Michaels Stores

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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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2.7 854 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

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Chuck Rubin

(117 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 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Even for full-time associates, don't expect 40 hours a week unless it's peak season (in 64 reviews)

  • Benefits for part time is not so great - maybe they could offer full time benefits to (in 64 reviews)

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    Good company to work

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsCulture, Various Systems, Best Retail industry experience

    ConsIntegrated systems, not Technology oriented

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It once was a nice company to work for. It changedd

    PT Customer Experience Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI did get quite a good bit of experience in customer service during my 7 years there. I did enjoy working with the employees, who shared a love of crafting

    ConsThey would not provide enough staff to get anything done. A lot of times things wouldn't be completed as efficiently as they could have been due to lack of staff. The pay was not enough to compensate having to do as much work as they wanted you to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe they need to spend more money on scheduling. It seemed as though they tried to cut costs at every corner they could find.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work for.

    ConsGreat place to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat place to work for.

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    Good people but High Stress

    Certified Custom Framer (Current Employee) Mankato, MN

    ProsThe people here care and want to help people, at least at the Mankato, MN location. Managers care about running the place reasonably and most co-workers are enjoyable. I love building and designing frames and helping people preserve artwork.

    ConsThere are quotas you are expected to reach each day that are not always possible. You will be scolded and feel like you can never do well enough. People who work above and beyond what is asked are not easily noticed and are often taken advantage of. It is very hard to get by financially. I am a college student, most of my money goes to rent and bills, then some groceries then I go a couple weeks without any money and often run out of food. If given more hours it would be more enjoyable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining is a must, there is no real training for any job here. Even management is left hanging. I believe higher wages and proper training would ensure quality workers and true care from employees.

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

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    untill the last 3 years good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople and fellow employees and working with the public and the relationships that devlop

    Constoo much micro managing from supervisor

    Advice to Senior Managementget sales

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bottom of the chain

    Cashier (Current Employee) Montgomery, AL

    ProsNice atmosphere good part-time benefits

    ConsPoor management skills litte training no upward advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease help new cashiers as far as training. The sonk or swim method does not work for everyone. Not only do employees lose out on creditable information but the company loses due to improper training. There is no room for advancement. The management and associates are nice and it is a friendly environment with decent benefits for part-time workers but overall there is no real job stability and the pay is not enough to sustain or support you much your work does not go unappreciated but it ddefinitely isn't worth the pay. The jib outlook isn't great and the turnovers are constant. Management is apathetic and don't really give tou opportunities to grow and mostly don't carry oit their own managerial duties they dump them on other associates. Great job if you plan on staying there for a short amount of time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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

     

    Great associate benefits and nice work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly, by the book, safe, benefits

    ConsStore setup, online user interface, coupon policy

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    it's not the best

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Granada Hills, CA

    ProsI really like working around the environment I pretty much know where everything is at, it's a pretty easy job for me

    Consthe schedule is horrible, the pay isn't very good considering you're doing a lot of work in a four hour shift, don't expect full time hours that's only for management or some cem's, they play favorites a lot, If you don't make the money planned for the day and have a closing shift expect being rushed out

    Advice to Senior Managementgive the people who deserve more hours more hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job for high school kids to learn responsibility—not a long term career choice

    Replenishment Associate (Current Employee) Wilkes-Barre, PA

    ProsHourly smoke breaks, flexible schedule, nice management and employees, part time

    Conshours given are sporadic and inconsistent, low-paying, the air condition is set to come on when the store opens— not during working hours of employees, it gets very hot and I've nearly fainted many times and you're not allowed to wear shorts, employees must wear headphones that often spread bacteria and viruses—I often get ear infections. too much work and not enough time to get it all done without killing yourself, bi-weekly pay checks, low tech company, no bonuses, expectations for employees to do tasks are high, yet there's no real benefit to getting it all done because your hours will be cut if there's not a load of work, employees are expected to work holidays for the same pay as regular days, clock in and clock out is located in the back of the store which means almost every day we work off the clock when customers need help, training is given once and you're expected to understand what you're doing on your own after that, communication between employee and management is lacking, physical labor is very tough on the body

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the cons, especially the low wages.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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