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Hobby Lobby Store Manager Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • They are closed on Sundays which I love (in 131 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, driver dispatchers work well with drivers (in 118 reviews)

Cons
  • full time in seasonal which left those departments short (in 118 reviews)

  • Hours that you work are limited if you are part-time (in 68 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, time off, being part of a family not just a job. Love the product that we carry, enjoy Sundays off to spend with family. Corporate personal are very supportive.

    Cons

    Just like any company you work for there are issues. No one can say that work life is perfect and if you can please share where. I give hobby lobby a perfect 10. And I'll take the good and the bad any day with hobby lobby it's worth it.

    Advice to Management

    I am currently a manager and as far as my superior's I could not ask for better leaders.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Co-Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    2 days off EVERY week. Closed on Sundays. Work every other weekend.

    Cons

    Insurance not the best. Management must wait a full year before investing in to 401k. Only 1 week vacation until end of 2nd year . Get 2 weeks starting 3rd year.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to relocation. This has been a requirement lately, However, the company will help you out once they see you are all in as well. Truly, a good company that is willing to pray and openly profess their faith in Christ openly in the work place


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager-Disorganized direction from Senior Management and lack of training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Sundays Off
    -Decent Holiday hours including black Friday weekend
    -Great Team Staff

    Cons

    -Seasonal Logistics. There is no structure or organization. Resulting in you wasting payroll of moving something a ridiculous amount of times. Week over week you are setting and resetting and reworking your seasonal department.
    -One Voice does not exist. You follow your District Managers direction to have it changed even within hours.
    -DMs panic when anyone above them visits. Reaction mode and wasted payroll.
    -Zero proper training from Co-Manager to Store Manager. Co-Managers run seasonal and end up not leading core business needs essential for store manager role.
    -Against any change in company processes. Despite large growth. The specifically tell you in a meeting in Oklahoma City to keep your ideas to yourself . They waste So much payroll

    Advice to Management

    Train and mentor Managers especially when they ask for help.

    Fix seasonal shipments to a schedule!

    Put peg counts on Plan-o-grams.

    Change is good listen to ideas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Off every other weekend usually except from November to January. Close at 8pm so leave by 8:45pm once store is recovered. Great employees and 15% employee discount.

    Cons

    Trying to get things done during the slow season and staying on budget.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager/Co-Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Store Manager/Co-Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sundays off, Store hours are 9-8pm, good pay for hourly employees, health benefits are good at good cost for employees

    Cons

    Very physical job even at store manager level
    extremely high expectations at very low cost wage %
    NO technology
    micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    need more technology growth including sales POS system -- does not have to be for ordering,
    Create instore HR position to assist with employee concerns.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "horrible, disrespectful, bully mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    closed on sundays is all I can think of

    Cons

    long, long, long hours! all physical labor with maybe 10% time managing. Upper management has NO idea how to speak to people. tactics used are bulling, demeaning and down right harassing! NO support! all stores no matter volume expected to same resets and seasonal moves by same due date, so whether you have 20 employees are 70, all needs to be done at same time! its insane!

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to learn about its dm and rvps and how they treat managers! that's if they care, maybe they like the unlawful treatment. read majority of these reviews and you will see this is a terrible place to work in management. it will kill you! all this coming from a manager who bonused 100% time, high store evaluations and stock tests and now moving on because of poor treatment. if you are a woman, run, run, run away!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Co-Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Off Sundays and closed on Thanksgiving

    Cons

    Hobby Lobby is your life, you will work 60 to 70 hours weekly and from Thanksgiving to the end of January you will be only off Sundays. You will be working 70 plus hours at this point

    Advice to Management

    You need to change how you work your management team, there is no reason to work 7am to 10pm


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stress Factory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sundays off. Closed at 8:00 daily.

    Cons

    Salaried management is expected to work 70-80 hours a week, six days a week from mid October through the end of January. Promises are given but seldom delivered. District managers have no back bone, and will not stand up for what is right.

    Upper management instills fear and paranoia. "Christian Workplace" in name only. If you want a job that causes you to lose your sanity, this is the one for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing your salaried managers


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Quite simply, a hideous nightmare."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    $65,000 per year sounds great for a store manager. Until you divide it by the number of hours worked (3500). Do the math.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Gnawing off your leg and bleeding out would be preferable to one moment spent in the employ of this Garden of Hypocrisy.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the Jesus facade. The fictional figure who flipped over the money changers' tables would go REALLY berserk in this loathsome warehouse of imported trash.