Does Hobby Lobby do background checks?
Yes, Hobby Lobby mentions on their job listings that a background check will be done. However, it isn’t clear if this applies to hourly jobs. Our suggestion is to be one step ahead — be prepared!
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding background checks:
The following states will see an offense only if it’s less than seven years old:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*certain pay or salary bracket positions require a screening.)
The states that will only see guilty convictions are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
The majority of states are behind the times and will still look at everything. These states include:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
In order to make sure Hobby Lobby is a good fit for you, we reviewed glassdoor.com to see what employees had to say about working here.
Hobby Lobby is rated with 3.3 out of 5 stars by just under 2,000 people. Not too bad for a retail job. But let’s take a look to see what was liked and disliked about working here.
Most employees say it’s a great place to work. Entry-level jobs pay more than minimum wage (yay!), the hours are flexible and you have Sundays off. However, there seem to be few full-time positions available and there isn’t a lot of room for advancing.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We all know that even if a company is willing to hire someone with a record, there may be some offenses that cause doubts. Here are a few we think might give you a harder time getting hired here:
Hobby Lobby is a retail store, so we know the number one focus will be their customers. That being said, a violent or sexual offense will probably have a rough time getting their foot in the door.
Another priority will be the merchandise and money exchanged for purchases. This will more than likely make them hesitant with any type of theft conviction.
Does Hobby Lobby drug test?
Yes, be prepared for a drug test when applying here.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
What do you know about working here with a felony? Has someone you known worked here with a record? Let us hear from you! We appreciate feedback!