Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
478 Reviews
2.9
478 Reviews
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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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    Hobby Lobby

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid at a rate that you can survive in today's economy. Great co workers, I was part time so Im not sure of the benefits.

    Cons

    There are a lot of late nights especially on truck day or when there are a lot of resets. This usually ends after christmas and starts back up right after spring. Pretty much throughout the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work for decent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frame Shop Manager
    Current Employee - Frame Shop Manager

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Good pay for retail. Always something to do. Closed on Sunday's. Close at 8 pm every night.
    Steady raise every year.

    Cons

    Awful benefits
    Limited upward mobility
    Upper management doesn't listen to complaints
    Sporadic hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more employees from within the company instead of hiring outside people for management positions. They typically take forever to train and are trained by the people who should be in their position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    a great family oriented place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Tupelo, MS (US)
    Former Employee - Stocker in Tupelo, MS (US)

    I worked at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    works with you about schedule conflicts, great pay, merchandise is outstanding with quality and quantity.

    Cons

    need more people to work during the Christmas season,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people during the christmas season

    Recommends
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    Bad ol' retail.

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    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits for full-time employees is quite competitive.

    Cons

    There is very little incentive to work your way up in the company. The assistant managers and especially the store managers are worked to death for little more pay than normal full-time employees.

    Also, the company seems very reluctant to embrace new technology to make the business more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and coordination are a must. If you want projects done by a certain date, make sure the components on your end are in place first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    you do not have much say on what goes on in your store

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    the pay is very good for what you do and they work well with your school schedule if you are a student

    Cons

    people from the corporate offices always come in to grade the store and when they do they always tell you to do something new. this would not be bad if it was different for every store but it is not. They do not realize that every store is different and depending on the location you are in, you may need to do some things a little differently.

  7.  

    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    15% discount. Employees and managers were all friendly and everyone typically got along. It was a lot like a big family. I worked 11 months before I quit on my own personal reasons.

    Cons

    Customers are EXTREMELY slobby, always. Work can become extremely hectic and there were days I worked my 40 hours in three days. The management I worked at was particularly bad and unorganized. I worked full-time hours for part-time pay and never offered full-time. Sometimes the managers thought I WAS full-time already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The worst thing about this company is their refusal to upgrade their systems. Everything is done by paper and printer and that slows everything done tremendously when working with deleted items.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    H.L on the D.L

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    Current Employee - As A Matter of Fact, the Whole Store in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - As A Matter of Fact, the Whole Store in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    The items in the stores are nice, prices are so-so because of weekly discount savings, 40% coupon is good, the music is relaxing while you shop, some of the stores are clean and bright and some employees are friendly. Closed on Sundays but open for employees during new location store set and otherwise.

    Cons

    Store sets are tideous and confusing since there no aisle to show which department to deliver stock to, items to ring up individually on register, orientation takes 90 days before hire as a PT/FT but no one really gets FT. Store hours 9am-8pm good for customers but employees leaves 2-4 hours later cleaning and covering the diamonds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should use modern technology in stores to prevent loss, advise store managers how to be courteous to employees as they do with customers. Store managers should meet with employees to disuss there work performance at least once a month, thank employees for their effort before ending their seasonal assignment without his/her knowledge, and let's work as a team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay not Equal for Part-Timer's Responsibilities

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Custom Framer
    Current Employee - Part-Time Custom Framer

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    I was a framer for 3 years and recently had to quit due to a move. Management was good, coworkers were nice, hours fine.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to get paid more for the extra responsibility part-time framers have. One night while working alone, I was juggling 2-3 different customers, trying to finish custom orders due the next day, answering the phone, and start recovery within the hour. As I was sweating buckets with all these expectations, I see the stock boy just casually walk by sweeeeeeping. I think to myself, "and we make the same wage". I don't get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay part-time framers more for all the responsibility and skills they have. This job was very stressful at times; especially if you're expected to achieve many tasks and responsibilities in the few hours you're working. Rewards for obtaining a high upselling percentage would've been appreciated too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was a part time cashier who worked fair hours, checking, wrapping, and bagging customers purchases.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    The hours are amazing! They close at 8, and I was always busy, but never too busy.

    Cons

    It was difficult to request off. The managers rarely accept any requests, and you aren't allowed to request off any time during the holiday season ever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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