Michaels Stores - Great place, if you know how to play the game | Glassdoor
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"Great place, if you know how to play the game"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Irving, TX
Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Irving, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great salary and advancement opportunity, excellent benefits

Cons

You have to know how to network, wait in line for quite some time for the chance to advance, and the HR liasons are supposed to be there to help you but you never hear from them and they are terrible at follow up.....and if you do figure out the system, you will quite possibly be overlooked for someone coming in from the outside.

Advice to Management

Specific career plans, stop bringing in outside people in lieu of promoting from within.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. "Not a very pleasant experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount was nice, but did not make up for the various shortcomings of the job. Not much more to say.

    Cons

    Unpleasant management staff that were rude to employees. Not very much training offered.

    Advice to Management

    Try being more polite to workers.


  2. "Good entry level experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Opportunities to "try something new" in a career path

    Cons

    Work/life balance (Depending where you land)
    Little interaction among departments
    Management needs development

    Advice to Management

    Be more keen on actual management experience when moving people into those positions
    HR should do more to follow up with new hires to ensure they are transitioning well into the company
    Follow through of employee development plans

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