Michaels Stores - A decent retail company to work for | Glassdoor
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"A decent retail company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Discounts on arts and crafts items as an employee
-Room for promotion and flexibility within departments
-Clear standard operating procedures ensure certain standards of practice
-Atmosphere is generally friendly with too much pressure

Cons

-Confusing signage and promotions will cause tension with customers
-Different cultures within each store, so your mileage will vary greatly
-Management issues properly scheduling enough staff to help customers and certain times of the day or season

Advice to Management

Be positive and supportive to your employees, foster them to gain more success

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. "Excellent Learning Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocking/Customer Service in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can cross train in many positions in the store.
    Management is easy to approach.
    Fun environment.
    Plenty of activities where you can contribute.
    Uniform is jeans and store t-shirt.

    It is a great job for someone looking for their first job. I performed many positions in the store (sales associate, cashier, stocking, cake decorating instructor, etc.) and now this job is what stands out the most in my resume when it comes out to entry-level experience.

    Cons

    Worked some 3 hour shifts.
    Minimun pay.
    No benefits for part-time.
    Not many full-time positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Must be a multi-tasker"

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

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, relaxed atmosphere, great benefits for FT associates

    Cons

    Tight payroll, very few FT positions, must be self motivated to train

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say associates are valued, follow up with the one thing all associates want, proper training, recognition for a job well done and enough hours on a regular basis to prevent having to juggle multiple jobs.

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