Michaels Stores - Way Overworked and very Underpaid! | Glassdoor
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"Way Overworked and very Underpaid!"

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Current Employee - Presenatation Replenishment Manager
Current Employee - Presenatation Replenishment Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

I have worked with some great people although they come and go very quickly.

Cons

Most employees average about 15-20 hours at minimum wage or slightly above. Management doesn't really do much until they find out a DM or corporate employee is coming to visit, at that point they want to yell and scream and try to fix everything they have been doing wrong since the last visit! My store alone has been through 3 Store Managers in 1 year! Very high turn over.

Advice to Management

Talk to your employees more, and hear what they have to say. Don't promote people just because they are there. Consider paying more for great employees instead of paying minimum wage to 20 sub -par employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An Awkward Situation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    *some great coworkers
    *no overnight shifts
    *opportunity to learn retail
    *on site parking

    Cons

    *little to no opportunity for advancement
    *raises are set between $0.05 to $0.10, once a year, with maximum incomes
    *store managers rarely get caught in their wrong-doings

    Advice to Management

    DM should have occasional anonymous surveys for associates to take about store management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced retail job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Riverhead, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Riverhead, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was higher than minimum wage- started out at $9.25, after two years I was at $9.48
    Awesome merchandise
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough workers there- sometimes only 3 people for entire store
    Only given 30 min break for working 8 sometimes 9 hours
    breaks are only given for 6 hr shifts- always scheduled 5 1/2 hrs....
    Hectic- long line, one cashier

    Advice to Management

    Corporate is corrupt and expect too much without sufficient pay
    No respect for employees that have been there for 5+ years
    Often accused of stealing- cameras installed only to observe hard working employees

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