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My Michaels Custom Framing experience.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Framer in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Framer in Richmond, VA

I worked at Michaels Stores

Pros

Earn a little cash selling products you use yourself. If you're into more of the crafty stuff you can work as a floor operator. If you're only into fine arts supplies, working as a frame shop employee will teach you framing skills, and at the store that I worked at they also had the frame shop people help out with the fine arts supplies: oils, acrylics, brushes, pastels, etc. Getting a discount on art supplies is also a nice bonus, though it ends up being about the same cost as some local smaller stores after the employee discount. Oh well.

Cons

Its a retail job. It pays like a retail job, and you'll get the customers every now and then that view you are a lesser being for holding a retail job. At the store I worked at, in the frame shop, the employees don't care enough about their work. They do a crappy job and whoever is working the day that the customer comes to pick of their frame has to deal with an unhappy customer and make apologies for their stupid coworker. The employees blame other employees for their crappy work. All employees have to take turns cleaning the bathrooms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Having employees juggle helping customers choose frame options, building the actual frames, performing general customer service, and stocking shelves/unloading warehouse isn't very efficient. If half of the frame shop workers could build frames without other distractions then production would never fall behind.

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

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  1.  

    not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Management in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    the company is growing. pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, especially around October, November, December. Way to much micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the store teams do there jobs. every store has different needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good job for part time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    Improved employee discounts, nice co workers, creative environment, free classes

    Cons

    Minimal training, wearing unattractive vests, low hours, not living wage, too many rules, collecting emails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Email collecting annoys customers, slows checkout, too many rules

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