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"Lean machine"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Michaels was a good place to work. Lots of fun and creative people in all areas. I loved working with the people there the most. Everyone was supportive and worked hard. This was also a fast paced ever changing environment which I thrived on.

Cons

Because every department operated so lean, it created an enormous workload. Work/life balance was difficult. Also, the company outsourced a number of job functions to India and that made for a difficult transition. Unfortunately, people lost their jobs.

Advice to Management

The right answer to improve profitability is not always to follow what other corporations are doing. Michaels is a place of creative thinkers. Be creative and come up with alternate plans to save and improve profitability and bring the jobs back to the US.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. "Very demanding high-volume manufacturing environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is trying to be more employee focused.

    Cons

    Most of what people talk about (quietly) on their breaks is how stressed they are.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade equiptment,to bring relief to workers.


  2. "It had its ups and downs but I met a good support system in my coworkers."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customers were great as well as my colleagues. Management was there if I needed anthing, they worked with the needs of my schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes the amount of hours were low and higher management sometimes had unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the stores themselves for suggestions on how to improve.

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