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Manipulated New Employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orillia, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orillia, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

Brought the possibility of employment to a small town with little job availability
New store location

Cons

Hired staff to fill new location in Ontario
Misled employees (60 of the 75) to believe they where permanent staff
Hired staff (sales associates) to build shelving and display merchandise
Gave no notice of termination to the 80% that were
Continually demoralized and insulted staff that ask questions
Gave no copies and denied requests for paperwork being signed by the new employees
Half hour orientations that are filled with great information, but with no way of accessing the information after the fact

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be upfront with employees and explain they are only needed prior to a new store opening
Send new employees home with copies of the paperwork they sign
The detail that is involved in planing how a new store is created is wonderful, but falls apart when management treat staff questions as a sign of "stupidity" (a word often used as a response)
Don't promote Michael's Cares, when store managers are clearly not on board

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

925 Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores (View Most Recent)

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    All right place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michaels Stores for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and fun to work with
    Job duties are easy and there is little pressure to do your job
    Framing manager is fun and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Events Manager is two faced and can not be trusted. Twists your words around so she looks like a good guy when it's actually the other way around.
    Other manager is lazy and thinks only of herself, no one else matters especially when it comes to breaks, delegating work or doing more for the associates.

    District Manager - WATCH OUT. Horrible manager - will put you down and criticize everything in your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store manager - time to be a manager and make the other 2 do their job. They are both lazy, gossipy two faced evil managers.

    District Manager - learn how to deal with people. You are mean.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Michaels is like working with family and friends - the customers are excited about making projects!

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

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Michaels has a great retirement plan with a good percentage contribution, and other benefits are nice like percentage off on fitness centers and every year they have challenged us to meet our 2000 (?) steps per day by giving us pedometers and doing a competition with all of the stores. Also, their Michaels Cares donation program to help out our employees in need is great.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the medical plan for full and part time does not include coverage for mental health medications. Also, the recent restructuring of hierarchy (example: supervisor, manager, associate positions/titles) has made the management position more stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the Front End Supervisor position (at least one per store for peak hour and holidays)!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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