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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated December 7, 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 138 reviews)

Cons
  • Practically impossible to get full time (in 125 reviews)

  • Crazy schedule if you are part-time (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Great if you like to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crafts Department Head in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Crafts Department Head in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent hourly wage
    -Paid holidays for full time
    -Every Sunday off
    -On the job training, you bring your willingness to learn and they will teach you their ways.
    -Community setting for employees

    Cons

    -overworked
    -lack of hours outside of the Holiday season. At some points, full time employees are lucky to get 30+ hours. Throughout most of the year you average 32-35 hours a week.


  2. "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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people Time passes quickly

    Cons

    Not enough hours Low pay

  3. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Department Head in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay, Sundays off, holidays off, always things to do to keep you busy. Good atmosphere most the time.

    Cons

    Every full time employee make the same amount regardless of their work ethic. Poor communication between managers and employees. If you work hard plan on doing other people's work as well.

    Advice to Management

    Review employees more often, lazy employees affect the whole store. Other part time employees deserve fulltime positions over the ones minimally working them. Frame shop needs lots of attention. Plus...The customer is not always right.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Order picker driver"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits but management is terrible.

    Cons

    Work you like a dog with no chance for advancement if your female.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conveyor Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Conveyor Maintenance Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Conveyor Maintenance Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and benefits, but poor choices in leadership

    Cons

    Poor choices made for team leads

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on skills and knowledge of the equipment as well as being able to train others as well, instead of just holding a team lead position without knowledge of how jobs should properly be performed.


  7. "its good for what it is"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Augusta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    you get paid $10 an hour to stand at a register and do stocking work

    Cons

    The customers can be aggravating

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Flexible Hours And Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Stock Person in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Stock Person in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    10.25 an hour isn't bad for a part-time job, and the managers are always pretty flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    It's retail. Holiday seasons are stressful and very demanding on one's time. Upward mobility within the company is very limited as well. Don't expect more than a handful of shifts outside of the busy seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively with each other and your employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It is ok to work for if you are in the click."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rome, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rome, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, customers are friendly

    Cons

    all employee's unload truck deliveries then have to go on sales floor after to help Customers after you have been sweating. If you don't get your stock up before closing, they act like you haven't done anything. Some departments get help while others don't. If you are not in the "Click" with the rest, they will find a way to get you out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every employee the same. Don't let some of them slide and not do anything but walk around and talk at closing while other employees are busting their behinds to get the store cleaned for the next day. If a employee has an issue with something, really listen don't just act like you are and then not do anything. Treat your employee's how you would want to be treated


  10. Helpful (1)

    "decent warehouse type job but attendance policy is rough"

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    Former Employee - Order Puller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Order Puller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay and benefits package. Can be easy to work there if your a hard worker. Room to move around in the company. can be a long-term job. Always a set schedule and seasonal increase in hours.

    Cons

    Biggest problem is the attendance policy is so rigid and it's hard to earn PTO. For being a hobby warehouse they are goofy about working around the holidays. Performance based on "production" which isn't always accurate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen better when workers are having trouble meeting production.


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