Michael Stars

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Michael Stars part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company beginning to grow and move into a more established style with a better developed customer demographic.

    Cons

    Not a very well known brand, which sometimes misleads the customers mind when it comes to the price range

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR just needs a bit more organization and a bit more practice in each of their positions to better execute the marketing of the brand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, employer of choice

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

    I have been working at Michael Stars full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to do your job and gives self-motivated people awesome opportunity to learn! Open-minded, revolutionary employer that stays modern in practice and procedure..

    Cons

    Tricky family politics can be uncomfortable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It used to be a fun and thriving atmosphere but many internal changes have caused it to not be that way anymore.

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

    I have been working at Michael Stars full-time

    Pros

    Overall work/life balance seems to be ok.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism in the workplace, sometimes even hostile, difficult to grow within the company, lack of leadership,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would suggest to reevaluate the people in higher role positions including HR and monitor how people are treated overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Trying to be corporate with all the problems of a small family run business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michael Stars

    Pros

    The people - your peers are some of the best co-workers
    Great discount on the product - the sample sales are the best

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management
    Unethical and inappropriate culture
    Excessive hiring of outside consultants who do not know the brand or its history

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some experience on how to manage
    Hire competent people to lead your teams
    Recognize the hard work of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great Retail Job!

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

    I have been working at Michael Stars full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has a fun and friendly culture, family owned, nice product, benefits are decent and a generous employee discount. You have the ability to own your business as if it were your store. Work/ life balance is about as good as you can get in the retail industry. Suggestions and feedback is listened to by upper management.

    Cons

    There are not too many downsides to this company. There is not a ton of room for growth and you don't have all the extra perks of working for a large corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    best retail job ill ever have

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

    I worked at Michael Stars

    Pros

    relaxed, family owned company, good pay, able to own your business

    Cons

    unprofessionalism accepted, favoritism towards certain managers/stores

    Recommends
  8.  

    Not quick enough...unethical and small minded

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michael Stars

    Pros

    Great discount, decent wages. Most of the employees in the stores were great to work with. The merchandise was decent.

    Cons

    Huge amount of nepotism in hiring at corporate. Unprofessional at the director and above level. Out of state benefits were awful. Marked favoritism and gossipy. Zero growth potential. Zero development or ongoing training. Little brand recognition. Strange visual elements and untimely cadence.
    Worst inadvertent racial overtones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional and impartial. Treat all employees the same. Try for some racial variety. Stop allowing corporate officers to hire their friends. Make your visuals more market and installation appropriate.

    Doesn't Recommend

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