- Hobby Lobby16.Jun 2019
Support from management
Depends on the manager. My assistant managers are more than happy to offer me help and support. My co manager will almost stop what he’s doing to help you & my manager has such a “don’t bother me” attitude I don’t want to ask him for help.
Teamwork with my store is usually not a problem. I like most of my coworkers and don’t have an issue working with them.
Freedom to work independently
Not really “freedom” to work independently. You’re told wether to work alone or work with someone else. Barely any time to spend working in your own department and then get yelled at during a department walk through when things aren’t done correctly.
At my store, my co manager rocks. He is super awesome about getting along with everyone while also being stern enough to be a manager. You can feel comfortable talking to him about anything. Meanwhile my actual store manager is not easy to talk to and I feel like I have to avoid him at any cost.
Although I think there are more women employed at my store i feel there are more than enough men that work there too.
Attitude towards older colleagues
At my store we have several older staff members and they get along great with everyone and age doesn’t matter in my store.
Once again like I’ve mentioned, I’ve worked with the company almost 3 years and have been asked once about a full time position which I couldn’t take due to my school schedule. Now that I’m in a position to actually want a full time position, they won’t give it to me. All my boss cares about is saving precious payroll.
Overall compensation for your work
I’m never appreciated by my boss. I do at least 3 different peoples jobs when I work & am i never “compensated” for my hard work. Given I had my bad and good days, I work harder than most part time employees at my store & am never given any recognition and certainly don’t get a pay raise for it.
Office / Work Environment
It’s okay. Now that my store isn’t so new anymore things like the floors and the restrooms are getting dirty and not being fixed.
Hobby Lobby is terrible about recycling. We throw away more paper on a Saturday night after changing the sales signs for the next week than any other company i’ve seen. But we do baler our card board & return freight boxes back to our warehouse.
A lot of times I will be scheduled days off & then asks repeatedly to come in on my days off instead of just being scheduled. Very inconvenient, especially if I’ve already made plans, but need the extra money.
Hobby Lobby is stingy with who they hire because of company image. They want to hire bubbly personalities. “Clean” looking people. No tattoos, no piercings, no crazy hair colors & look professional.
They’ll never fire me without a reason. I’ve worked part time with the company almost 3 years now and haven’t done anything terrible. But just because I won’t lose my job doesn’t mean I’ll move up in it.
Once again, it’s okay. In my store we offer 2 wheelchairs & 2 registers with handicap accessibility. those 2 registers are the last registers and are only used during the busy seasonal time. So only handicap friendly during christmas time i suppose.
Somethings with workplace safety are beyond the control of the company, but I do get hurt a lot doing things like working our freight day & doing resets in the departments.
Oh the strenuous work is challenging alright. Working long shifts & being on your feet multiple hours without adequate breaks is challenging. The work itself is pretty self explanatory after proper training but being schedule 8-4 and working 8-8 is not exactly what I signed up for being a part time employee.
Inclusive / Diverse
Since my store has gotten a new manager, we have hired a well diverse staff.
Suggestions for improvement
- If I had to suggest just one thing it would probably be management understanding their employees and being a bit more lenient in personal matters. I had to call out out work for a week unexpectedly & was ridiculed about it for months & almost lost my job because of it.
What I like about the company
I enjoy my co managers & assistant managers. Most of my co workers, I love working in my department & of course my employee discount.
What I dislike about the company
I dislike the shady things upper management can say and do to make our (the management and staff at our store) lives harder and more difficult to enjoy working there.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHobby Lobby
- CityOklahoma City
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee