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The main focus of a Hobby Lobby employee is to serve the customer. We must always tend to the needs of any customer that enters the store. In order to assure that Hobby Lobby employees are expected to greet customers, and help them with anything they might need. The hardest part of the job was the outdated purchasing system, nothing has bar codes, so everything must be put in by hand.
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An Easy Job but Management shows favoritism.

The job was easy. Stocking and running a till, etc. Except management clearly showed favorites, the pay was low, never got a raise, and worked 39 hours a week for almost a year but they refused to make me full time to get the pay increase and benefits.
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Chill place but busy

It's a chill environment but sometimes there can be a lot of customers at once and that's when things get annoying. And you are responsible for your department and register so you have to maintain both
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Not for me, personally.

It was an okay job, it just was way too strict and for me. Lots of micromanaging. You’re not really told what you need to do or need to be doing when you’re not ringing customers up.
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Fun in spurts. Not all the time.

I always said that Hobby Lobby was kind of old school in the sense of the tools and resources available to you to do your everyday tasks compared to other retailers. Your job could be so much easier if things were more up to date, but it's just a money saving aspect in my opinion, and due to that, you feel more exhausted thinking you shouldn't be as tired had things be more easy for the employees. The people are nice and so are the customers, but sometimes, depending on location and work load and a lot of other aspects of a retail job, you could see yourself working a whole lot of hours, but sometimes you could be doing more work in place of others. All in all, it's like a lot of other retailers except you get paid a lil more to deal with unecessary extra steps, but you could get burnt out pretty quickly too.
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Great Place to Work

This was a great place to work and it comes with really good discounts too!! The management is very friendly and the work environment is laid back. I love working at hobby lobby
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Great place to work. Management was good at the time and always worked with me. I’ve heard a lot of things have changed since leaving but overall was a good job.
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Repetitive, structured, supportive

What is the best part of working at the company?I like it but too repetitive for me. I need more stimulation. Communication could be better but really nice customer service managers and team.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not knowing when you can punch outWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Supportive customer service managersWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Very very busy. When your shift is done you put away returns
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What is the best part of working at the company?Continuous work a set schedule with opportunity to make more with back hauls.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The lack of sleep that you can't get backWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?On the road most of the time so the work environment is always movingWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Long and stressful and many miles
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Company good, Management Bad

The company has good core values and respects employees, but it doesn't mean they can't hire bad managers. Id watch fellow employees run out of the building crying because of how poorly we were treated. If I were to ever come back to Hobby Lobby, I would not go back to Cherry Hill.
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I was a department head, stocked for my department and ordered whatever we needed on a weekly basis. Coworkers were great, pay was okay. Hours were usually pretty good too
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Good company to work for when you have good management. Pay is every two weeks and expect to be working in all parts of the store, nothing is of limits
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impossible to get promoted

easy job, management depends on location. No raises and no promotions. worked there for 3 years and never received a single pay increase and remained at minimum wage and never saw a single person get promoted so i left.
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Awesome experience great full for the opportunity just wish it was closer to my house because of distance .

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexibility with scheduling and the atmosphere is family friendly based.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Preparing before routine auditing that happens in the autumn season. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Hobby Lobby offers work place balance and you get to meet unique employees that have a lot for various arts and crafts. What is a typical day like for you at the company?If you work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9am to closing 8pm it's less busy your taking on a easy shift. But if you work Thursday and Friday and Saturday expect to do alot of stocking for these are typical truck days. Also great way you can earn a little extra overtime is to request to come in 7am until closing.
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Very physical job

Very labor-intensive between unloading trucks, resetting fixtures, carrying furniture, placing overstock in baskets above aisles. Don't let anyone pressure you into carrying baskets up a ladder without assistance.
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Local store was great- corporate sucks

As far as retail goes, hobby lobby isn't a terrible place. Each individual store can be very different depending on the managers. My local store had an amazing head manager who really cared about employees but could be harsh when needed. I personally had a decent experience working there, but don't recommend it too highly. The company itself has very outdated ideas. Everything is put in the register by hand, taking time and leading to lots of mistakes especially by new cashiers. This leads to frustration and anger from customers. If you are part time, you get nothing. Pay sucks, no benefits, you are barely considered a person to the company and can easily be replaced. Being full time isn't much better. Overall, if you have a good local manager it can be great. I loved my coworkers. Customers could be great or awful, it all depends. Corporate just sucks. If the founder steps down (unlikely) or passes away (likely), it could change and improve. But as it is now, the company sucks.
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New management might be better

I built some great friendship with my coworkers and gained good experiences. Those are the only positives. It was incredibly toxic but most of those people have left now so it may not be as bad. Enter at your own risk. They’re incredibly demanding no matter which store you work at
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Do not expect raises or promotion to fulltime

Job isn't hard just tedious. Usually show up ask the manger what to do and get to work. Manager(s) will pull you from what you are doing to do something else even if you are not done and except you to get both done with little to no help. Don't except a raise because you aren't going to get one. Promotions are very few and far between even if a spot opens up. Hardest part is dealing with the manager(s) pulling you away from one job to do a different job. Best part is co-workers. Work place is usually laid back unless the District manager shows up and decides to completely change things that should not be changed. Part time workers are worked to death during holidays then get hours cut from Jan-May.


Co- workers are usually good to be around


District Manger, no raises, and promotion to fulltime near impossible only want part time workers
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Don't expect to leave at your scheduled time or get your 15 minute breaks. Training consisted of a few hours watching another cashier. The company apparently doesn't believe in scanners, so you have to hand key every item in the register and refer to a sales sheet to know what to discount on the register. $ isn't worth it.
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Hard work, fast paced most days. Understaffed.

Management is bad, alot of favoritism, high school setting, very clicky, hard work. Have to carry each other and help other get promoted. Stressful, alot of work to be done in a small amount of time.


Short breaks, interrupted during breaks. Treatment from customers is bad. Shoplifters are rampant.
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Outdated Structure

Apply for a position but be placed in any number of positions and left without support unless full or part time many current employees hate their job and management. The employees feel the policy is outdated and needs restructure. Overall a company cares more about bottom line than customer or employees they will not answer phone calls customer inquiries leave employees drown and fire them for the lack of support and direction


Decent Pay/ benefits


Horrible work Environment
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