Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Chuck Rubin
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Pros
  • The employee discount is useful if you're an artist (in 85 reviews)

  • arts and crafts enthusiasts ideal job (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • part-time medical benefits being taken away (in 76 reviews)

  • We've lost 5 amazing people just this year because they left to pursue other jobs that hired them full time with a crap ton more money (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Replen/Class Instructor in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Replen/Class Instructor in Brighton, CO

    I worked at Michaels Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule Decent work Got the opportunity to transfer to many different positions within store

    Cons

    Bad pay Immature managers that created a melodramatic, children-on-the-playground work environment

    Advice to Management

    Have regular (at least yearly) anonymous reviews of all in management positions. Approach workplace related drama without bias.


  2. Part-time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees get discounts on items in-store, plus special offers for classes/promos

    Cons

    Managers can be abrasive at times, but keep moving and it works out


  3. Not too Shabby

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at Michaels for about 6 months. Everything is easy to learn, as long as you're willing to put the work in. The employee discount of 30% was a plus! :)

    Cons

    The company was stingy when it came to giving raises! I had multiple coworkers who worked there for a few years and were still at their base pay rate.


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  5. Framing expert position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Framing Expert in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Framing Expert in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fair hours, flexible, great co-workers, friendly environment

    Cons

    plenty of managers switching around before one settled in.


  6. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Replenishment Crew Member in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Replenishment Crew Member in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Associates are great people, very caring, like family

    Cons

    Unable to get more than 12 hours a week. Only a handful of full-time positions. Also, a lot of usable stuff gets thrown away, could be donated to local schools or charities

    Advice to Management

    build up associates more


  7. Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant place to work and I worked around my school hours. I learned a lot about customer service.

    Cons

    Had to quit because of my school hours and could not work the long weekends during the holidays.


  8. Good

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    Current Employee - Floral Designer in Woodland, CA
    Current Employee - Floral Designer in Woodland, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good it was a nice place pay is good and people are nice. I would recommend this to a friend if they like arts and crafts

    Cons

    None, everthing was Good it was a nice place pay is good and people are nice. I would recommend this to a friend if they like arts and crafts

    Advice to Management

    I would say Good it was a nice place pay is good and people are nice. I would recommend this to a friend if they like arts and crafts


  9. Michaels Distribution Center

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work was fast paced as a material handler so time flew by quickly. HR was very understanding and reasonable. They also held fun activities for employees every so often.

    Cons

    when work was light, we were sent home early so it kind of messed with our pay. But I guess that can be said for any warehouse nowadays


  10. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the employee discount, and I loved helping customers come up with crafty ideas. I especially loved redecorating and stocking for new seasons and holidays!

    Cons

    The job can get a little boring on the slower days. Sure it's nice to have a break from a crazy rush of customers, but sometimes if the day was running a little slow, it was easy to get bored and seem stuck in a routine.

    Advice to Management

    None, they were very good!


  11. Cashier/Floor Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the products at Michael's, and I enjoy helping others find what they need for their project.

    Cons

    I don't enjoy opening boxes and putting away stock.



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