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My Michaels Custom Framing experience.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Framer in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Framer in Richmond, VA

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    not a bad place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the company is growing. pretty good benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Support Specialist

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

    Pros

    Pretty good company. I started as a Sales Associate then applied for Support Specialist when there was an opening.

    Cons

    There's no set process on how to do the Support Specialist work. Might be inconsistent.


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