Cashier (Former Employee), Dothan, AL – December 7, 2013
Pros: great discount!
Cons: managment, some co-workers
a typical day at hobby lobby was not enjoyable! they constantly yelled and put you down. The management of hobby lobby is unorganized and they do not seem to know what they are doing. I enjoyed working with most of my co workers. The hardest part of the job was the markdowns. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the customers and – more... looking at all the sales! – less
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Spokane Valley, WA – December 5, 2013
Pros: great pay and wonderful people to work for
I loved working there, it was a great place to work and i enjoyed going to working every day. Every day I worked with customers, making sure they got what they came in to get and they were happy with there experience. I couldn't have ask for a better management. They were great to talk to about work, things outside of work or just anything. My co-workers – more... were hard working and helped when needed. I would have to say the hardest part of my job was dealing with people that would steel from the store. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with customers, being able to make people happy, being able to help them really made my job very enjoyable. – less
Takes Care of Employees, Culture could use some real world adjustment
Department Head (Former Employee), Little Rock, AR – December 4, 2013
Pros: great company to work for, great compensation
Cons: roadblocks to progress for the company as a whole
This company has a fantastic business model, truly rewarding its employees for good performance overall. No posturing whatsoever. They take great care of their employees. I could do without the overtly religious culture as it hinders progress, but they don't exactly shove it down your throat, It's just there. I can expect it from their sister store, – more... Mardel, but their personal beliefs are holding back some cutting-edge retail technology that could make the company even more successful. They need to learn to keep personal things personal, like religion. – less
I am a crafty person and just loved working and helping make items with customers and creating things.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Homewood, AL – November 30, 2013
Pros: great place to work with the imagination that i have to make and create things
I mostly cashiered, but when given the chance I would get to merchandise and set up displays, fluff trees and make floral arrangements. Once a week I would order product that sold at the register. The management was great. Co-workers were always fun to work with. Hardest part of the job was standing all day.
Corporate (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – November 29, 2013
Depending on which department you are in, each day can look quite different. Hobby Lobby continues to grow and expand, and with that comes near constant change. I learned a lot about communication and flexibility. I was encouraged to see the owning family stay true to their convictions even when pressured to give in to other's opinions. My experiences – more... with management were overall positive, and co-workers for the most part were friendly and hard working. I enjoyed the diversity of people and opinions. The hardest part of the job, for me, was the constant change- it is fast-paced and constantly growing. The particular positions I held were new positions, and the job descriptions were made as I learned the job... That was probably the hardest part for me. Ironically, that was the most enjoyable part too! There is a lot of room for both professional and personal growth. – less
Wonderful, supportive people to work with on a daily basis.
Department Manager (Former Employee), Murfreesboro, TN – November 29, 2013
I loved being able to help customers come up with new ideas for their houses as far as decorating, and being able to help with school projects. I was able to really flex my creative skills with this job. Working hard, you can advance up to lower management very quickly. The co-workers were the best part. It was truly a feeling of being with another – more... family when you were there. – less
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Somerset, KY – November 22, 2013
Hobby Lobby was a great company to work for as far as the company. Most of the management was great. I loved working with everyone there. We where like a team. The hardest part about working there was dealing with the store manager. He is not a very nice person and created a hostile work environment.
Customer Service/ Department Manager (Former Employee), Quincy, IL – November 21, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: low wages
This was my first job when I turned 16. I was able to advance to a department manager. I enjoyed the responsibility of my department. The hours were flexible for school and it was a positive work place. Customer service was a challenge with angry customers. I was young and was not put in a position with an angry customer until I worked here. This was – more... a challenge and learning experience on how to deal with these situations. I learned it is all in how your tone is and how you word things. Not to be intimidated but get to the reason of why they are angry and fix the problem or explain why you cannot accept the return. – less
Cashier and Sales Associate (Former Employee), McAllen, TX – November 21, 2013
Pros: breaks, great environment and great pay
Cons: 30 minute lunches
I loved working in this place because management and the company really cares for you. I had great co workers who were in the same page of hard working and everyone carrying their own weight. I loved the environment of their culture and putting religion on their agenda. I guess the hardest part of the job would be the endless work, which is exactly – more... what I or anyone looking for a job wants. – less
Lead Cashier (Former Employee), Modesto, CA – November 17, 2013
Pros: emplyoyee discounts
Cons: not good healthcare plan
ran register and did refunds. cleaned windows and work station. stocked shelves, answered customer questions. there was not anything hard about the job. some great coworkers. management team was just okay. the only thing I can say was there was a lack of communication between management and associates
Cashier (Former Employee), Plano, TX – November 14, 2013
A typical day at work would include cashiering, merchandizing, assisting customers in the store, cutting fabric, reseting aisles throughout the store and interacting with customers.
I learned how to work under stressful conditions, how to provide excellent customer service, how to work with others, how to reset aisles throughout the store, how to merchandize, – more... how to cut fabric and how to keep my composure in difficult situations.
Management was great at Hobby Lobby.
My co-workers made my experience at Hobby Lobby enjoyable and they were fun to work with.
The hardest part of the job was being on my feet all day.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers in the store, merchandizing, reseting aisles, cutting fabric, cashiering and interacting with the customers. – less
Jewelry Manager (Former Employee), Killeen, TX – November 12, 2013
What a great company to work for! This family owned business puts its employees first by offering Sundays and many holidays off (or at least out early). The customers are usually pleasant and working on interesting crafts. Within the space of a year, I went from part time cashier to full time manager of a department. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lawrenceville, NJ – November 12, 2013
Pros: one-on-one customer interaction, christian based company
Cons: long shifts, little job security
A typical day at work consists of assisting customers with their selections and physically walking them to the items they cannot find. I learned that the majority of my co-workers are dedicated to their jobs, however, they make mistakes frequently that should never happen. The management is civilized and can relate to their employees well. The hardest – more... part of the job is not knowing if you will still have a position by the end of your shift. The most enjoyable part of the job is working one-on-one with customers and making the personal connection with every single one. – less
Receiver/Stocker (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – November 12, 2013
Pros: great pay
Cons: hours vary by seasons, short lunches, healthcare
Depending on where you work you may be treated like a human being. Different zones bring different treatment. Some of the employees are very nice but others over-glorify the job and treat you terribly because of it. You will meet some really awesome people, but you will also meet some incredibly mean ones. Just watch out.
Cashier (Former Employee), Opelika Al – November 6, 2013
Pros: friendly co workers
Cons: short (and skipped) breaks, holiday rush
I personally liked working their with my co-workers. The manager was good for her job but didn't realize how her reaction to customers made the customers very upset. She understood communication skills which worked with the employees but when she dealt with customers, the skills were non-existent.