Michaels Stores

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Crafty nonsense

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Former Employee - Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL

I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great if you are into crafts or the least bit creative. great for someone with no responsibilities like a high school or college student or older person just wanting something to do. Asst. Store manager was the best!

Cons

Unless you are management, it's all part time. Unless you can get on the replenishment crew, your shifts rotate. Rotating shifts and children do not mix, could not afford babysitting.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take a good luck at who you are promoting and or hiring from the outside. you are stepping over the people who started at the bottom and worked their way up.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you value being treated fairly and with respect, look elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with great associates at store level. Lots of seasonal merchandise, can be fun. Rotating weekends for mgmt.

    Cons

    Communication is terrible. it is either nonexistent, or completely overwhelming. They change direction by the hour sometimes and seem to be completely detached from store operations, not realizing customers must be helped and cashiering, trucks, etc.There seems to be a "shoot first, ask questions later (or don't ask) mentality within field management and executives. In my experience the dm in my market was very disengaged from my particular store. He was hardly there and unresponsive to the needs of the business there. He is basically a mouthpiece that spends the majority of his time show boating for executives. He makes a lot of great promises and doesn't make good on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees and care about their growth. Most of us are here because of our passion and drive to succeed, not just a paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management doesn't seem to value their employees' contributions, and doesn't treat them with respect.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lease Administrative
    Former Employee - Lease Administrative

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers in (related) departments other than mine were helpful when I had questions regarding job functions.

    Cons

    When I found cost savings, I was rudely asked why I hadn't discovered them sooner, rather than being recognized for my discovery. When I asked for help, I was told I should already know the procedures, made to feel like an idiot, and was left to fend for myself. I did not feel there was a strong team environment -- rather, a competitive, 'every man for himself' vibe which led to employees brown-nosing to seek favor with management. Not much room for advancement. HR was not neutral in any way -- any issues I brought to them were discussed with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people! I wish managers knew how much improving employee morale and recognizing their strengths and accomplishments can go toward improving productivity. Sometimes when management members are older, have been in the same position for years and are more set in their ways, they are less likely to 'think outside the box' and welcome new ideas and procedures. Don't act like a despot and still believe you can expect excellence from your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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