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The values of this company and the treatment of its associates have totally gone downhill.

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

I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I can no longer think of any.

Cons

No sense of American pride and most of the products are imported from China. Difficult productivity standards in the Distribution network. Frequent mandatory overtime and little opportunity for advancement.

Advice to Management

Take care of the people that keep this business going.

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  1. Customers were great, manager not so much

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Garland, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    helping customers with projects was pretty awesome - I developed a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the contents of the store and that, coupled with some previous craft experience, meant that I could often give customers outside the box suggestions about their projects.

    Cons

    I was hired in October and through the holidays there were plenty of hours for all of us. After the holidays were over, rather than letting anyone go, we started seeing schedules with like eight hours a week. Sometimes we'd be scheduled for short shifts that hardly even felt worth coming in for. I worked hard and was one of the more reliable employees but still got the short end of the stick. I could make up those hours some weeks by taking shifts for other employees but it became pretty ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Paying people minimum wage and giving them minimal hours is not the way to attract quality employees.


  2. Good job if you don't need hours

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Memphis, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    flexible schedule,good discount,and able to take classes

    Cons

    no hours at all,completely disorganized,no training at all and have to fend for yourself

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees and please gives people more hours.I loved my time at Michaels but a mother of 4 can't live on 4 hours a week.Not everyone who work there is a teenager.Some people do work here to survive.


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