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Fantastic learning experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Category Management in Irving, TX
Former Intern - Category Management in Irving, TX

I worked at Michaels Stores as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Corporate environment is fairly relaxed, jeans 5 days a week, and everybody seems to know everybody and people are very friendly. There is very little power-distance between you and your superiors, but business is still business and you are expected to be professional. The experience I gained during my time at Michaels taught me more than I could have ever hoped for, and because they are such a large and well-recognized company, having experience and corporate looks good on a resume.

Cons

The cubicles make the physical environment of the offices a little stale, and it can be hard to get used to if you've never worked in an environment like this before. This is also a company that heavily relies on analytics to back up their business decisions, so if you aren't a fan of math or excel, they may not be a good fit for you, but this depends on the position you're applying for.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Money does not pave the road to happiness

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

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    customers (greatest)
    associates (real talent is wasting out in the field)
    pay

    Cons

    payroll
    priorities all wrong. More thought is given to bonus than customer.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A Company not much interested it's employees, only corporate matters.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frame Shop Manager in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Frame Shop Manager in Bozeman, MT

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

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

    Pros

    Working closly with customers in framing dept is nice, some great employees trying to improve on discordant management/corporate guidiance

    Cons

    Arbitrary goals with no real world backing, having same expectations from all stores regardless of the extreme differences in socio-economic dynamics of areas. Not the highest of quality materials.

    Advice to Management

    Think of something other than performance bonus, realize that your employees are what make or break a store. Actually listen to feedback and address issues.


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