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  • Mar 17, 2016

Not what I thought it would be....

company Hobby Lobby
City Nampa
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2016
Position Others
Department Others

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Hobby Lobby has some good points and some bad points, like most companies do. The pay is a little higher than most retail jobs, but you really have to earn it. There is absolutely no downtime, and this is not easy when you are on your feet for several hours at a time as a cashier, for instance. I was disappointed that I was spoken to in a manner that I have never been spoken to in my entire 30 year working career. Maybe that is the culture of retail? Very condescending. There are very few Full time jobs available in any store, so not many benefits/insurance for most of the staff.. There is a company discount. Another thing that was difficult was the lack of SKU scanning. The cashier position is slow and needs a "head cashier" to help sort out a multitude of cashiering errors while customers are in line checking out. One positive aspect is that you will not hear any employees swearing, and they are team players, for the most part and will help you if possible. Fellow employees are the biggest asset hands down. There is good training to keep people safe. and also training to help with loss prevention. Both of these critical to retail in a store of that size.

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  • The best improvement would be to get bigger checkout counters...they are very small and some of the products are large and need to be wrapped up. In addition to the cashiering aspect of this job, they need to bite the bullet and get scanners for all SKU's. They currently only scan sewing patterns. If you are going to do one product you might as well do all of them. It would be an undertaking, but be beneficial in the long run. Check out is hindered by many cashiers not knowing what is on sale, and the high chance of making other errors on the registers. Scanning would go a long way to help this situation. One other thing that I thought was not so great at the registers was all the random merchandise that is "impulse" merchandise.... Toys, very expensive candy, keychains, jewelry, etc. just random merchandise.....very unfair to lay this all out in front of children....It's not a little bit, it's a LOT of stuff that kids want and then cry when they can't have it.

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