Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Incredible growth opportunities if you embrace the culture and processes of the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, discount, personal growth opportunities, and an unlimited opportunity to inspire customers and associates.

    Cons

    Associate entitlement in the workforce. However, this is not inclusive to Michaels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower our company's debt and explore micro market opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    I love my job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Customer Experience Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - PT Customer Experience Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    if you are a hard, dedicated worker, there will be plenty of open doors ahead of you. there's so much to learn with product knowledge and store operations. good benefits for employees. very comfortable, fun and creative working environment! resources for school, adoption assistance, etc..

    Cons

    the pay rates and hours may be considered low for those seeking a busy work schedule, however that changes if you prove to be a value asset to the company, and quickly! unable to continue offering health insurance to part-time employees, but still offers life and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe it's just because I think my store is awesome and my superiors have been wonderful mentors, but I am proud to say I work for this company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to meet my needs, friendly co-workers, most of the customers were great to interact with, management easy to approach

    Cons

    some of the workers could be clique-ish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. amazing company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    schedule, salary, leadership, growth opportunities, career development

    Cons

    I like everything about Michaels

  6. Great store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cashier in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Moorestown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great managers, all of them. The team members are all pleasant to work with, always ready to help and answer questions. I am very grateful to be part of such a wonderful group of people. The manager works with you as far as needing time off and is very fair and understanding. I love going to work!

    Cons

    Some of the customers have attitudes that have to be dealt with. Otherwise, I have no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing their best and I say keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Short experience due to employment elsewhere, but great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly managers, working with materials related to my interests.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have been immediately trained to be in framing (what they said they'd like me doing, since I had experience with matting artwork etc).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great

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

    I worked at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    Awesome people and customer service

    Cons

    Hard with hours sometimes need to switch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Love it!

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers and management. Everyone from the store manager down to us bottom of the food chain cashiers care about our store and work as a team. Having a good store manager and assistant manager that know how to lead effectively without being harsh, condescending or "bossy" makes working at this store a pleasure.

    Cons

    Constantly changing schedules from one week to another, inconsistent hours given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for incoming employees instead of the sink or swim method, especially seasonal hires as the volume of customers/transactions during the holidays can be overwhelming to new workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Michaels Stores as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Various Systems, Best Retail industry experience

    Cons

    Integrated systems, not Technology oriented

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Great place to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work for.

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