Michaels Stores Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Sales Associate/Cashier/Replenishment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  La Habra, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Habra, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michaels Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was surprised by a group interview, the last time I went (2-4 years ago) they only used to do one on one interviews. So be prepared for that. Also, they will ask everyone different questions, try to stay calm and try to think of multiple ways of answering. Make yourself sound resourceful, I made the mistake of answering too quickly because I was a little nervous. The interviewers try to be friendly and remind you to smile the entire time. Try to avoid saying "Um" "Like" a lot. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • If you're not keeping up, what do you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Michaels Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview - basic questions. As long as you are comfortable doing physical work. Make sure you mention that. Make sure to answer clearly and positively, and that you are available at night. They'll ask if you know the basic tasks and if you can accomplish lifting, loading, climbing, and lots of walking.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Michaels Stores.

    Interview Details

    Completed an online application which consisted of a ridiculous timed assessment and personality test. Received a call to confirm interview appointment five days later. I thought it would be the usual face-to-face, but it was a group interview consisting of six other candidates. Definitely was not expecting it. Manager wasn't there so another employee and assistant manager hosted the interview. Basic interview with common retail questions. Because I didn't have any previous work experience, I was not qualify for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Tell me about yourself.
      2. Why should we hire you?
      3. Describe a time where you were faced with a difficult situation.
      4. During a busy day, you notice that another employee stole $100 from the cash register, how would you handle it?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Did two online assessments after the application. One was timed, the other was not. The timed assessment has math and English multiple choice questions, and the other one just has a personality test (Strongly Agree, Slightly Agree, Neutral, etc.) Still waiting for them to review my application.

    Interview Questions
    • The online assessment was timed (10 minutes) and has a lot of math and English questions. Be prepared for some word problems too.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michaels Stores in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call about an interview, was told to come in monday at 3:30. The lady was really nice, I told her that this would be my first interview and asked what do I need to know. She told me that all she would do is ask questions and see if I would be a good fit for the cashier position or sales associate. The day of the interview I showed up at 3:15 and asked one of the employees where do I go for my interview the manager was walking up when I asked and told me to follow her I apologized for being super early she said it was no problem she just finished up with an other interview and took me to a room in the back. She asked me simple questions like on a scale of 1-10 how would I rate my luck and asked me if I get aggravated easy, etc. She told me about the positions and what you do, then asked me what position did I see myself working in and why.

    The interview was fast and simple it took about 15-20 minutes. She told me that should would call me the next day or Thursday depending on when my background check came back. And she would let me know if I got the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Michaels Stores in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, filling out a questionnaire/survey in the process. The interview questions were the usual ones like, "Tell me about yourself and what brings you to Michaels". I was also asked if I was okay with handling money and standing for hours, which was odd because I didn't apply for cashier. I was also asked about available times. At the end, I was told that I would be called for a second interview if I fit the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores.

    Interview Details

    this was a quick interview. they asked about my availability. They explained all available positions and the schedule times.They also explained the employees benefits and discount available. The woman was very open and knowledgeable about the company . She also explained the possibility of growing with the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about 2 days later I went in with my resume and handed it to the manager. Got a call about a week later to come in for the interview. He explained the position and didn't really ask me any questions at all. Just asked if I'd be able to move/lift heavy boxes and if I'm ok with getting sweaty.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Floral Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ocoee, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ocoee, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Michaels Stores in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Manager contacted me by phone months after I had applied. I told him I was only interested in full time. He said even though it was part time he could pay me more than where I am currently working (a competitor). I decided I would go ahead and set up an interview. Rushed over after finishing my shift and got there early. Took the toll road so I could make it on time. Manager was more than an hour late. He was out running errands. The only reason I stayed was because I had already come all the way across town and didn't want to reschedule. After telling me how important the position is and how it's a money maker for the store he told me again he could pay me more than what I was making. I'm paid right now 10.00/hr. He offered me 10.85. What a joke! I told him the minimum I would accept was 12.00/hr. That's what the florist who taught me was paid back in 1998 when I worked at another craft store.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me how many arrangements I could make in a day.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager - Mobile/Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on their career site. HR contacted me within 3 days and an initial phone interview was set up with the hiring manager. She seemed smart, capable and had a clear long-term vision, and seemed like a person who wanted to get work done. At the end of the phone interview, she wanted me to come in for an in-person interview for the next round .

    This was scheduled a week out, and I met with senior leadership from IT department. It was one of the most unprofessional interviews. Over 4 hours, I met with 6 different people - couple were good, couple were OK, and a couple seemed like they weren't interested in the interview; probably due to the fact that the organization was slated to be reorganized that very morning. As a result the position was put on hold temporarily, but they wanted me to come in anyway since the interview was scheduled.

    There were several red flags along the way but the biggest turn-off was the fact that they bashed their own Marketing department. A particular interviewer said "they (marketing department) has their head up their *expletive* ".

    Corporate culture seemed to be completely absent - something very important to me. There seemed to be a ton of friction between marketing and IT departments.

    Net-net, sounded like Michaels' needs culture and fix department differences if they need to thrive in digital space; working there at this time sounds like career suicide. I was very exited about this opportunity after the initial phone interview, but was very disappointment in the end after meeting the leadership team.

    Sounds like they're the only ones limiting their own progress. I wish them luck!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing particularly. One interviewer started asking detailed technical questions around back-end systems.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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