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"The more involved the Worst It gets.."

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Former Employee - Cashier -≫ PT Manager-≫ Sales Floor-≫ Framing in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Cashier -≫ PT Manager-≫ Sales Floor-≫ Framing in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Depends on the stores I really liked the people I worked with..
Yearly Raises like 15-35 cents depending on how well you did
Easy job..

Cons

They lie about promises. Was a temporary manager and told when the job would be open i would get it.. NOT true. I thought it was odd i had to interview against for the position i was told I would have. Even more odd when they told me, We decided to go with someone OLDER. This is also illegal to say.

My store manager was a weak leader. Let other lower managers push them around.
The store manager was the main reason why I left. Within 2 months everyone in my department left. I was the last.

Took hours from framing department gave to the morning crew who also had more workers and hours than everyone else. Who didn't get their jobs done every Friday.

Suppose to be crossed trained.. I was the only crossed trained employee. I had to do everyone's job because no one else stepped up. So my worked started to fail

Suppose to get 30% emails per day... Everyone already has them so we just keep typing the same email over and over. It was originally 30 emails a day per store.. NOW its like 500

Advice to Management

PLEASE double check who you are hiring for higher management. They will cause everyone in the store to quit.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to start off in retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Very lenient workplace where you get to experience a variety of positions. If you want days off, it'll be easy to have with flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Doing more work than you should and have to be a good multi-tasker to accomplish everything efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Put more people on the floor on registers instead of making one cashier available at a certain shift.


  2. "A decent retail company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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