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In 1970, David and Barbara Green took out a $600 loan to begin making miniature picture frames out of their home. Two years later, the fledgling enterprise opened a 300-square-foot store in Oklahoma City, and Hobby Lobby was born. Today, with more than 750 stores, Hobby Lobby is the largest privately owned arts-and-crafts retailer in the world with approximately 32,000 employees and operating in forty-seven states.

Company - Private
$2B to $5B
Large
Multiple locations
Niche Retailers, Hobby / Games Retailers
1972
David Green
What departments Hobby Lobby employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation24.5%
Management - Other16.3%
Administrative13.9%
Sales Managers & Supervisors13.4%
Cashiers10.7%
General and Operations Managers10.6%
Woodworking5.5%
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3 months ago
Cashier
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Hobby Lobby employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Hobby Lobby: Newcomers: 26%, Experiencers: 16%, Experts: 15%, Veterans: 43%. Hobby Lobby employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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A year ago
Will work holidays
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A year ago
Excellent with displays , keep areas very clean
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Where did Hobby Lobby employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Hobby Lobby: Dollar General, JCPenney, Kmart. Typical Hobby Lobby employees have worked at Dollar General.
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A year ago
Been cleaning for 30 yrs need a change
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A year ago
Been sitting down working and its time for something different
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Dollar General
JCPenney
Kmart
What industries did Hobby Lobby employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Hobby Lobby: Niche Retailers, General Merchandise Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Colleges / Universities, Limited-Service Restaurants. Hobby Lobby employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
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Where did Hobby Lobby employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Hobby Lobby: Small: 27%, Medium: 9%, Large: 64%. Most Hobby Lobby employees have previously worked at large companies.
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A year ago
Want to work at Hobby Lobby Resume ready Augusta Maine Currently at Michaels
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Educational background

What did employees at Hobby Lobby study?
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Where did employees at Hobby Lobby study?
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
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A year ago
I worked for Walmart as a Cashier and i was also working for the School System as a School Bus Monitor for the EC Special Need Kids which is my Current Job
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Hobby Lobby?
Time employed at Hobby Lobby: <1: 7%, 1-3: 29%, 4-8: 46%, 9-13: 12%, 14-20: 4%, 20+: 2%. Most Hobby Lobby employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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A year ago
This graph states 4-8yrs..does this mean they leave on their own or get terminated?
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How does Hobby Lobby rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Hobby Lobby: 51.4% Male and 48.6% Female. Age ratio at Hobby Lobby: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 53%, 31-40: 22%, 41-50: 13%, 51-60: 9%, 60+: 3%. Hobby Lobby rates - 4.6% more female than the industry average. Most Hobby Lobby employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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What are the top roles at Hobby Lobby?
Top roles of Hobby Lobby: Store Manager, Cashier, Co-Manager, Manager, Framer. The top role at Hobby Lobby is Store Manager.
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Store Manager
Cashier
Co-Manager
Manager
Framer

Career advancement

How does Hobby Lobby rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Hobby Lobby: low. Hobby Lobby ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do Hobby Lobby employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Hobby Lobby: CVS Health, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kroger, Lowe's. People who work at Hobby Lobby most typically go on to work for the CVS Health.
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Dollar General
Family Dollar
Kroger
Lowe's

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Hobby Lobby Reviews and Ratings

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Shipping manager
Yukon, OK - April 9, 2024
Good pay nice culture
3.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Management is Mickey Mouse. They promote buddies and friends. Work is good. Heavy season is busy. Light season lite on hours. Overall decent place to work. Nice facility.. insurance good.

Pros and Cons
Pay, benefits.
Management
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February 29, 2024
Fun rewarding
5.0
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I loved working at Hobby Lobby in Bowling Green Kentucky great bosses management , i just work seasonal

Pros and Cons
great bosses
i didnt have any cons toward hobbylobby
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Cashier
Evansville, IN - October 4, 2023
Great work environment, very productive
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
It was my first real retail job and taught me a of bunch customer service skills that would help in future achievements

Pros and Cons
They were a nice business, merchandise they sold was very appealing
Some managers I worked for I tolerated but they didn’t bring out the best like other managers did
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Frame Shop Manager
Conway, AR - March 21, 2023
Good Pay, Excellent culture
4.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
It's retail, so there wasn't a great balance between work and life. The holiday season is the worst (which really runs around 7 months of the year). During this time, you can kiss Saturdays goodbye. On the other hand, you will never work a Sunday. Management was awesome and the co-workers were great.

Pros and Cons
Pretty decent pay for the required experience.
Irregular hours
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November 10, 2022
Fun and creative workplace with amazing shoppers
4.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Company supports a culture of providing a compelling workplace for team members. 100% internal promoting culture but limited beyond manager.

Pros and Cons
Work life balance as valued in the culture
Technology and communication a bit behind
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Stockman
Murfreesboro, TN - June 13, 2022
Good company to work for.
3.8
Ratings
1
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Simple job. Unload trucks, process the freight according to departments, light cleaning & maintenance.

Pros and Cons
Good pay & benefits.
No promotional opportunitys.
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Cashier
Victorville, CA - May 30, 2022
Keeps you busy
3.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Hobby Lobby had just renovated a building, I was hired to help set up fixtures according to planogram and prepare for grand opening. My work was exceptional and was trained to be a cashier. Being familiar with where every item was located in the store I handled go backs at the end of shift.

Pros and Cons
I loved the teamwork.
Breakroom small
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March 24, 2022
clean and organized
2.8
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2
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
They have always supported me. They are closed on Sundays. I know I can have church and family on that day. I just can't get enough hours to make a living.

Pros and Cons
Store is closed on sunday
not enough work hours
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Cashier
Latham, NY - February 11, 2022
Sad place to work
1.0
Ratings
1
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
I left today because of surgery and my manager would not work with me in trying to not let me do frieght

Pros and Cons
These is none
There is none
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Customer service desk of returns and exchanges
San Antonio, TX - January 26, 2022
Very well kept and easy co workers to work with as a team
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Enjoyed working with Hobby Lobby employees and managers. Love the hours and loved the pay. The pay allowed me to keep ahead financially and spend much needed time with my kids

Pros and Cons
Good team workers, good pay, good hours
Alot of non stop work and always moving store around with inventory
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December 22, 2021
Great atmosphere
4.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Loved it here. Great management team. We became a family. Loved the store and the job. Good quality pay and benefits

Pros and Cons
Friendly employees and management
None that I can think of
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Real Estate Analyst
Oklahoma City, OK - November 3, 2021
A very bad experience
1.6
Ratings
1
Professional growth
2
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
The first two - five years was a wonderful experience and I loved my job. I was in the construction department and we had a horrible VP of the department. He would not let anyone in his department move up to another department within the company. I tried and he called me into his office and totally humiliated me, to the point that I cried. I finally made my 15 years in August os 2017 and the department management go so bad and stressful that I had to quit in January due to the stress on my health.

Pros and Cons
Pay is decent
Too many for me to mention....also no short term disability and long term is a joke.
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Store Manager
Conroe, TX - July 14, 2021
Labor intensive, micro management
2.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
Poor upper management was very biased , very inconsistent recognition for efficiency in job performance and appraisals

Pros and Cons
Competitive salary
No quality of life
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When was Hobby Lobby established?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1972.
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2 years ago
1972
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What industry does Hobby Lobby fall under?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Retail.
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2 years ago
retail
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What’s the main location of Hobby Lobby?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
It’s Oklahoma City, OK.
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2 years ago
oklahoma
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What’s the gender distribution at Hobby Lobby?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
48.6% female, 51.4% male.
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How much revenue does Hobby Lobby generate?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
$2b to $5b.
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What companies are similar to Hobby Lobby?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Amazon, Love's Travel Stops, Lowe's, Macy's, Target, The Home Depot, The Michaels Companies, Inc., Walmart.
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2 years ago
Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, Walmart, Ben Franklins
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What companies are competitors of Hobby Lobby?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Michaels Stores, Walmart.
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wanna know who the head of Hobby Lobby is.
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
it’s David Green.
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2 years ago
David Green and his wife
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What’s the average length of tenure at Hobby Lobby?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Hobby Lobby employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Hobby Lobby.
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what are the chances of career advancement at Hobby Lobby?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
i think low.
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2 years ago
Low
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Hobby Lobby?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
CVS Health, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kroger, Lowe's, Self Employed, The Michaels Companies, Inc., Walmart.
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Where did employees work before joining Hobby Lobby?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Dollar General, JCPenney, Kmart, Lowe's, Sears Holdings Corp., Target, The Home Depot, Walmart.
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How old are Hobby Lobby’s employees in general?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
21-30.
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2 years ago
30 I am 74 and going strong. I'm the oldest
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Where did most of Hobby Lobby employees go to school?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center, University of Phoenix-Utah.
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2 years ago
Don't know, maybe some college. I have a BA from UC Davis
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Did you get a raise after your 3-month probationary period at Hobby Lobby?
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2 years ago
No. Money went up according to contract with government I believe
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Why did you quit?
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2 years ago
Bad management and stress of job was affecting my health!
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2 years ago
I didn't quit. My hours were cute to 4hours for 1 day a week. I was hired for part time 25 hrs per week. Been there two years and loved my job and my dept. The store manager is GREAT but under him not so much.
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what’s the dress code?
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2 years ago
Pretty strict, especially in the warehouse. No low cut or short dresses, no shorts above the knee or tanks in the warehouse
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2 years ago
Dress code is appropriate. No complaints on that issue.
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What are the working hours
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2 years ago
They vary. I wish they were more stable, so you could plan out your off time. Morning shift or evening shifts
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Is Hobby Lobby a good place to start your career?
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2 years ago
Start, yes
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2 years ago
yes, but also if you are a senior as I am
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how many years did you spend at Hobby Lobby?
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2 years ago
two
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Part time employees get the same benefits as FTEs at Hobby Lobby?
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2 years ago
NO. Some are treated differently
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What was the size of the company you worked for before joining Hobby Lobby?
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2 years ago
I was self employed
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What’s Hobby Lobby’s business mission statement?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
"We are committed to: • Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles. • Serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals, and nurture families.With Hobby Lobby’s Super Savings & Super Selection®, we have everything you need to Live a Creative Life®".
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2 years ago
HL has a good mission statement, but I have learned the customer isn't always right all the time. Employees need to spend less time talking or texting on their phones. You come to work to work not gold brick on company time. Way too much of that.
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How flexible are your working hours ?
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10 months ago
I’ve worked full-time and part-time. Depends on what your manager is willing to give you
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10 months ago
Simply put working hours are not flexible😐
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How many sick leaves for employees?
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9 months ago
Yearly you can avail paid sick leaves after one year of employment.
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9 months ago
I used to get two weeks of sick leaves when I was working there not sure how many now😉
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Do they have sit down jobs like cashier?
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10 months ago
They have no sit down jobs at all.😌
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10 months ago
It's Management jobs
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Are there part time jobs available to those of us who are disabled?
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10 months ago
Job's require alot of standing and walking
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10 months ago
No part time jobs! Must be able to walk for long periods
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What is the policy of how late can the managers keep you at work?
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9 months ago
My free time around my schedule is my own managers need to plan ahead for the stores needs😀
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9 months ago
I would be respectful of their time and always ask first if they would mind staying. I’m sure sometimes it cant be helped but that sounds more like a scheduling issue
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Am 16 at the moment, can I be hired at this place??😐
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9 months ago
you can be hired,yep😊
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9 months ago
yeah they will have you in😏
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Is your history checked hee?? I mean background check?😃
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9 months ago
I apploed for a simple salesman and I wasn’t questioned yeah
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9 months ago
only when you request for a job in higher authorities 🙄
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Do they have 401k plan?
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9 months ago
401k plan is for fulltime employees.
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9 months ago
401k plan for all employees😇
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How log it takes to get call for interview?
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9 months ago
within few days I recieved call for interview and they hired me now working great experience.
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9 months ago
It takes 1-2 months somehow hiring process is slow😒
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What would you suggest management do to prevent others from leaving?
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10 months ago
Longer breaks during heat to avoid cramps and heat exhaustion and post promotions and fair opportunity based on skills for promotions
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10 months ago
Not working 80 plus per week, getting a decent nights sleep and actually seeing my family would have me not talking to competing recruiters right now😌
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How long it take to tell you if you are hire?
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9 months ago
within couple of days they tell you
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9 months ago
it just takes few weeks😎
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what's the lunh break timimg?
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9 months ago
As a partime I get 30 minutes for lunch 😝
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9 months ago
one hour lunch break for all employees😋
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How long does the interview take?
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10 months ago
I waited about 45 mins before someone came to interview me. My interview lasted about an hour
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10 months ago
Maximum interview is of 1 hour :)
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Worked there for three years the transportation department is very unorganized.
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9 months ago
It is a retail environment plus the scheduling is chaotic expect to work morning shift one day, evening the next and to alternate almost every day😁
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9 months ago
The expect you to put your job before everything else in your life😇
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What does your background check consist of?
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9 months ago
Very easy background check.😇
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9 months ago
District leadership, developing and promoting multiple individuals into leadership positions.
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Do partime emplouees also get raise?
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10 months ago
I worked for a little over a year and got a 50 cent raise during the first few months then a $2 raise before I left
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10 months ago
Not often reviewed yearly If given raise it’s tiny sometimes they skip raises from budget cuts
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Are female employees allowed to work in knee length skirts?
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9 months ago
Yes as long as they are tan or black.
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9 months ago
You must wear uniform provided by them😉
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Do they have opportunities to grow?
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9 months ago
Very limited growth options only for high level employees
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9 months ago
They have many and that depends how hard working you are and how you grab them😉
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What is "Truck Day"? Do you really unload a semi?
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9 months ago
Yes all employees unload the semi and never fast enough😅
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9 months ago
Truck day could consist of more than one semi load all associates are to help unload the truck and deliver stacks of boxes to each department.
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What is the work environment and culture like?
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9 months ago
Incredibly high turnover especially in the full timer spectrum and management, which add to your own work load.
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9 months ago
Everyone there was easy to get along with and I made many friends there my boss was easy to work for and expectations were very clear😘
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What is the most stressful part about working?
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9 months ago
Hours being cut and less working days
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9 months ago
It's a very busy stressful environment truck day is awful and there are never enough cashiers so you have to do that too😫
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What is the interview process like ?
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10 months ago
A member of management will contact you for an interview where you arrive at the location and are asked a few basic questions before handed a sheet of paper with a few math problems to answer.
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10 months ago
Very simple he just asked when i could start and i told him i could start the next day he stated that they looked for people with my experience with serving because we already are use to standing for long periods of time😅
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If you were to leave what would be the reason?
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9 months ago
I got a new job and went to put in my two weeks notice immediately I was treated differently😒
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9 months ago
Just to advance my career I will leave
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Do part time employees get health benefits?
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9 months ago
Part-time employees do not receive health benefits.
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9 months ago
Nobody part time gets health benefits😓
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Typically 40 hours for full time hourly, 50+ hours for salary management😀
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10 months ago
Depends on how many hours you let them know of your availability. typically 6hr however during peak seasonal times 8-10 hrs but not the entire week, usually 1 or 2 days
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10 months ago
your employee handbook may specify 9 am - 6 pm or simply state 45 hours per week.
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Amazing management and Lovely work place💚