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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Also they are closed on sundays and having sundays off is important to me (in 141 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, more hours in the holidays (in 130 reviews)

Cons
  • Practically impossible to get full time (in 119 reviews)

  • from part time staff due to job security concerns (in 71 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced; off on Sundays

    Cons

    Horrible Managers!! Expect way too much for one person to do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!!


  2. "Framer"

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    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, closed sundays, closes early

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible management, overall lack of structure or leadership

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people actually doing the work

  3. "Would have been great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    The pay was higher than other retail stores. Discounts were fantastic.

    Cons

    Scheduled hours were all over the map and not consistent. Was hired for one department and after three weeks was told they didn't want to put me in the department because I excelled in another ( the only area of the store I asked to not be in). Department manager couldn't do his job,and I was told to put expired(by months) food items back on the shelf until the next week because he didn't order more, and I'm not ok with that. Managers are over worked and take it out on employees. When your told your shift ends at 8, they don't include the 45minutes after that you have to stay until everyone is finished in their departments. Hand Keying every item and choosing what department it came from makes the checkout process take a lot longer, and creates angry customers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put incompetent people in management and keep them only because you don't WANT to be bothered with their replacement. Communicate with your employees, and effectively and maybe your job would be easier.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    good pay and usually pretty easy

    Cons

    Boring, bad management, snobby customers


  5. "Coworkers are friendly but not management"

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    Current Employee - Stockman in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Stockman in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working employees, easy to get along with other coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is clueless on what to do and going on in their own store.

    Advice to Management

    To Mr. Green make sure you know who you're hiring as district/regional/store/co/assistant managers for all Hobby Lobby stores. I've heard very vulgar and unacceptable language in a work place I've ever heard from them. Hobby Lobby being a "Christian based" store (which is one of the reasons I joined) the managers at the store are not considerate/caring for any of their employees they only look after themselves. Morale at many stores are terrible, especially the one I currently work at.


  6. "co manager"

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

    Pros

    Working with MOST of the employees

    Cons

    To many clicks led by the Store manager. Store manager using profanity and displaying fraternizing behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and with respect.


  7. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Homes Accents Department Manager
    Former Employee - Homes Accents Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great coworkers, and decent customers

    Cons

    Management.
    Manager is difficult to work with schedule if you are attending school. He will try his best to get you to not attend and just work.

    Advice to Management

    Better manager training. Use better judgement when hiring your managers

  8. Helpful (2)

    "No Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    I liked the fact that we were closed on Sundays and the pay is good

    Cons

    As a cashier, you have to know the item, its price, its department, and if that exact item is on sale this week and for how much. You stand for hours and hours and hours with one 30 minute break the whole time. The scheduling is not great, so if you're closing be prepared to leave work at 10 PM. Plus, the register is extremely confusing. If you push one wrong button expect your manager trying to fix the issue for 10 minutes

    Advice to Management

    TRAIN THE EMPLOYEES. I was put as a cashier on my first day with very very little training. I messed up a $30 purchase because of the dumb computer and then I get in a lot of trouble, but I wasn't properly trained! Then I was not taught about customers paying with checks, so I was reprimanded for that. Then I was scheduled to work certain hours on the schedule, but the hours greatly differed in the daily. There is a large disconnect between management and the employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "More cons than pros."

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    Former Employee - Frame Shop Manager
    Former Employee - Frame Shop Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For retail, they actually have decent wages.

    Cons

    But for those decent wages, you work as though you are 3 people. Unrealistic expectations on employees. Family-friendly is a joke.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The parent company has good intentions.

    Cons

    At the Regional and the District level the leaders are much more cutthroat and disrespectful.

    Advice to Management

    The company structures your profit margin well. It gives you good pay and benefits to attract employees. Be respectful and grateful for what your employees actually accomplish without any up to date tools.


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