Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • The employee discount is useful if you're an artist (in 85 reviews)

  • arts and crafts enthusiasts ideal job (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • part-time medical benefits being taken away (in 76 reviews)

  • We've lost 5 amazing people just this year because they left to pursue other jobs that hired them full time with a crap ton more money (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Cashier/Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier, Sales Associate in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier, Sales Associate in Escondido, CA

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome first job, you will definitely gain excellent work experience here. Great place to work at if you actually have an interest in the items they sell. Great discounts.

    Cons

    Understaffed, management changed constantly, schedule and hours mix ups, I know that my part-time coworkers barely had any hours.

    Advice to Management

    constantly understaffed, which for cashiers results in long lines and irritated customers.


  2. Love my job

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

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours, great co workers

    Cons

    training leaves a lot to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Work on the training of new hires and current employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place for a first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willowbrook, IL

    I worked at Michaels Stores (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had my first time job at Michael's and it was overall a good experience! They are very flexible with hours and understand that students are busy with school. Team of people I worked with was a very friendly and nice one. Good basic training into retail.

    Cons

    Nothing huge, but seems in the beginning they mix up new employees and their shifts but everything fell into place after a very short amount of time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Replen/Class Instructor in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Replen/Class Instructor in Brighton, CO

    I worked at Michaels Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule Decent work Got the opportunity to transfer to many different positions within store

    Cons

    Bad pay Immature managers that created a melodramatic, children-on-the-playground work environment

    Advice to Management

    Have regular (at least yearly) anonymous reviews of all in management positions. Approach workplace related drama without bias.


  6. Michaels

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Central Valley, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Central Valley, NY

    I worked at Michaels Stores (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People focused company. Very good at getting you proper quality training and mentoring to be successful

    Cons

    Limited locations outside of very populated areas

    Advice to Management

    Follow the company plan and you will be successful


  7. Part-time

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

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

    Pros

    Employees get discounts on items in-store, plus special offers for classes/promos

    Cons

    Managers can be abrasive at times, but keep moving and it works out


  8. Would recommend

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

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are easy to get along with and respectable, good environment for everyone and a great starter job.

    Cons

    Like most large corporations, you're treated more as a number on a corporate level and the pay is less than desirable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more adn keep up the good work


  9. Framing expert position

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Framing Expert in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Framing Expert in Buffalo, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fair hours, flexible, great co-workers, friendly environment

    Cons

    plenty of managers switching around before one settled in.


  10. Not too Shabby

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    I worked at Michaels for about 6 months. Everything is easy to learn, as long as you're willing to put the work in. The employee discount of 30% was a plus! :)

    Cons

    The company was stingy when it came to giving raises! I had multiple coworkers who worked there for a few years and were still at their base pay rate.


  11. Awesome place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance benefits and discount and hopefully awesome coworkers

    Cons

    If not full time getting hours can suck

    Advice to Management

    Praise your workers better so they know how they are doing and will keep working harder



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