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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated September 18, 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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is better than most places when if you only work part time.

    Cons

    The expectations of employees are unreasonable. You don't get to take time off for emergencies or family. You are expected to put your work above everything and everyone in your life. You are overworked and underappreciated. Customers are allowed to steal without punishment, punch/hit you when they are mad, and or curse at you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people and you might actually be able to keep them around.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Seasonal help"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Easy work. Nice customers.

    Cons

    Everyone is required to work Black Friday even though the store has no additional sales/

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Your success is dependent on your superiors, not your own work ethic"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Department Head in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good variety of tasks to do, as far as retail goes. Usually pretty good about giving time off, pay (at least in my area) is pretty good, too.

    Cons

    Your success is totally dependent on who your managers are. There are full-timers that keep their jobs despite their low/non-existent work ethic and complete disrespect for coworkers, meanwhile there are part-timers that are hard and reliable workers that get nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of causing some ripples. If someone is costing the company time and money, let them go! Reward your employees who do good work!


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule as far as retail goes. Off every Sunday, off every other weekend, the latest night other than the Holiday Season usually ends at 8:30pm. Good 15% discount. Benefits are average, so no complaints their. Good opportunity for advancement. This company also isn't one of those "customer is always right" companies. The DM pretty much ignored most of the complaints customers called in. Very basic as far as the priorities: appearance, wages, in stock, profit. Not even really pressed for sales. Keep those four things in line and you'll do fine.

    Cons

    The work is physical, so don't expect a desk job. 15% office work, the other 85% is on the floor. That's actually a good thing for some, but not usual for this size retail establishment. There's a saying that "if you don't touch it at least 8 times before you sell it then you're doing something wrong" that you should keep in mind. We moved a lot of things over and over again, and that's the program. Just like any company, there are always a few people you'll meet that don't reflect the values preached by the company as far as fairness and Christianity. Very tight on payroll, but that's retail.

    Advice to Management

    Think of all the money you'd save if we didn't touch everything so many times.


  6. "Amazing Oppurtunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides a good and friendly work environment, and promotes good work ethic as well as leadership skills

    Cons

    At certain sale seasons work can be stressful due to low staff volume

    Advice to Management

    Let your Full-timers know how much there appreciated and push them to be better it will pay of in the long run!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall work experience"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, hours are decent for retail

    Cons

    Corporate sees you as a number don't be fooled by the religious speeches.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us with respect, appreciate our hard work, and treat us as people. In return you will have great workers who want to thrive for you.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Matthews, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off on Sundays
    Great pay
    Friendly people

    Cons

    The senior managers are very gossipy
    They don't pay for performance


  9. "Vacation Accurals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After 6 months Full time you get 1 weeks vacation, 1 yr you get 2 weeks vacation, 4 yrs you get 3 weeks vacation and 10 yrs you get 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    I'm not nuts won't be listing any cons.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, but"

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    Former Employee - Certifed Framer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Certifed Framer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for being retail

    Cons

    Promotions are usually found by relocating, rarely within your same store.
    Managers pressure sales on framing associates, but don't cross-train other employees nor help when the department is busy. Leading to missed opportunities.


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