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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Certified Framer in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Certified Framer in Orlando, FL

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Making new friends with employees.
Helping customers with creativity/crafty ideas.
25% regular discount
Shopping/Health Benefits

Cons

Dealing with customers getting upset for no reason.
Sometimes seen as just another body used to help around the store.
Picking up items left in wrong places due to customers.
GLITTER, especially during the holidays.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    its all about the bottom line

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Framing Manager
    Current Employee - Framing Manager

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ok benefits, great coworkers, decent schedule for a retail job, for the most part a fun work enviroment, ok dress code

    Cons

    as a corporation, they try to promote this image of caring about the employees, but its really whatever will save them a cent. crappy raises, basically you just make enough to keep up with the rate of inflation. i have never experienced so much miromanagement in my life

  2. Helpful (4)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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