Assistant Manager and Floral Department Manager (Former Employee) – Richmond, KY – October 15, 2013
I enjoyed my job for the first year until the managers began to change and then the store went down hill. I was Assistant Mgr. with no raise and began to feel less unappreciated for all that I was doing. But as soon as the DM did some auditing he realized that it was due. But schooling was in the way and hours were too much at the time so I had to leave.
Transportation Clerk (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – March 28, 2017
I feel it is best to be seen and NOT heard here. I am an experienced compliance specialist, but it I am shut down any time I demonstrate that. I am expected to "do as I am told" regardless of the fact that I have pointed out some non compliant issues.
Cashier, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Katy, TX – March 26, 2017
This was my favorite part time job. The slower environment of the store is actually a plus in this situation, as it contributes to lower stress and more time to connect and chat with customers. The management truly made it feel like the staff was a family and genuinely seemed to care about me. With Hobby Lobby you get a great work/life balance because they close at 8 pm and are closed on Sundays. Additionally, you receive bonuses and pay raises even for being a cashier. The only downside to this job is that there is no scan system for ringing up products. It is all manual entry and could potentially lead to incorrect prices or quantities. This also caused delays if the price sticker was rubbed off the item.
Stockman (Former Employee) – Germantown, TN – March 23, 2017
My time at Hobby Lobby was a mental torture everyday. This won’t be for everyone but it was for me. I went to christian private schools, however I am not religious, so I know all the main gospel songs by heart. Now Hobby Lobby has the same 20 songs on repeat at all times, and they are instrumentals to all the main gospel songs. So, all day everyday I had a stream of annoying lyrics bouncing through my head that I simply could not stop. That being said, the other employees are nice, Management is good and fair but demand a lot of meaningless work, customers are horrible though.
Pretty lenient on when breaks are to be taken, and other employees.
Music, customers, useless work that could be delegated better.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – March 22, 2017
I love Hobby Lobby, and I thought it would be such a fun place to work. I didn't exactly HATE working there, but the management at my store was just kind of "meh"... they weren't very pleasant to be around, and it seemed like they were always rushing you around or just in a bad mood. Other than that, it was an OK place to work. However, I worked here at the same time as Chuck E. Cheese's, and sometimes they would mess up my schedule even though I would tell them the dates/times I could not work. A couple times I got yelled at for not being able to be there at a certain time, but I had told them previously that I wasn't able to because of my other job.
Fabric Counter Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Cullman, AL – March 21, 2017
I typically would assist customers with finding items they needed, as well as helping them think of ways to create what they had in their mind to complete projects they were working on. I also would help think of "out of box" solutions for issues they may have with redoing a piece of furniture or creating a project.
friendly co workers and customers
Not having a set schedule and a schedule that would change after it was put out.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Oswego, IL – March 16, 2017
Company has great opportunities for employees, for example, sending employees to set up other store is fantastic. The employees get to meet and train new people. Regular workdays are filled with assisting customers and fellow employees getting the job done.
Department Head (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – March 15, 2017
Management was awful from the beginning. No one should go to work and get yelled at, ever! There is always a way to be diplomatic with your employees and these managers are clueless. I especially loved going to work knowing I was hired for full time but only given part time hours. They work you like a dog for 12 hours on order day and truck day and only give a 30 min meal break. You can take a 15 min break also but there's so much work to do you don't have time to take it.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Morehead City, NC – March 12, 2017
This is a great place to work with a lot of nice people, Pay is great and management is the best. No overtime and it does get pretty slow during the summer months but that's ok you will still be working a lot of hours.