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"Sales Associate"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Employee discount on crafting supplies
- Free in-store classes for employees (subject to availability in the class)
- Reasonable retail work hours

Cons

- Permanent part-time status for regular sales associates
- Often under-staffed during shifts
- Rotating shift work, work on weekends
- Little to no room for advancement, further training
- The amount of waste and overpricing of product is disheartening

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manipulated New Employees"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orillia, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orillia, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brought the possibility of employment to a small town with little job availability
    New store location

    Cons

    Hired staff to fill new location in Ontario
    Misled employees (60 of the 75) to believe they where permanent staff
    Hired staff (sales associates) to build shelving and display merchandise
    Gave no notice of termination to the 80% that were
    Continually demoralized and insulted staff that ask questions
    Gave no copies and denied requests for paperwork being signed by the new employees
    Half hour orientations that are filled with great information, but with no way of accessing the information after the fact

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with employees and explain they are only needed prior to a new store opening
    Send new employees home with copies of the paperwork they sign
    The detail that is involved in planing how a new store is created is wonderful, but falls apart when management treat staff questions as a sign of "stupidity" (a word often used as a response)
    Don't promote Michael's Cares, when store managers are clearly not on board


  2. "All right place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and fun to work with
    Job duties are easy and there is little pressure to do your job
    Framing manager is fun and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Events Manager is two faced and can not be trusted. Twists your words around so she looks like a good guy when it's actually the other way around.
    Other manager is lazy and thinks only of herself, no one else matters especially when it comes to breaks, delegating work or doing more for the associates.

    District Manager - WATCH OUT. Horrible manager - will put you down and criticize everything in your store.

    Advice to Management

    Store manager - time to be a manager and make the other 2 do their job. They are both lazy, gossipy two faced evil managers.

    District Manager - learn how to deal with people. You are mean.

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