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Michaels Stores Interview Questions

Updated Dec 31, 2014
Updated Dec 31, 2014
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  1.  

    Technical Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Michaels Stores.

    Interview Details

    no testes prior to interview. A phone interview with basic questions about my previous job experience and technical exposure. and finally they told they are planning to higher a .net developer itself instead of a Technical BA with .Net skills. The interview process was quick and good.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing difficult or very technical during phone interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Michaels Stores in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a group interview. It was scheduled for 11:00, but for some reason the interviewer started 15 minutes early and treated on time arrivals as though they were holding her up. We were, also asked detailed questions involving company policies we had no way of answering. We made our best answers, only to be repeatedly told, "that's not store policy". After the third such question, the interviewer remarked that she didn't shop at Joann's, only Michaels.

    Interview Questions
    • The oddest question was, "What would you do if a customer handed you a $50 or $100 for a $3-$5 purchase? We expect you to show some common sense here,"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier/Replenishment Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Habra, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee in Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Certified Framer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Michaels Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call about a month later. I did the general application, but was chosen for a framing interview because of my degree in art (BA). The lady giving the interview was very friendly. She showed me a piece of art, then had me select several mats and frames that would look good -- a test of color and design competency. She told me that corporate needed someone who could do a hard sell on the more expensive frame choices. She asked me if I was that person (I'm not, and she said she wasn't either actually). She also needed someone to work primarily weekends, which I wasn't overly enthusiastic about. I was one of three candidates for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to upsell customers to more expensive frames, even if a cheaper frame is a better design?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  10.  

    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
  11.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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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