Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
501 Reviews
2.9
501 Reviews
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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328 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The fact that the store closes at 8PM nightly and is closed on Sundays is a big deal (in 70 reviews)

  • Hobby Lobby has increased wages for full time employees by one dollar for several years (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • They KEEP you from being full time so they don't have to give you benefits (in 51 reviews)

  • As a part-time worker you have very little say in when or how much you want to work (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its the Hobby Lobby way!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crafts
    Current Employee - Crafts

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

    Pros

    They offer $15/hr which is more than I can say for most retail places. They have a wide selection of merchandise too.

    Cons

    The fact that the pay is so good. They make u feel like you owe them your lung because of it. There is alot of favoritism also which kills team spirit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some genuine appreciation to your employees because they are truly the ones that make your company run. They are the ones in direct contact with the customers that come into the store to give you the money you are going after.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non Advancement oppurtunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Good place to work at if you are looking for a full time job
    Closed Sunday

    Cons

    Start the majority of employees out at part time
    Almost 0% chance of advancement past Assistant Manager. They hire from outside the company rather than promote from within on almost all manager/ co-manager positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't understand why they don't promote from within. It only makes sense when you have an employee with years of experience in your company, knowing all the ins and outs, to hire within. Why does it make sense to hire big box store managers that need to be taught everything from scratch and sometimes deprogrammed from their last job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for Hobby Lobby

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    I loveee Working there. I'm a Christian, so it feels like I'm just in the right place to work for as a job. I do not have to hide my religious views because my company is builded on the pillars of Christianity. It's truly a blessing, and working there I really feel like a part of a team with my other co workers. I have the coolest Managers, so down to earth, and they really work with your schedule. Greatest thing is that it closes at 8 and it's closed Sundays, so I dont have to miss Church!

    Cons

    There are no cons. absolutely none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    i love all of the discounts

    Cons

    the managers were very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being hypocrits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent job, but stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    The starting pay is much more than any job I've had. My coworkers are great people and fun to work with. Managers are awesome. I love that we close at 8, and I'm very grateful for Sundays off.

    Cons

    There are so many rules that no one ever told me about, and then I get in trouble for breaking them. There are no scanners, which makes everything very slow. Remembering all the discounts is absolutely ridiculous. I've never been more berated and insulted by customers before working here. I get very little hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform each employee of all the corporate regulations. The system of manually entering prices and remembering discounts needs to be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, just not forever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, paid training, Christian based environment

    Cons

    For a retail job, the stress level is outrageous. Deadlines are pushed too harshly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It's an OK place to get more experience in the work force but as a student in college I wouldn't recommend staying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Stockman in Pasadena, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Stockman in Pasadena, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The good reasons to work here is that it builds better communication skills with people. I easily get along with co workers.

    Cons

    The only challenge I see is to get things zoned and cleaned on time and also dealing with picky or rude customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a sudent studying criminal justice to get in the FBI academy. This job is the last thing on my mind. Most employees have a low self esteem and missed there chances for better opportunitys but it is understandable for situations they had in there earlier years but the only thing that gets on my nerves is that some just chose to do nothing in there lives when doors where open. The managers can be disorganized but some are very good with managing time and ideas before the last minute. The store I work at didn't have a better idea for good time zoning until the head management payed a visit. Unfortunately I tend to get bored easily in this job it just never brings any new challenges according to long term co workers.

  9.  

    Great Company.... BUT.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jewelry/Wearable Arts Department Head in Heath, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Jewelry/Wearable Arts Department Head in Heath, OH (US)

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    ETHICAL, GOOD PAY, NICE PEOPLE

    Cons

    Company is too strict. nflexible structure limits authority of Management. Employees don't really seem to matter to the company. When District and Regional managers come to store (which is at least once a month), they don't even bother looking at employees, much less say "hello". There are limited advancement opportunities. Absolutely NO BENEFITS for PART TIME employees, which is the majority of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They can't do anything so why bother.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked in Middle Management for 7 years, not bad for the money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Framing Department Manager in Grandville, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good money for retail, ethical company, promotes from within

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends, some holidays, not open to individual store improvements, everything is set up at a corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree that all stores should have uniform policies, values, and general set up, but I think you might see more creative improvements if you were to allow individual stores to implement their own problem solving and systems techniques. Giving employees the opportunity to be creative in bettering their workplace would give them a sense of ownership in the company and would help to reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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