Cashier (Current Employee), Visalia, CA – January 15, 2013
I enjoy what I do and I enjoy the people I work with. Management is great and on top of everything. They make sure things get done right the first time and they know the right people to use for certain projects. I like a challenge and they are really good at giving you challenges. My co workers are great to work with and they make the job easier and – more... they know how to work as a team. – less
cash office manager (Former Employee), Monona, WI – January 9, 2013
Pros: guaranteed sundays off
Cons: high turnover in management, boring job
Hobby Lobby was a fun place to work because there was a lot of neat things that were sold there. My co workers were pleasant but the job itself was dull. I found myself watching the clock more often than not and the pay was just above minimum wage.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Sterling Heights, MI – January 9, 2013
I was hired to help with setting up a store in Sterling Heights, Michigan. It was tedious and at times body aching but I made good money doing it and was eventually hired to work for the company as a part-time employee. I was mostly in charge of the warehouse and I barely saw customer interaction. People around me were getting moved to different departments – more... and at times were promoted and I stayed in the same area with warehouse. My manager was too prideful to have other help come in from other stores to help us with busy periods for the store which included the holidays and we were paid minimum wage and hardly saw any sort of raise. They are also a Christian based company and they took pride in it and it came off as being above everyone else. Customers either loved or hated the store and I remember witnessing one customer who couldn't get a refund or store credit for an item they purchased and the assistant manager at the time wasn't exactly all compassionate about it. We didn't have scanners used at the registers which meant the lines were always long and the cashiers had to punch in every item manually which took a long time at times. Overall, this company seems to be based on old methods for running a business and their management is mediocre at best. If there is one thing that was a good influence for me when working here it was during the store set up where I learned a lot about hard work ethic and teamwork to reach a goal. – less
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Snellville, GA – January 6, 2013
Helping customers at the register was my main job. I would have to be cashier and do returns for the customers and any employees that purchased items too. I also helped out with the seasonal department to keep it clean and stocked. The hardest part of my job was being taken seriously by the customers because I was a young manager. The most enjoyable – more... part of this job was learning about all the creative things people were doing with the items they would purchase at the store. – less
Very Little Stress, Old School Operations and Managements Techniques
General Manager (Former Employee), Decatur, AL – January 1, 2013
Pros: great company!
Cons: poor benefits, lacks technology in operations and structure, not good trainging program for advancing managers
* Fun place to work * Learned allot about merchandising, thinking outside the box, creativity, visual merchandising * Lacked direct contact and support from within the company. Stores all felt exiled from the Home Office and from other stores. * No Open door porgram * Loved the hours of Operation, lifestyle and quality of life this job provided. Home – more... to work ratio was great! Not a great deal of stress, but lack of training and mentor ship lead me to leave the company. Not a good training structure for advancing managers – less
Seasonal Sales (Former Employee), Owasso, OK – December 26, 2012
Pros: great work enviroment
i would open my cash register and balance it. Customer service on the floore and at the register along with moving seasonal items over. At night i would recover the store adn again bablance my register.
Hobby lobby has been very good to me, except for one exception.
Floor sales (Current Employee), Illinois – December 26, 2012
Pros: great place to work
Cons: no need for intimidation
Our DM came in one day,was in my area and asked why I had over stock on a certain item, I tried to explain in the process he was very degrading and intimating to the point I was shaking and crying in front of the whole store, customers, employees, managers. I will never forgive him for this. Now when he visits, I avoid him, just like everybody else – more... does. This was unessasary, and very degrading . I still give 100% everyday, I love my job and always will. My managers and fellow employees are great people, fun to work with. – less
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee), Cumming, GA – December 17, 2012
Pros: loved working with customers
Cons: limited health insurance
Good place to work, good pay, wonderful customers, wonderful management. My typical workday involved working heavily with customers and assisting them to find the products that they needed to improve their home interior. Gave excellent customer service and went above and beyond the average expections to exceed sales quota. Listened to customers individual – more... needs and consulted them on home decor. – less
Stockman/Customer Service (Former Employee), Denver, CO – December 10, 2012
I was a stockman for a store re-modeling of Hobby Lobby, seasonal work. The re-model of the store brought in a re-modeling crew from different Hobby Lobby's and we got along well. We got along so well that I still talk to a few people from the crew. The management staff is very nice, most to all the people there are great.
“Dishonest about job expectations and work requirements in the Art Department at Hobby Lobby Corp.”
Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – December 6, 2012
Pros – - Wide range of projects - Great co-workers - Top of the line technology - Learning new techniques
Cons – Expectations not clearly defined, high turn-over, unstable department, and lack of communication. Micro-managed with each project but the result is still not satisfactory, blame goes down instead of up. No proper training for the required – more... work. Unchristianlike management style and policies. Instead of building you up to where you need to be as an employee they are quick to cut you down and toss you aside.
Advice to Senior Management – Provide proper training to all management and design team, work together to make it a success instead of scrapping it and starting over. You should be a team instead of a group. The company places emphasis on their "Christian values", but the department management style is contradictory to Christian teachings which emphasize family caring and personal dignity. They take action first and aren't concerned with the consequences. – less