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Michaels Reviews

Updated September 25, 2018
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  • "Schedules at a part time level aren't very far in advance and sometimes change on short notice" (in 192 reviews)

  • "Full time employment is hard to obtain without managing position" (in 189 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels full-time

    Pros

    great entry level experience and atmosphere

    Cons

    busy, sometimes unclear objectives and expectations


  2. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced ever changing environment. Only for seasoned retail managers

    Cons

    Logistics and distribution problem during my tenure

  3. "Cashier/Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great first job
    -great employee discount

    Cons

    -no room for moving up
    -have to enjoy co-workers and location
    -minimal raises

    Advice to Management

    Pay longstanding employees more. When I left the company the new hires were making hire wages than me. The new hires were being competitive market wages, while I was making my original base wage with a minimal raise. This didn't seem fair.


  4. "Custom Framing was Fun But Not a Career"

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    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ok hours, fun atmosphere, creative people

    Cons

    Low pay, holidays, no upwards mobility

    Advice to Management

    Dont let bad employees stay there.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoying my time here"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers are welcoming. Managers are kind and understanding of the whole "life outside of work" thing, which is important to me as I have children still at home. Schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    Starting hourly wage is not competitive compared to other large retailers like Target and Wal-Mart. If you want to be part-time AND have more than a dozen or so hours a week, that's a struggle as there are numerous employees all fighting that same fight. There just aren't enough hours to go around.

    Advice to Management

    Stop falling for the idea that a warm body is better than no body. Hire fewer but well-qualified employees instead of just anybody who is looking for work, and pay them a better hourly wage. They'll be happier because they'll get more hours and more money, and they won't be working twice as hard to make up for poorly qualified peers. That will make your customers happier, too.


  6. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    Discounts, ability to teach classes, opportunity for advancement, art and crafts

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work and understaffed


  7. "Art teacher"

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    Current Employee - Artist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Artist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can Make your own hours

    Cons

    Pay scale is quite low

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Honestly It Isn't a Bad Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Discounts
    - Great Coworkers
    - Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    - Standing for a Long Time
    - Schedules Change Weekly

    Advice to Management

    This job isn't bad at all. It has plenty of benefits and great pay too. I started at $9.25 an hour and I have been working for a little over two months and I am now making $9.50. I love my coworkers and managers. The job can be a bit rough at times when dealing with rude customers, but it isn't difficult. It requires a bit of manual labor though which can be exhausting. Overall, great job for someone still in school.


  9. "Sales associate"

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

    I worked at Michaels part-time

    Pros

    All of the customers were really friendly and I loved talking to them about art projects they’re working on

    Cons

    Since the store was brand new, I mostly dealt with incoming supplies and making sure the right items are on the shelves, so didn’t have much customer interactions

    Advice to Management

    Na


  10. "Part Time Replenishment Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early hours, flexible scheduling, great co-workers, built-in exercise, clear safety standards, friendly management, enforced break time, quantifiable/visible progress/improvement (eg, how much time does it take me to stock this section each week), generally predictable workflow (each week we get a truck, everyone has specific tasks, etc), good discounts

    Cons

    Not a living wage, schedule frequently changed after being set (sometimes without asking, often on short notice), this position often understaffed because of early hours/hard physical work, explicit requests to not discuss wages with other associates, open discussion of other associates' performance


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