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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated November 23, 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 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. "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 part-time

    Pros

    The friendly co-workers, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    the management as well as some of those same co workers have tendencies to stab you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own rules you set into place for everyone.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great manager, great people, Christian values, and family oriented.

    Cons

    None that I have found so far.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to remember where you came from.

  3. "Confusing Company that sells mostly overpriced junk."

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were mostly great. Employee discount (actually brought the prices down to normal range) bc they were extremely over-priced products.

    Cons

    Very confusing Co to work for! Only one "good' mngr but they got rid of him. Super "good ol boy" company mentality. Gave credit to mngrs at the top ( even tho they were super shady ) who were making decisions for employees in a dept . Loyal employees were the ONLY reason those dept heads did well. Never had proper equipment to do work. Stores were always in old buildings w/no windows. It's the story of all American retail. Gross break room. Sell crap made overseas. Couldn't wait to get out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Management was a joke. Meetings were just time to have to listen to the same speech over & over. Stop hiring idiots with full-blown egos who have NO idea how to manage or care for any employee. Stop calling your company "family friendly" then never allowing employees to go home at a normal hour! Don't treat your loyal employees who have tons of experience like they're 4yr olds. If only you would pay and care for good ppl, they would work so much better for you.


  4. "Be prepared to be overworked and underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Department Head
    Current Employee - Department Head
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount and some shifts are consistent weekly (truck day, order day).

    Cons

    There are so many to list, but here are a few:
    - If you are part time, you may be handed an entire department to manage/order/stock, but you won't get any more money than the other part timers whose only job is to ring register.
    - If you are full time and work in a service department where you manage a handful of others (CSM, fabric, framing), you will be paid the same as someone with a small department and no sort of manegerial responsibilities.
    - Insurance is expensive, but barely covers anything. They still haven't finalized their documents on the employee portal. They also only covered four mental health medications last year.
    - If you're on the younger side of the age group, you'll be treated less seriously than those who are older than the managers. And if you're on the older side, you'll be held to the same physical strength expectations as some of the younger associates.
    - Prepare to be bullied by management if you aren't able to magically get your stock out the same day as truck, despite wasting most of your time unloading the truck and opening up another departments' stock before even getting to do yours.
    - To get workers, management sometimes misleads newcomers into thinking they'll walk into full-time positions. I only got it because I fought for it after being in charge of an entire department, yet getting paid the same as a cashier. I hate seeing current part timers in that same boat.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the environment so stressful and unrewarding. You'll push away good workers and keep the bad ones. Also, fight for there to be some sort of compensation for having more responsibilities than others.


  5. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - CSM/Frame in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - CSM/Frame in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Major Holidays off, Get out of work by 9pm most nights. Work with a great staff.
    Have fun. Benefits

    Cons

    Okay pay, raises every year is between .15 to .24. Not enough to stay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say to Management. But give better raises


  6. "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.


  7. "CSM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Easy hours and always had off on Sunday

    Cons

    Need to update their inventory systems

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate rotating schedule keeps Store Manager from taking advantage of you and allows you to be off every other weekend.
    The schedule is maybe the only perk you have!

    Cons

    1. Only salary managers matter
    2. The trucks come 1 time per week, usually are late so your schedule to changes, don’t work in a store with a Friday truck!
    3. Salaried Managers are hired from outside the company and then you have to train them. Get one with a chip on his/her shoulder and you will be miserable
    4. Scheduling is always a nightmare, never enough coverage
    5.insurance is expensive and covers basically nothing
    6 Company culture is less and less the further you get from Oklahoma
    7. They will take advantage of you if you let them

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, understand you should work with your team and they will do so much more for you. Don’t expect me to automatically be on your team, you have to earn that type of relationship.
    DM visits should NOT be announced, check up on these store managers and hold THEM accountable!!! If they are the cancer in your store then cut them out! Open your eyes and listen to what is going on in those buildings, don’t ignore it!


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