Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated May 17, 2021

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Pros
  • "Always got a lot of hours with good pay for being a part time employee(in 266 reviews)

  • "Nice schedule, closed on Sundays(in 195 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Part time only, kind of hard to get into full time(in 113 reviews)

  • "Long hours especially during holidays(in 94 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Amazing company

      Aug 27, 2020 - Department Head 
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      Pros

      The corporate leadership of Hobby Lobby is dedicated to running their business in a radically generous way. Their commitment to serving their communities and the world at large is impressive and unlike any other company I have ever seen. They do all of this quietly, not advertising any of it. They do it because they believe it is the right thing to do, not for the accolades. This sets them apart and made me proud to work for them.

      Cons

      Companies are, of course, made up of individuals so I certainly had experience with managers and district managers his attitude did not align with that of the leadership of the company. That was disappointing.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hobby Lobby

      May 16, 2021 - Full-time Cashier in Charlotte, NC
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      Pros

      Great pay for both full time and part time

      Cons

      There were no cons for this workplace

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It's a Job

      Apr 20, 2021 - Stock Person in Meridian, ID
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      Pros

      PROS 1. It’s a job 2. You get a paycheck 3. There are some good people that work there

      Cons

      Cons 1. Training consists of some videos that cover some things you will do on the job and safety. 2. Training on the job also consists of a few minutes conversation about what you are to do and then the person or lead training you will leave to do what they need to do. 3. There is a manual given to you on the first day. You are expected to read the manual to understand what you need to do for time off, clocking in and out etc. This is not a job where you will not have an orientation. Figure it out. 4. Communication is not as good as it could be. 5. Managers may not have the answer to your questions and will refer you to somewhere else. REALITIES 6. You work in a warehouse so please understand that it is cold in the winter and hot during the summer. The roll up door to the outside will be open from time to time letting in the cold or the heat while pallets are moved in or out. During this time you will need to continue to work. 7. It is hard work. You will need to move boxes constantly; from the truck to the bay, from the bay to another bay, from the bay to a table to open the boxes. 8. When unloading the truck you will be lifting boxes from 5 pounds to 30 or more pounds. You will be using dollies, flatbed carts and two tiered carts to move the boxes around the warehouse and to the store. 9. You will be unpacking the boxes and sorting what is inside which means a lot of standing in one place. 10. You will need to sweep and pick up trash from opening the boxes

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Kiss your family goodbye.

      Apr 20, 2021 - Department Head 
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      Pros

      You get Sunday off. That's it.

      Cons

      The store closes at 8pm but if there's a project or if a big wig is around the area, you have to stay to clean. If you don't have a vehicle and you rely on someone picking you up. They can be sitting in their car for a while until they release you. There is no set schedule. You have to be available from 8am to when ever they decide to send you home, Monday through Saturday. So even if you are a part-timer, you are expected to be available when ever they decide to schedule you. So you can't have a second job. Can't get a full time unless someone quits. There are only a few positions for full time. Usually one per department. Some stores less if the volume of sales is low. You will wear many hats working here. Clean bathrooms, paint, scrub floors, clean glass, fix shelves, unload trucks, process products. Some people are even translators because some of the clients don't speak English. No extra compensation, but you are a jerk if you don't.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Prepare to work

      Apr 27, 2021 - Fulltime Employee in Roswell, NM
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      Pros

      I worked with a great team in Roswell NM. Getting to see all the different merchandise the store carries.

      Cons

      As a full-time associate, even if you were done with your departments, you didn't get to leave until all departments in the store we're finished on truck day. Alot of times I worked from 7 in the morning unloading the truck to 9 to 11 pm that same day. We had to not only unload the truck, then sort into departments, and all merchandise for your department had to be stocked that same day before you left. As well as taking care of the customers . You may or may not get help from a new part time associate but you spent all your time training the newbie on how the department works rather than getting stock put up. You also were required to run to the front to cashier. Made it real difficult to get much done during the holidays....well too bad. Sink or swim. Most drown!

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good, old fashioned, hard working retail

      May 16, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Richmond, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Closed on Sundays and no extended holiday hours.

      Cons

      Very hands on work even for Managers. This is notlike Wal-Mart or any other large box retail.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Ethical company with good employees

      May 15, 2021 - Clerk in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Great work environment with awesome people and benefits

      Cons

      There can be some bad seeds; you find them quickly

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      not a place for artists

      Apr 12, 2021 - Artist in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      if youre not a white christian, people leave you alone so turn around on your work will be fast leaving you personally fulfilled.

      Cons

      any role within the art and advertising department is not worth it, management has no experience in art nor do they care about you as an artist, they just want promotions and recognition from the family founders. you will be treated like scum by people outside the art department as well either walking around the warehouse or in the bathroom. the art department is just a pet project by the department lead, the daughter of the company owner. you are just a pawn, no one truly cares about you. worst experience of my career and I am embarrassed to have it on my resume sometimes due to the companies reputation in the media. you will be judged in the art world having them on your resume, future employers will assume you hold the same ideals. I recommend as artist, graphic designer, production artist or photographer sincerely go somewhere else, you will have trouble finding work after your position here.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very Rushed...

      May 2, 2021 - Cashier/Stocker in Lutz, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I like building the furniture, and the hours are nice.

      Cons

      They do not properly train you on registers. And they don't even use proper scanners to make the workload easier. It not only inconveniences the employees, but also the customers as well. Because when it gets busy they call everyone up to the front leaving the floor completely empty.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fast paced but great for anyone creative

      May 11, 2021 - Frame Shop Manager 
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      Pros

      One-on-one with customers helping design frames for artwork. If you are in framing you don't have to cashier typically. Sundays off

      Cons

      Typical retail issues, some management doesn't do their fair share of work, customers can be rude.

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