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Fantastic learning experience

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  • Culture & Values
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  • 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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    Great part time associates, but not a long term career option for most.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CEM in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - CEM in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    The associates are very nice and laid back for the most part. There is a bonus employee discount a few times per year. Good job security for everyone, due in part to a lack of accountability, which can be a con. Work is very straightforward, but gets boring at times.

    Cons

    There is potential for this to be a great company, but they don't invest in their employees. Getting a 15 to 20 cent raise is insulting. They only care about the replenishment manager / team and everyone ends up doing planograms and basically their job. Store managers are not expected to boost store morale, so they tend to not interact or get to know their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to be good leaders. There is more to the job than just building a display. You need to pay your employees more, especially the full timers that are good, so that you can retain top talent. There are negative employees and store managers that can really drag the store down and hurt sales. District manager is nice, but clueless when it comes to accountability. There are no opportunities for growth, as store managers tend to be hired outside of the company. Have career goals for your good employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    prejudice towards blacks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Technician in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Auto Technician in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about this business

    Cons

    Better Business Bureau needs to check them out about equal opportunity


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