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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Chuck Rubin
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Pros
  • Great employee discount - 30% off entire purchase including sales (in 245 reviews)

  • It's nice to see some customers arts and crafts and happiness they get from their hobbies (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of hours for part-time help (in 154 reviews)

  • Underpaid: Very low salary/pay for a full time management position (in 146 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Hyannis, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Hyannis, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This place is full of creative co-workers and people who really love their jobs. This brings out the best in people especially during holidays.

    Cons

    Holidays are slammed, but with everyone in the spirit the chaos was managed happily.


  2. "Good Stores and Bad Stores"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Blaine, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm lucky enough to work at a store that is managed by great people that not only know how to lead, but care about their workers.

    Cons

    There are some stores that DO NOT care about their employees or customers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Custom Frame Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Custom Frame Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have good flexible schedules for employees

    Cons

    The company does not pay for the work that is asked of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    care more


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Michael's employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to be creative and help people with projects. The store I work at is very accepting of things like tattoos, colored hair, piercings etc (within reason of course). Time goes by pretty fast.

    Cons

    Pay could be significantly better.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone, including managers, deserve a better pay grade. Everyone at my store works incredibly hard and goes above and beyond, but we get very little in return.


  6. "Summer internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  7. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    No full time as a cashier


  8. "Pretty Great even if it's retail!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ~Work hard and you will be recognized.
    ~Management and associates feel like family
    ~Flexible hours

    Cons

    ~Pay could be better
    ~Occasional corporate issues for management team.


  9. "Great job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Replenishment Team Member in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Replenishment Team Member in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Wish for a little longer training before you are turned lose on your own.


  10. "Corp IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  11. "Review of company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People oriented, flexible hours. Great team focus

    Cons

    Seasonal flux and merchandise change can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but respectful of people's work life balance


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