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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Store is CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (for religious purposes) - a guaranteed day off (in 122 reviews)

  • good pay, schedule sundays closed (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get full time can take several years to actually get (in 112 reviews)

  • Hours that you work are limited if you are part-time (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Co-Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the pay

    Cons

    Long hours, no family life, the business comes first no matter what, no personal time

    Advice to Management

    If you are starting out or retiring with no family life then this is the job for you. If you have some experience then do not go here!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers but not always great customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Awesome group of people to work with and always accommodating with school schedules or family needs.

    Cons

    Many teens and disrespectful customers come through the store and add to the already heavy workload. Retail is hard as it is, disrespectful customers make it even harder.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees, we try our best and work hard to make management happy, saying thank you goes a long way.


  3. "Hobby lobby what I think about that"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay work with great people

    Cons

    Long days no over time only ever other sat off no three day weekends

    Advice to Management

    Full time people should be treated a lot better


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  5. "Awesome Depending On Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Department Head in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Team oriented
    Good routine

    Cons

    Physically demanding
    Not that great of schedules

    Advice to Management

    Have realistic expectations


  6. "Management Woes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for Management and full-time employees. Good relocation program for managers willing to move.

    Cons

    Long hours and a constant reworking of merchandise causing double/ triple handling of product. Payroll hours are very thin in lower volume stores. Some RVP's are arrogant and unapproachable with terrible "bedside manners" when awaiting answers to their own questions. Christian company at the top but at the store level the environment is anything but that. I wonder if the owners really know how their District Managers and Regional VP's are running their stores personnel especially members of management and the number of hours that they work. High management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to work a ton of hours and / or become part of the floor crew not allowing for "Management of subordinates".


  7. "Seasonal/Part Time Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    The pay is okay for retail

    Cons

    Not family oriented, Management is awful, 30 minute lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up a bit. It's just a job.


  8. "Hobby Lobby"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head
    Current Employee - Department Head
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed Sundays off except once in a great while you might have to come in on a Sunday but that is very rare. They have good benefits and good starting rate

    Cons

    Don't get hurt on the job it takes forever for them to take care of Workman comp and it takes more effort on your part then there's .. it is hard to risk management and they don't get back to you when you leave messages. Also you don't get a chance to work in your own Department for an extended period of time to take care of everything because they have you working and every other department as well as covering other departments when someone is out or busy and being a backup on register even on Freight day. They pay well but the raises have gotten smaller smaller like $0.11. You work very hard and are stretched very thin for your wage. I do expect to work hard and I do but sometimes it just feels like there's just not enough help in the store to take care of customers first, instead of moving merchandise and rebuilding.. so customer service suffers frequently because they can't find anybody to help them.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule employees in a way. The back part of the store is covered and the front is covered. Do not schedule all the back people off on the same day.


  9. "Typical retail"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, pays slightly above minimum wage, store discount, benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Typical retail stressors, full time status is rare, constant reorganizing and displaying merchandise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, increase pay to match amount of work done


  10. "Great company to work at! Full time pays well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Good pay
    Closed sunday

    Cons

    Location
    Hire more help
    Better schedule and hours for managers

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example


  11. "Decent pay. Issues with upper management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head Crafts
    Current Employee - Department Head Crafts
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Above average retail pay.
    Paid holidays.
    Always off on Sunday.
    Paid vacation.
    Benefits for full time employees.
    35 hours a week.

    Cons

    Unorganized.
    Managers hired from outside often unfamiliar with company procedures.
    Overtime avoided at all cost. If they give you overtime they cut hours for the weeks following.
    Technology needs major updates.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your plan and stand your ground when approached by upper management.



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