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Heavy workload, low pay, no other options and not happy :(

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Framer
Current Employee - Senior Framer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Most of my co-workers are awesome to work with! However they seem to be a dime a dozen to managers and come and go quickly. -Was a part timer on the floor, got moved into full time framing -I love being able to work with customers and artwork -This is a good job for people who want a first job experience and don't need to make a lot of money.

Cons

-Overloaded and stressful job environment. -Standard hours for part timers are sometimes 20, but mostly 15 or lower. -Threats and hard to achieve goals are made based on a very flawed system. -There is almost always too much work and not enough people to do it. Have had go after hours (not overtime paid) just to keep from falling behind and getting reprimanded/written up. -Have had customers ask when we're going out of business... -My particular managers are decent but not the best. Some are rude to customers, others try but are already overworked and are very often stressed out. -The pay is near dirt compared to what employees have to deal with on a store and customer level daily. Customer service is sadly often put on the back burner just to get a job done. -I still give this job everything I have, but as soon as there is another full time job with better pay and better work environment I will be putting in my two weeks. -I have told people who ask me to help them get a job at Michael's that I won't help because they're not going to like it. Have also warned several curious job seekers that if they're looking for a job to start into even a small career or make a living to steer clear of this company.

Advice to Management

People are more than numbers and customer service is more valuable than making a sale. A handfull of good, well equipped, well trained and prepared employees is far better than two dozen waisting hours and time and not knowing what they're doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    An Awkward Situation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    *some great coworkers *no overnight shifts *opportunity to learn retail *on site parking

    Cons

    *little to no opportunity for advancement *raises are set between $0.05 to $0.10, once a year, with maximum incomes *store managers rarely get caught in their wrong-doings

    Advice to Management

    DM should have occasional anonymous surveys for associates to take about store management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced retail job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Riverhead, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Riverhead, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was higher than minimum wage- started out at $9.25, after two years I was at $9.48 Awesome merchandise Great coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough workers there- sometimes only 3 people for entire store Only given 30 min break for working 8 sometimes 9 hours breaks are only given for 6 hr shifts- always scheduled 5 1/2 hrs.... Hectic- long line, one cashier

    Advice to Management

    Corporate is corrupt and expect too much without sufficient pay No respect for employees that have been there for 5+ years Often accused of stealing- cameras installed only to observe hard working employees


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