Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
438 Reviews
2.8
438 Reviews
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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green
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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 69 reviews)

  • Hobby Lobby has increased wages for full time employees by one dollar for several years (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • the only way to make more money within the company is to become full time (in 49 reviews)

  • As a part-time worker you have very little say in when or how much you want to work (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for with fair wages and equal opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobby Lobby part-time

    Pros

    Holiday bonuses for all employees, regular pay increases for all employees, always off on Sundays and store closes at 8 pm, discount on store products

    Cons

    You are expected to work long hours on your feet which is to be expected in any retail job. Managers often work very long hours Monday-Saturday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent entry level retail, no room for growth

    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Glens Falls, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Glens Falls, NY (US)

    I worked at Hobby Lobby full-time

    Pros

    Employees are given a decent starting wage at $10 an hour for full time. The store is well-organized and there is never overstock cluttering the warehouse--either the store has it or it doesn't.

    Cons

    There are no bar codes and there's no method to check prices or sales on the registers. At a new store, the promise of promotion to department head went unfulfilled for months, even after the payroll should have been freed when numerous employees left. Expect to constantly be pushed to accomplish the work of two or three people and then some with no extra compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the registers to POS systems. Doing so will decrease store loss through cashier error and sale confusion and allow more hours for underemployed and overworked staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for and shop. Christian company valuing people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Hire Temporary Laborer in High Point, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Special Hire Temporary Laborer in High Point, NC (US)

    I worked at Hobby Lobby as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Served as a Special hire temporary laborer to move store in High Point to new location.
    All duties were Pros and their efficiency and organization notable.
    The job was a massive positive effort in teamwork with focus on respecting others.
    Built a variety of new store product displays, shelving and racks
    Packed all merchandise from existing store for transport to new location
    Unpacked merchandise and set up displays in new store
    Breakdown displays from old store for materials to be warehoused
    Provide customer service as needed while working in new store

    Cons

    Understandably not enough full-time positions. I need full-time employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, Sundays off.

    Cons

    No scanners so you have to enter items manually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Higher pay rate than most, if not all, retail jobs

    The work is not terribly difficult

    Cons

    Company as a whole needs to catch up in the tech world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEADERSHIP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Hobby Lobby part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good starting off pay. Closed on Sundays, so that is a major pro for me. My management is good to the employees.

    Cons

    You don't get all the hours that you can actually work. It is retail, so there is alot of bending and lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    No sundays to work. Every other weekend off, unheard of in retail. With the exception of peak season.

    Cons

    None, great to work. Wish I was still there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IT, Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Support in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Support in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good supervisors and vision. Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    It's still a job. You have to follow your schedule, work late, and be on call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    love my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager in Dalton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Shop Manager in Dalton, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for almost 9 years and hope to be there many more years. my coworkers are my family.

    Cons

    The holidays can be demanding but its that way everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Pays and treats employees well.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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