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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Store is CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (for religious purposes) - a guaranteed day off (in 123 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. "Seasonal/Part Time Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Co workers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN

    Pros

    Great "work" environment interacting with customers.

    Cons

    Co-workers were rude and obnoxious.


  3. "Seasonal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Nice starting pay and flexible hours! During the holidays there was ample overtime opportunities!

    Cons

    Being called in on every off day, not being able to have body jewelry or tattoos

    Advice to Management

    I loved all of my managers. Very helpful and encouraging people'


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Eh."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off every Sunday, good hours of operation

    Cons

    No accountability to upper level managers. Number of hours required is inconsistent with the family friendly workplace they advertise.


  6. "Senior Assistant Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    - competitive pay
    - good benefits
    - work /home life balance
    - meaningful purpose (more then making money)
    - great employee discount
    - sundays off
    - family friendly work environment

    Cons

    - ringing up process ( would and could save company so much money to change just this one thing.


  7. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    I really liked that my co workers were really nice and they were willing to help me with anything I needed to learn at the beginning and helping customers is fun!

    Cons

    I dont really like the hours they gave me but the that really isnt the worst thing they could do, I was treated well overall.

    Advice to Management

    i think you are doing a great job with everything and you should keep up the good work and continuing following Christ.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Derby, KS
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Derby, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christian company, treatment to their hourly and go managers is good. But not the same as a store manager.

    Cons

    RVP is belittling to store managers. DM does not back up store managers. Often had no recollection of previous direction given.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage rather belittle your store managers.


  9. "Amazing atmosphere, corporate can be undermining"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly depends on GM. All 3 of mine have been amazing people who care about their employees' well-being enough to refuse the regional manager's ridiculous demands. Wages are more than fair for the work. Sundays off :)

    Cons

    Corporate standards are interesting. If you follow company policy and refuse a return, you can still get written up if the customer is super upset and calls corporate on you. Annoying, but happens in customer service I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are your best asset. I understand that keeping the customer happy is important, but coming down on those upholding company policy simply because the customer called in furious is a great way to demean and ultimately lose fantastic employees.


  10. "Department Head/ Photo Frames"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Head in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Department Head in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Hobby Lobby (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great community to work with, wonderful hours

    Cons

    Working Holidays there was intense, i liked it tho.


  11. "Not goof for ambitious people starting at floor level."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Bonus of $50 for every christmas worked for part timers and $100 for full timers. $250 gift card for every five years of service. Always off on Sunday. Full timers usually work every other saturday. 6 paid holidays. Vacation time after full time for 6 months. 1 week to 4 weeks depending on length of employment. Guaranteed unless you wait until the last minute. Ppto buyback after accumulating over 80 hours. Takes two to three years to do. Closes early. Off at 9 most nights. Day off during the week makes appoinemts and errands easier to deal with.

    Cons

    All employees despite work ethic, time employed, and degree of difficulty due to the dept you manage are paid the same. Everyone gets the same raise each year. Upward mobility is very limited. Stone age way of operation. Not a full 40 hour work week until the holidays due to limited payroll. You wear every hat. Company is not customer service based even though they'll tell you otherwise. No training. You learn everything as you go.

    Advice to Management

    My managers work hard. My advice to the company is to change the setup so that floor staff can give better customer service.



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