Michaels Stores

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Michaels Stores Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
1,056 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is OK, not as much as other retailers but also better than nothing (in 85 reviews)

  • I liked the people I worked with and working around arts and crafts (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits for part time is not so great - maybe they could offer full time benefits to (in 76 reviews)

  • People who have been there nearly a decade still don't get full time (in 74 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall a fun and creative outlet for a work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Manager in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Manager in Tustin, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like working with your hands and feeling a sense of accomplishment on a job well done, then framing is for you. You can release your creative side and use artistic skills to help create designs that are completely unique.

    Cons

    If you can handle a fast pace work environment and can retain all the knowledge that is needed to understand your job to its fullest extent then you really don't have any cons to worry about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management does a great job at helping you with your team and putting you on the right path for success. The only advice I might give is for upper management to understand the value of some of their more knowledgable staff and pay them more accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales/Replenishment Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Replenishment Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Replenishment Associate in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Promotions are there if you want them.

    Cons

    Hours can be brutal. No sick or vacation days for part timers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Busy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - flexible for school hours
    - great co-workers
    - Get to really connect with customers

    Cons

    - Low pay! Have been working here for around 2 years and I'm still making minimum wage!
    - Time off sucks! You MUST work thanksgiving and black Friday as well as christmas eve! My significant other is in the military and when he only gets holiday leave for a few days like thanksgiving and christmas i have to spend my time working at Michaels and miss seeing him!
    - too many employees = not enough hours!
    - Management is rude! Especially when the holiday season comes around! They could care less if you are going out of town or have some important family matter you're working while they get the time off cause they're management.
    - Pressure to get everyones email (almost got fired because i didn't get any emails one day)
    - Never praised for any job well done
    - No opportunity to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-evaluate how you run this business. stop treating employees like we are stupid or don't deserve anything and give us some praise when we do something worth praising!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a decent retail job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are constantly learning new thing which keeps you interested in developing greater knowledge. If you are competent you can work a variety of tasks within the store and grow into higher positions.

    Cons

    With any job it is easy to get comfortable in a position that might not lead to any future career success. If you are looking to get into the corporate world of Michaels I suggest starting from outside the retail stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just what I expected

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Van Nuys, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting store. Decent employee discounts if you like arts and crafts. The customers are usually interesting characters like lofty liberal thinking artists, or maybe even the really sweet grandma, or the nice girl from class that bakes cookies for her classmates on special occasions.

    Cons

    Understaffed and unreal workload. Management can keep pushing employees and asking them to finish their tasks but it's just not gonna happen if there aren't enough people. But. This is normal with retail stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy with hours. You gotta spend money on a sufficient number of associates on the floor to increase chances of actually seeing profits and making sales quotas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great team of co-workers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tustin, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work. Wonderful co-workers.

    Cons

    No training what-so-ever. Not many hours (typically 4 hour shifts of maybe 3-4 days a week). Very low-paying for the work put forth. Not enough coverage on floor/ registers. Not enough time to complete tasks and have great customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees on policies, procedures, S.O.P.s. When a "Captain" is assigned to an area, make sure the Supervisor is allowing for the duties to actually get done in their area. Higher wages would be advisable for keeping key employees hired!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    less than stellar

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Covina, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, great products, and the employee discount is fair

    Cons

    horrible policies and practices make it almost impossible to advance in a "career" here. hours can vary drastically week to week which really screws with the work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hint: Take a good look at those who work hardest because they just might be looking for a chance to advance. Don't miss the oppertunity to advance the great ones before they up and leave to FAIRER & GREENER pastures!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's not the best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Granada Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Granada Hills, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really like working around the environment I pretty much know where everything is at, it's a pretty easy job for me

    Cons

    the schedule is horrible, the pay isn't very good considering you're doing a lot of work in a four hour shift, don't expect full time hours that's only for management or some cem's, they play favorites a lot, If you don't make the money planned for the day and have a closing shift expect being rushed out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the people who deserve more hours more hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very demanding high-volume manufacturing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Quality in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most workers are long time employees and are generally very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Artistree is the custom picture framing division of Michael's Stores Inc. or "Michael's Arts and Crafts".

    Daily production goals are unrealistic and leave NO room for error, which breeds paranoia in the factory full of mostly unskilled labor workers. When individual production numbers are not met consistently, workers have been written up and then fired. Recruitment has been difficult because few people can meet the standard, and those that do, can't handle the fast paced, demanding enviorment long-term.

    Promotion opportunities are available within the factory
    Average compensation for unskilled work
    Company does offer paid time-off, and partial medical, dental, vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Per person production goals should be lowered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Rotating store manager for large volume store

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get an employee discount.

    Cons

    Say goodbye to weekends, holidays, and any of your family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the schedules out on time, Manager get hands on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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