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"Michaels and their passing of the buck"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Can think of none at the current time.

Cons

They promote from within, only to reprimand the associate for poor performance within days. After lhe associate either quits or relinquishes their title, they find from corporate that their performance is actually well above average, sometimes number one in the region.

Advice to Management

Empower your workers and treat all of the departments equally.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The workload and expectations are unrealistic."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay for management postions is competitive and the benefits are decent. Bonuses can be impressive for store managers.

    Cons

    You are expected to do the work of three people, corporate leaders have no idea what it takes to run a store and the workload is rediculous. Overall, very disorganzied.

    Advice to Management

    Come work a peak season in a store and see what it's really like. Maybe then you could be realistic about workload expectations. Give hourly people enough hours to actually live on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Michaels is like working with family and friends - the customers are excited about making projects!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Michaels has a great retirement plan with a good percentage contribution, and other benefits are nice like percentage off on fitness centers and every year they have challenged us to meet our 2000 (?) steps per day by giving us pedometers and doing a competition with all of the stores. Also, their Michaels Cares donation program to help out our employees in need is great.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the medical plan for full and part time does not include coverage for mental health medications. Also, the recent restructuring of hierarchy (example: supervisor, manager, associate positions/titles) has made the management position more stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the Front End Supervisor position (at least one per store for peak hour and holidays)!

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