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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Chuck Rubin
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Pros
  • Also an employee discount which is nice (in 228 reviews)

  • If you are into arts and crafts its even better (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • part time - very few hours a week (in 149 reviews)

  • full time options unless the store is lager (in 142 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Cashier"

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    • 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. "Best Work Place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Associate/Party Host/Teacher in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier/Associate/Party Host/Teacher in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee Discounts, Health Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave, Paid Vacation, Customizable Scheduling , Employee Perks, and much more.

    Cons

    Rewards sign ups determine how often you will be scheduled to work for the week, pay is every other week

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. "It's okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a pretty easy job just have a second job

    Cons

    The hours suck, they don't hire a lot of people

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people certain managers don't like to help out at front


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  5. "Pretty good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    great customers. easy going work environment.

    Cons

    associate pay is minimum wage. open until 9pm at most stores.


  6. "Michaels Arts and Crafts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and a creative atmosphere

    Cons

    Communication can be improved and some of the company's standards are outdated.


  7. "merchandise stocking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i love it .Save time and money for both employers and applicants.I easier to collect information that assists in future postings.

    Cons

    Some applicants may be unfairly rejected by the software if the controls are too limited.For example ,if the system defines experience levels and types too specifically

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly co-workers,

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the stores


  9. "Good first-time retail job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is absolutely invaluable if you have any interest at all in crafting, fine art, or DIY projects. You end up learning many new skills from your coworkers.

    Cons

    Company is very stingy about how many people are working at a time. Stores will frequently be overloaded with customers, but managers cannot afford to call in more employees because the budget given to them by corporate won't allow it.


  10. "Sales Associate/Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Peers, Can Ask For Break Anytime

    Cons

    Too Many Temporary Employees, Hard to Remember Where Everything is as a Temporary Employee

    Advice to Management

    Get a cleaning staff to clean bathrooms at closing time or put bathroom cleaning in the sales associate position description on the company's career website.


  11. "Great place to work if you can handle it."

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management
    Working before the store opens most days
    Great team members

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate but are usually consistent depending on what has to be done that week

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time



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