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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 848 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

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Chuck Rubin

(115 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is good, especially the associate appreciation discounts offered seasonally(in 58 reviews)

  • I liked the people I worked with and working around arts and crafts(in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Even for full-time associates, don't expect 40 hours a week unless it's peak season(in 63 reviews)

  • Benefits for part time is not so great - maybe they could offer full time benefits to(in 63 reviews)

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    I learned the value of team work.

    Cashier (Current Employee) Carlisle, PA

    ProsThe coworkers, the atmosphere of creating, and the attitudes of the people.

    ConsManagement was laid back on most days.

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    Easy work place.

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsThe work is easy, the people are friendly, and this is a job you can do in your sleep.

    ConsCannot get over 12 hours, and the pay is minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring so many new people and give hours to the people working there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inventory (SISO)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork early morning shifts. Not so bad because you don't work customers. Decent pay.

    ConsNot enough hours and the raise is pretty crummy. Don't expect to pay the bills with these hours and pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey could offer better pay to those that work hard instead laying around on some island.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oswego, IL

    ProsFlexible environment, new products always arriving, knowledgeable staff. Lots of community opportunities through teaching classes and fun birthday parties for kids

    ConsUpper mgmt not actually working in a store, sometimes unrealistic with expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsult store level staff more for hands-on ideas to improve day to day operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Have work ethic and ambition? You have a career.

    Replenishment Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPromotes from within. If you come in and decide you want a career, you will have one. You won't always be equipped with the training most people demand they need, but if you're a go-getter... this company is the place for you.

    ConsHigh workload. They expect a lot from their associates for the compensation provided. Great opportunities for advancement, but you have to fight through the trenches to get to that point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery person thats been around from sales to cashiering to management knows that the replenishment crew are the heart and soul of the store's workforce. Compensate them. Stop jerking them around. We lose great employees and potential assets because we pay the employees we demand the most from the same wage as sales associates and cashiers...and then give them less hours than the aforementioned. They can't survive on minimum wage (or close to it) and 5.5-11 hours a week. And we can't thrive with complete turnover every 3-4 months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cashier

    Cashier (Current Employee) Annapolis, MD

    ProsGreat experience for a youngster looking for a first job opportunity.

    Learn to work on a team

    Save money to go to school

    Excellent employee discount

    ConsIntricate craft pieces that are fragile- must handle items with extreme care

    Customers do not like being asked for their zip code and take out frustrations on to the staff members

    Revolving door- many people come and go

    No real room for advancement- only a temp job for a high school or college student

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Replenishment

    Part Time Replenishment Associate (Current Employee)

    Prosearly in the morning. 6 hours of work done by noon, leaves a lot of the day open for anything.

    Consshort hours, even for part-time. constantly working 8-11 hours a week.

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    awesome

    Cashier (Current Employee) Great Falls, MT

    ProsThe people who come into the store.

    ConsKeeping up with the changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't care for this company anymore...

    Cashier (Current Employee) Fresno, CA

    ProsYou receive 30% discount, a raise every year, check your schedule online, learn new crafts.

    ConsMost of the managers are rude for no reason. A few managers get pretty nasty with their words. The pay raises are minimal (13-19 cents/year). Cashiers are always getting blamed for a lot of unnecessary things. Their needs to be a better way to train. They just threw me on a register around Christmas time. Managers have favorites, so it's hard to go up in the company when they pick their friends instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training for new comers, need a better system for the long lines

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's okay

    Cashier/Sales (Current Employee) Lexington, KY

    ProsThe new discount is great, the starting pay is good, flexible hours, relaxed staff and management

    ConsCustomers can be very rude and are very particular about their coupons. The technology in my location is very outdated. Cashiering can be very boring in the off season because of lack of customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate puts too much emphasis on minor things such as email collection, and cash register organization rather than focuses on things that could actually improve the company such as better product selection for things to sell. Too much investment in things such as "Boo dolls" and One Direction and now enough investment in things people will actually buy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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