Michaels Stores Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1.  

    Cashiertockman Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at Michaels Stores in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just showed up and discuss the things I liked about employment and how I worked with others. My knowledge on certain products and even knowledge of Brands and Brushes used for people aspiring to become a good artist.

    Interview Questions
    • The time you had to work and how long you worked.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    You have to turn in a letter of interest along with a resume. Then you are at some point given an interview time. I was at work when I was told that my interview would be the next morning. When I gave my letter of interest I was told nothing. About a week before the interview even though I did not know the exact date the manager handed me some papers and said to read them. That was it. I did ask another manager what I should know because there was nothing in the papers I was given to let me know how to prepare for the interview. The papers only showed what modules you would be learning when hired.

    Interview Questions
    • The first question was "If you are not hired for this position will you quit?"   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  7.  

    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  8.  

    Floral Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ocoee, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Ocoee, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Only form of hiring process was via online application. Did not call me and when I went into my local store to try and follow up with someone, I was directed to "go apply online".

    Interview Questions
    • The online application asked very general questions like something you would be asked in a mock interview at school.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Program Manager - Mobile/Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  11.  

    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Michaels Stores in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call the day after I submitted the application. I was told who to speak with and when. Interview was straight forward and relaxed professional. I was hired at the end of the interview and told to buy my uniform (basic pants and shirt from anywhere) and when to come in for training.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot recall exactly. It was one of those "What would you do?" kind of questions probably and it was a moral vs business dilemma.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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