can either field customers needs or cover another department instead of having a department head covering two departments when a person completes their shift.


  4. "Customer Service Manager"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Christian Values, Family Owned, high standards

    Cons

    Pay is the same company wide...high rent areas are hard to work/life in...difficult to make full time...full time isn't 40 hours, you can't promote from within the company; they hire outside for upper management jobs

    Advice to Management

    Promote the employees who are deserving and loyal to you .


  5. "Team Player"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Associate in Medford, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I want to work for a company that is family oriented.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time, except I hope I have answered your questions correctly.

    Advice to Management

    I went to your grand opening in Medford, Or. and it was amazing.


  6. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, closes early, closed on major holidays

    Cons

    Some of the managers don’t communicate well and have unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge hard work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Odd Place"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Department Head in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for not having to think. Plenty of Beautiful, bored, housewives to flirt with.

    Cons

    Mindless work. Pointless busy work assigned daily... No true shrink numbers. If it breaks, you just toss it in the trash. Very odd if you are use to normal retail SOP.

    Advice to Management

    Calm down. You get overwhelmed over a job that is nothing more than moving this to there and this to there. Be happy you are not in real retail where dozens of reports rest on your shoulders daily and weekly.

  8. "Money isn't everything"

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    Former Employee - Management in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Ocala, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good money compared to other companies

    Cons

    Money isn't everything. Ever changing schedules. Always cutting payroll in already thin staffed stores.

    Advice to Management

    People don't quit jobs, they quit managers. Empathize with your associates, especially in the Ocala store. Don't harass associates when they are legitimately having a sickness or at home issue. I'm still looking at you Ocala


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best part time jobs I ever had! Management was friendly and extremely flexible with my schedule. I was never out of there later than 9:00pm on a weeknight (they close an hour earlier than other craft stores). I got promoted as a cashier super fast and was always put on the returns register, which I liked. I also love that they are closed on Sundays. Also, really great hourly pay!

    Cons

    I worked there for some extra money and it was that was perfect. Can't speak into many negatives other than the fact that some of the other employees would be negative and complain a lot, but that is people anywhere. I personally had a great time there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the friendly, social and flexible people you are! Maybe just try to address the negativity of some of the other employees.


  10. "Good place to work for fulltime and parttime"

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

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

    Pros

    hours were nice, pay better than average, team, products, holidays

    Cons

    consistency, upward mobility, transition, options, seemed to be high turnover

    Advice to Management

    consistency of hours varied


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