Michaels Stores

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the company is unfair to employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

great employees and wonderful customers

Cons

All about money to the upper people...all the while giving employees from 3 to 10cent raises
I was a store manager there for 15 years and watched it go downhill
every practice they put in place made it harder to retain good people
they said they were for family work balance for managers but we were open on thanksgiving
what a joke have dinner with your family haha but open your store at 4 or 5 pm

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get out before you are swallowed up

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    soul killing nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great coworkers, fun to be around arts and crafts, I didn't mind the grunt work

    Cons

    Higher level management, policy, inhumane practices.
    - They throw away NEW products that aren't selling or weren't used during events or demonstrations.
    -when you are working on the "floor" as a sales associate, you are responsible for completing your tasks in an allotted time, regardless of how many customers you help. This is impossible. And you are punished with threats, warnings, etc. for not doing the impossible. BUT, they want you to quit so they can replace you with someone who they will pay minimum wage. And they will do the same thing to them so all of their associates never make more than minimum wage.
    - they eliminate positions to get rid of employees then re-create these positions a month later so that they can get someone new and pay minimum wage.
    - They expect 50 year old, sweater knitting, grandmothers to unload merchandise, and then they punish them when they don;t do it as fast as they "should".
    - They ofter no benefits.
    -They don't want to pay overtime, so employees are fired after starting or ENDING work more than 3 minutes late. Not sure how your supposed to tell a customer "Ya, I'm off the clock so I have to stop helping you frame your artwork or find the paint you need". The employees care about the work they do, and often will ask the customer to excuse them while they go clock out, and then go back to finish helping the customer off the clock.
    -in store managers, who are on salary, also often end up working 7 days per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you... after working for you, every job I've had has felt like heaven.
    Really though, the way you treat your employees is unforgivable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    So-So

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Friendly co worklers, easy job, decent pay.

    Cons

    They never had enough people working so we would always get bombarded with customers at busy times. Manager was snooty. Customers

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