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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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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 136 reviews)

Cons
  • Practically impossible to get full time (in 120 reviews)

  • Crazy schedule if you are part-time (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "If your going to work retail Hobby Lobby is a nice place to be"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sundays off and I enjoy working with the customers plus ater two years you get two weeks vacation

    Cons

    I work really hard for the money I make

    Advice to Management

    a pat on the back for a job well done once in a while.


  2. "Fun place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crafts Department Manager in Germantown, TN
    Current Employee - Crafts Department Manager in Germantown, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    $10 starting wage for full time employees.
    very pleasant atmosphere and customers.
    floor positions are the best... more enjoying than being a stockman or cashier.

    Cons

    You earn "personal" (aka PPTO) days, but you don't get to spend them unless you are sick.
    No bar codes... It will suck to work here as a cashier, unless you think you'll like typing in prices and departments

    Advice to Management

    Offer more in-store promotional opportunities/career advancement. Offer employees tuition reimbursement. Promote people from within, not outside retail managers. It's mortifying.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Really great place to work...."

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Department Head in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hobby Lobby is a great family-oriented place to work. After working there for two years I had decided to move to Orlando, FL but I really did not want to leave. They were really flexible with their employees and treated us very respectfully and even rewarded us for jobs well done. We had went through a couple new general managers but the store transitioned well through each one. Our store had great teamwork and was one of the best in the district.

    Not to mention you always had Sundays off. :)

    Cons

    The only thing I really did not like while working there was the monthly overstock counts. I worked in the Jewelry Department and so it could be quite tiresome. Those had only started shortly before I left.

    Advice to Management

    I dont think they need much advise. I think the way they are managing the stores are terrific. Keep up the good work Hobby Lobby!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "GREAT COMPANY! Opening new stores every year. Financially solid."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stores closed on Sunday
    Growing company - adding an average of 30 New stores per year
    Promote from within policy allows plenty of room for advancement
    Based on biblical principals
    Financially solid company
    Your work helps support missions
    Run on common sense, not tons of paperwork or red tape
    $11.00 hour min. wage for all FT employees
    Competitive pay for managers

    Cons

    If you are lazy, this is not for you.
    If you are dependant on scanners and have forgotten basic math, then Hobby Lobby is not for you.
    If you love paperwork and red tape then this is not your place to be. It's run on old style merchandising with great customer service and it works!

    Advice to Management

    We need to be sure we all do what David Green wants us to and that is build a good organization, train your people and take care of them and provide great customer service. Then we will continue to be highly successful.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Department Head in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Art Department Head in Enid, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Our manager was young and on the rise so he was always open to suggestions and liked to work hard. Being a family man, he understood the need for schedule adjustments and was always willing to covernfor anyone when needed. I don't know about other Hobby Lobby managers but I really enjoyed working for this one. The customers were great because they were always working on some creative project or another so their minds were focused on exactly what they wanted. I was always excited when they brought pictures of their finished projects for me to see.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours. Don't apply here if you're afraid to work.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule extra people on Saturday nights and on days when stock comes in.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers are usually hardworking nice people.

    Cons

    If you close you often have no idea when you will be home.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people opening do some of the tasks that people closing have to deal with.


  7. "Wonderful till new boss"

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    Former Employee - CSM in Ballwin, MO
    Former Employee - CSM in Ballwin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay nice people great company good benefits. High quality of products. The company respects its employees and customers.

    Cons

    The only cons for me were when you made s return it took forever and the last manager I had was horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be such rude stuck up snobs and learn to listen to your employees. This is for Ballwin store # 359.

  8. "Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Buyer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christian environment, Great people to work around, Pay is excellent as well as the benefits. If you want to work for a company who's owner and mgt truly cares about the emopoyees or, you just want to work in a Christian environment then, I don't know of a better company. Hobby Lobby has raised the min wage to $13 hour for any full time employee and, has given me a great raise every year.

    Cons

    store Mgr's have to work a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    you are the best, keep following God's plan for this company.


  9. "I love working here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Framer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Framer in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good managment
    fun work environment
    nice coworkers

    Cons

    There are not really any cons


  10. "hobby lobby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work as a high school student

    Cons

    no cons at the time


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