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JOANN Stores Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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JOANN Stores CEO Jill Soltau
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  • "Annual’ raise is zero out by any minimum wage increase" (in 128 reviews)

  • "Pay their part time team members nothing but want you to hire hire hire" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at JOANN Stores part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned new skills, meet different people.

    Cons

    No growth, this is a minimum wage job good for people who just want a job to do something during the day or if you are in school.


  2. "Pretty good job!"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Member in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends

    I have been working at JOANN Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insider look at new items!

    Cons

    Some managers don’t fully communicate with each other

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful/Crazy"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JOANN Stores part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, truly wonderful hard-working staff and management, friendly customers and so much to get inspired and excited by - fabrics, crafts, yarn, embroidery, etc.

    Cons

    So much product waste due to overbuying, not staying within the fabric/craft stock. Inventory is uneven. So much extra time is spent trying to find room for the overstock they send; the re-packs are a nightmare to sort. Cutbacks in staff hours just when we need help the most. Low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you know. JoAnn is not Pier 1 - Stop with the household goods (Hudson 43). Open a dialogue for your store staff to offer suggestions/tips. We are on the front lines with no way to communicate to corporate. Update inventory: don't send 115 of something I only have space for 20. Increase your fine art department. Increase wages - hiring anyone is difficult. Xmas excess inventory goes in the trash due to overshipment. Watch what sells one year and learn from it. Don't overbuy then expect the stores to deal with massive overstock. Re-evaluate each store's space. I don't have room for the # of POG's you send - wasted $$/hrs putting it overhead. Store theft is high: actual live cameras!! Corporate does not seem to understand what happens at the store level.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and get new ideas on crafts!

    Cons

    Switching shifts was difficult, but other than that, it was a good place to work!


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly updating employee experience, listens to what you need, good pay, good benefits, and friendly work staff

    Cons

    Large company, cubicles, no windows,


  6. "Education Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love the ability to teach, add classes, and provide value to our customers

    Cons

    Not enough time to complete projects

    Advice to Management

    Keep the education coordinator doing what they should be doing and not pulled off to do other tasks


  7. "Wonderful time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JOANN Stores part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Friendly environment
    Working with arts and crafts
    Great management
    Great location

    Cons

    Pushy sales
    Low pay
    Building knowledge of all the types of fabrics
    Understaffed
    Unclean store

  8. "JoAnns was a fabulous place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Team Member in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    Former Employee - Seasonal Team Member in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly and active! I loved the energy! Half hour lunch break!

    Cons

    I have no cons for JoAnn Fabrics!

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a wonderful job!


  9. "GREAT place to work"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    collaborative environment, communicative managers, fun and supportive environment

    Cons

    if you are hired around the holidays expect to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    none at the moment. I personally really loved having a manager that would assign me meaningful tasks and trust me to handle them.


  10. "Awesome Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JOANN Stores part-time

    Pros

    they treat you like family and they are willing to promote people within.

    Cons

    long hours and the back rooms are never big enough for the amount of overstock


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