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Michaels Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "It’s an okay part time job but don’t stay there longer than you have to" (in 204 reviews)

  • "Full time employment is hard to obtain without managing position" (in 194 reviews)

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  1. "They Have Great Forklifts"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator

    I worked at Michaels full-time

    Pros

    I cannot stress this enough, they have some of the best forklifts I have ever seen.

    Cons

    The sheer amount of options makes it difficult for me to go back home to my wife sometimes.


  2. "My favorite job I’ve ever had."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love working with people, I was always happy here.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this complany. I loved my job.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were always very understanding and treated me with total respect and love.

  3. "Cashier at Michaels"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, easy to switch hours, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    gets repetitive, long hours, annoying customers


  4. "Great company to advance in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Michaels full-time

    Pros

    Less stressful environment thwn most retail

    Cons

    Lots of changes that are made on the fly


  5. "Steady work"

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

    I worked at Michaels full-time

    Pros

    Great Managers
    Good pay
    No heavy work load

    Cons

    Often asked to stay for more hours after shift is over


  6. "A good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and it is a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough people to work the registers.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more cashiers


  7. "I only made $8.25 per hour because of my previous retail experience."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cumming, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% off sale and regular price items
    Working front-end usually keeps you busy with a constant stream of customers

    Cons

    The manager likes to schedule people in different roles, so you aren't guaranteed a certain time slot.

  8. "Angi"

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    Current Employee - Texas
    Current Employee - Texas
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels full-time

    Pros

    I love arts and crafts and I thought maybe I could get it a try to work there and do my best

    Cons

    I never experienced a downsides so I'll probably be alright and just stay focus and not think too much

    Advice to Management

    All I can say I'm a hard work, I follow the rules and I have a lot of energy


  9. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Replenishment Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Replenishment Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very willing to work with you about your availability

    Cons

    Can be difficult with editing your availability

    Advice to Management

    Don't have your current teams train their replacements, people will actually just quit when they hear that from the manager that actually cares about their team you plan on replacing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move up in hourly positions
    Benefits are nice
    Usually a fun environment

    Cons

    Hours
    Management changes
    Overwhelming tasks
    The harder you work the more tasks you have to do which becomes overwhelming when everyone depends on you to get everything done.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t take too long to notice the employees who could be your next SM or market manager because you might end up losing them because they were strung along. Listen to the employees, if something or someone isn’t right, evalute the situation and don’t brush it off.