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Corporate Office needs a wake-up call

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

Pros

The store manager, all managers work just as hard as the regular employees, sometimes harder.

Cons

Corporate has no clue how their policies affect their employees in all levels. They hire too many employees, knowing that most of them will get so few hours they will quit. (My scenario) Their stores will never run efficiently with their "first class service" because of their greediness. Only managers are full-time. Regular employees are part time, the store is understaffed, so you have to work your rear end off & try to do 3 things at once, while they get a few more bucks in their pocket because they didn't have to pay one or 2 more people to get things done up to their standards. So they end up with a line of disgruntled customers with one cashier, & disgruntled employees who see that there is no way to have the store run properly with too few employees working. It's hot in the store in the Summer-corporate is saving a few bucks by saving on the a/c, but at what cost?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up, corporate office!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Needs a process in place at all levels

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    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Good management.
    Flexible work hours and understanding managers.

    Cons

    There is no process in place.All communication has to be through email. No conference calls. No IM.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    New Designer positions in a challenging, corporate environment. An education.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    New Skill Development
    Exposure to many aspects of the Business
    Financially Successful
    The company is moving in a positive direction

    Cons

    Challenging, aggressive environment
    With a lot of positive change comes some turbulence.
    Will not negotiate Vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being part of Michaels turn around and Private Brands has been amazing!

    Michaels has SO much talent in it's ranks that is not being used to it's full potential. If obstacles and old ways of thinking were eliminated, the sky's the limit for this store. It could become a Time Square quality, destination to be inspired. It's getting there, but could really redefine it's genre. Much time is taken proving one's self to new team members due to frequent re-orgs.

    The corporate work environment could be more conducive to creativity. Less gray cubes, less formal meetings.
    A more flexible work schedule would help meet the tight deadlines and large amount of work needed for product development, while keeping designers engaged.

    Approves of CEO
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