Michaels Stores

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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
912 Reviews

2.8
912 Reviews
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Chuck Rubin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is good, especially the associate appreciation discounts offered seasonally (in 58 reviews)

  • I liked the people I worked with and working around arts and crafts (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Even for full-time associates, don't expect 40 hours a week unless it's peak season (in 64 reviews)

  • Benefits for part time is not so great - maybe they could offer full time benefits to (in 64 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Store manager responsible for all aspects of the operation.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Company operates with integrity. They treat their associates with respect. I have and would recommend Michaels as an employer.

    Cons

    Pay is fair. Limited room for advancement due to long term associates holding key positions. Communication it not consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve operations. Very good company on the verge of becoming great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place ive ever worked

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    everyone is so friendly. theres no drama. easiest job ever!

    Cons

    customers sometimes act like they're high and mighty because they shop here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what youre doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I love Michaels!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Framer  in  Logan, UT
    Current Employee - PT Framer in Logan, UT

    Pros

    Everyone gets a long great and loves working with people.

    Cons

    We are not allowed to be friends with the Store Manager outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a Store Manager does not know anyone in the town they should be allowed to be friends and go places with fellow employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun Seasonal Job

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier  in  Norridge, IL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Norridge, IL

    Pros

    employee discount, easy to sell a fun product, happy crafting customers

    Cons

    closings can make you stay over an hour past your expected release time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    customer experience manger/ night and weekends

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. This is the best job I've ever had. Co-workers are very friendly. I was a transfer into the store and everyone made me feel welcome.

    Cons

    Every so often you come across a guest that has issues with one thing or another but hey its our job to try to deal with the issue as best as we can or find someone else who can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    totally outstanding and great experience and wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Irving, TX

    Pros

    The place is great and get to learn new ways to be creative and help others as well. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    like to move up to management position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    totally great and very open to help out and be a team player as much as they can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate  in  Bethlehem, GA
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Bethlehem, GA

    Pros

    If you are a creative and personable person you will love this place. I wouldnt want to work anywhere else

    Cons

    Not enough actual management done by store level supervisors. MUCH ROOM for improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold store level supervisors to a high standard, when they dont meet standards REPLACE them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent atmosphere great coworkers good location

    Cons

    current lack of hrs,pay, job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Smyrna, GA

    Pros

    Easy to manage and run, can move up quickly

    Cons

    Nagging customers at times with usual moms and older ladies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with 60% off framing and figure a way to better promote

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    totally amazing! i love working here

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Fleming Island, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fleming Island, FL

    Pros

    discounts are good, bout 10 percent off

    Cons

    alot of old people go there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    npthing bad or good to report

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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