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"Could be better."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier in Evergreen Park, IL
Current Employee - Cashier in Evergreen Park, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

This store is a decent opportunity for people looking for that "first job" to get their foot in the door for future endeavors. Creativity is everywhere, and that's great if you like that type of atmosphere. Beware though: Glitter is also everywhere. For the most part, coworkers are very helpful and warm.

Cons

Sometimes management can be very unhelpful. I have gotten complaints from customers almost every day that I work about a "terrible" manager or employee, and have been told that I do a better job than people who have been here much longer than I have. Expectations are not always clear, and when they are not met, fingers get pointed instead of something constructive being done. Support can be lacking, and it is very difficult to stay motivated when people are unwilling to help at all. I received very little training and had to figure many things out on my own, and have been outright blamed for messing up.

Advice to Management

Communicate with the team, don't point fingers, and take time to teach those who need to learn.

Other Employee Reviews for Michaels Stores

  1. "Loved the job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great hours, great customers, lots to do to keep busy

    Cons

    Cranky customers sometimes during the sale times


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not enough hours or pay to live"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Keller, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount on items, friendly staff, pretty easy retail work

    Cons

    not enough hours, pay is minimal, cashiers are also floor associates and bathroom cleaners, if you close you will NEVER get out on time

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people for more $ and you won't have so much turn over... don't use the size of the store to make a solid # of how many people you need. Bodies are good but bodies that know what they are talking about and care for the customer are better.

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