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Michaels Stores Irving Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee discount - 30% off entire purchase including sales (in 232 reviews)

  • It's nice to see some customers arts and crafts and happiness they get from their hobbies (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Like all companies with part time employees: you'll never have more than 25 hours a week (in 164 reviews)

  • No full time position unless youre management (in 160 reviews)

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  1. "Fun crafty place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -exposed to a wide array of craft and art supplies and skills between fellow employee and customer interaction.
    -can advance in company if it's something you desire

    Cons

    -despite being a large company, set rules and procedures are not followed from location to location
    -hours week to week change despite submitting your availability

    Advice to Management

    -keep making it fun and exciting for employees.
    -keep a closer eye through management on following through with set procedures


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate ruined a job that I loved."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice. Discount is good.

    Cons

    Just about everything having to do with corporate policy. Corporate puts programs in place only to change the program a few months later. No stability with corporate programs and very little training at store level.

    Advice to Management

    If it ain't broken don't fix it. Set a policy and leave it alone.

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Michaels Stores as a contractor

    Pros

    Great culture and a very friendly environment

    Cons

    None that I have encountered so far


  4. "Great entry level job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Administrative Associate (CAA) in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Category Administrative Associate (CAA) in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The category managers and directors are eager to help you learn, get to work with lots of vendors, wear lots of different hats, sample sale is amazing!

    Cons

    Spent lots of time staring at a computer, lots of changes in upper level management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Summer internship experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly company, good chance of landing a job, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement for the position I was offered, lack of respect from some superiors


  6. "Corp IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Great vacation - 3 weeks a year after 1st year when working at the corporate headquarters in Irving, TX.

    Cons

    Within the IT department at Michaels cons include:
    Lack of Resources, Lack of Innovation, Pay, Management, Merit Raises, Constant Employee Turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your employees do and accommodate them accordingly.


  7. "Michaels Store Support Center"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to stock up on craft supplies at the monthly sample sale.

    Cons

    Very limited career opportunities and developmental training.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people on the front lines that make business happen!

  8. "Finance intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irving, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Open discussion culture
    Some activities/ happy hours happen so that employees in a department can connect with one and another more frequently
    working hour is flexible

    Cons

    The process is a bit confusing to starters
    Work instruction is not clear.
    No financial support for relocation
    technical support is not so much responsive

    Advice to Management

    Get a clearer process instructions so that new employees can jump on board more quickly
    in generally I like the working culture and working environment at Michaels


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    N/A N/A N/A N/A NA.

    Cons

    bad management, bad attitudes from all employees, not a team environment, lots of backstabbing, no one cares about the business - just the ROI they can put in their pockets


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good systems to use to control inventory. Good co-workers, not including Senior Management.

    Cons

    Newest CEO and executive committee, do not care about their people.

    Advice to Management

    loyalty towards their people


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