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"Like trying to get blood from a turnip."

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Former Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The fact that seasonal merchandise changes frequently, makes it an interesting place to work, and most of the coworkers try their best to get everything they've been assigned completed.

Cons

The company doesn't want to spend money on payroll. Most people have do the work of three. And management is continually harped on by corporate to get more done with less. They don't care about the customer at all, just the bottom line.

Advice to Management

If you truly cared about your customers, start caring about your employees. They are your front line, and when they're miserable, your customers will be too.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. "This store was a fun, but stressful enviornment to work in."

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales in San Clemente, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great discount and you get a lot of ideas for crafts and projects. The break room was nice and the rules were agreeable.

    Cons

    The amount of glitter and other crafting supplies on my clothes and shoes did not make me happy. As well as the Christmas time cinnamon smell that didn't leave my nose the entire season I worked there. Also go backs and closing at the end of the night would take an extremely long time, because of the vast amount of small items that were in the wrong place.

    Advice to Management

    The management at my store needed some improvement. They seemed to be a little to easy on their favorites.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Carson City, NV
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Carson City, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the discount and the team in the store. Worked great together BEFORE store of the future

    Cons

    Store of the Future sucks. No hours to much work, all work put onto Replenishment Team. Manager sits in office all day does nothing to help on sales floor. Replenishment Manager is to busy doing customer service to help out team. District Managers seem to nalways be on power trip. Do not say or do anything agaist them or you will be forced to leave, so sad loosing great people who care.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at your District Managers they should be held to the same standard as your store managers. They do what they want when they want and even if it is wrong there is no where to go. They are not god, even though many of them think they by being rude and disrepectful to the staff. The staff in the stores are the people who do all the work and make the DM look good and bonus. Maybe they need to remember where they came from. Have some compassion and repect for the people making the money for you....

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