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Points system and management are very immature.

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Current Employee - Replenishment Associate  in  Bridgewater, NJ
Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Bridgewater, NJ

I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time for less than a year

Pros

Most coworkers are great to work with and customers, in general, are fun. Getting to know how many arts and crafts things there are in the world is amazing.

Cons

Points system. You get a point if you are sick. You get a point if you leave 30 seconds early. You get a point if you clock out more than 5 minutes past your shift. You get a point if management reschedules your work hours at the last minute, which happens frequently, and you cannot work that shift. After 6 points, you are terminated. These are in the employee handbook. Management has "nicknames" for every employee and most of them are too vulgar to repeat here. No one is properly trained, just thrown in the mix and told to "figure it out". There is no room for advancement unless someone leaves. A 3 cent raise after working for 1 year is ridiculous. Stock needs to be looked at. Truck deliveries bring in tons of merchandise that is duplicated throughout the store and in some cases will never be sold.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Constantly berating employees by district manager does no one any good. Being told every time you do something wrong that you will be fired also keeps morale low. Train people. Put the right amount of people on a truck shift. 3000+ pieces with 6 people takes a while!

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Immature, unprofessional management.

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate  in  Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Dunwoody, GA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    discounts
    wear jeans at work

    Cons

    Bad hours (like expect 10 or 5 or if you're lucky 15), outstandingly sloppy management. Last minute schedule changes, and don't inspect to be informed of it either. Unfair and childish points system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under no circumstance, no matter how stressful your job is, should you be unprofessional and treat or talk to your employees like they are dumb and incompetent children. Using rude tones and words is inexcusable and highly unprofessional. You would not treat a customer this way, so you better not treat your HARDWORKING employees this way either. Childish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Like trying to get blood from a turnip.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The fact that seasonal merchandise changes frequently, makes it an interesting place to work, and most of the coworkers try their best to get everything they've been assigned completed.

    Cons

    The company doesn't want to spend money on payroll. Most people have do the work of three. And management is continually harped on by corporate to get more done with less. They don't care about the customer at all, just the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly cared about your customers, start caring about your employees. They are your front line, and when they're miserable, your customers will be too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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