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.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Merced, CA – November 6, 2013
Pros: co-workers, guests, interesting merchandise our store carried.
Cons: short breaks, changing management.
I was hired at Hobby Lobby in the early stages of development, and helped assemble, set, and stock before opening.. I worked with many diverse individuals that all brought something unique to the table. The synergy within our employee "family" was off the charts. Unfortunately with the business being new, the hardest part about the job was adjusting – more... to new management. Fortunately, we all worked with a team attitude and got things completed, and to a very high standard. As a Customer Service Manager, a regular day for me included daily break scheduling, delegating certain duties, ordering, inventory, change handling for all front registers, as well as approving refunds exchanges. I thoroughly enjoyed working directly with guests to ensure an above satisfactory visit to our store. – less
Good place to feel productive, co-workers are great at working in a team environment
Seasonal Cashier Advanced to Department Lead (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – November 5, 2013
Pros: yearly raises
Cons: late weekends and limited health care plans
Most days at Hobby Lobby are filled with moving merchandise from one area to another setting it to a specific schematic. Running a cash register and assisting customers to help find the product they need to complete their project. Tuesdays were load days so I learned how to unload a truck, sort and price merchandise, and stock shelves in the proper – more... way. Fridays was the day you ordered product for the department using Hobby Lobby standards. All co-workers work as a great team from moving product in the store to helping each other assist with customers needs. The management worked hard and lead in good example of hard work and encouragement. the hardest part of the job is going into the Christmas season because thats the biggest time of the year but its also the best part of the job because it gives you the opportunity to make the customers happy about shopping there. – less
Cashier/Customer Service Manager (Current Employee), Manitowoc, WI – November 2, 2013
Pros: off every sunday, employees like family
Cons: no advancement opportunity
I love my job, thats why i have been there for 6 years. The best part is that the employees are like a tight knit family, at least my store they are. I love to see the regular customers and their kids as they grow. Its a great experience. I just wish there was more room for advancement in my store. Ive been trying to get full time for the past 4 years, – more... hasnt happened. – less