Michaels Stores Reviews | Glassdoor

Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
3,209 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Chuck Rubin
836 Ratings

3,209 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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

  • "My store has 27 total employees)Everyone else is strictly PART-TIME" (in 187 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, fun, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Don’t compare sign ups to full time cashiers to people on floor who don’t cashier as much


  2. "My Time at Michaels"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No room to advance in the company

  3. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Really great people to work with

    Cons

    Annoying customers who think we are dumb when it comes to coupons

    Advice to Management

    Do better when it comes to discrimination


  4. "Recommend"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good schedules
    very friendly
    commision based

    Cons

    None at the moment


  5. "michaels"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    nice people and that’s all

    Cons

    low pay rate and that’s all


  6. "I Loved Working Here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer service in a creative setting! Stressful position, but also rewarding if you like to work with your hands. Frame shop was located in the back so my shifts were mostly independent. I usually didn't get bothered by fellow employees because they covered towards the front of the store. Day was busy and went by fast. The Store Manager and Frame Shop Manager were great. Very understanding with awesome leadership skills.

    Cons

    Other lower management was poor. Pay could have been way better for this position. Framers are responsible for and do way too much for rate of pay.

    Advice to Management

    Store Manager should hire more qualified, coachable, caring and happy management. That's all this place needed to be ideal, just a few people replaced.


  7. "A great college job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively competitive pay, flexible hours, friendly coworkers, good management, PT and FT benefits, and nice perks and discounts through Michaels Perks.

    Cons

    Some of the guidelines and rules are ridiculous. District manager was not always open minded and friendly. There is not a lot of chance for growth and limited promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and take their advice because they have better ideas than some of the ideas being implemented.

  8. "Great place to work, love it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Friendly associates
    Not a hard job
    Easy interview process

    Cons

    Sometimes you are the only cashier there


  9. "Overall laid back place to work, would work there again if it was somewhere you could make a career out of."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, several different shifts to choose from, fun if you’re into crafting/hobbies, 30% employee discount, lots of positions to move around in if you don’t like the one you’re in. Cashiers, floor associates, stocking (primarily early morning 3-10am ish) framers, support specialists (solely early morning before store opens).

    Cons

    Only part time. Only stores with a certain volume of sales get to have a full time associate, and even then I think it’s only 1. There’s also like 1 full time framer that’s not a manager. Other than that you have to be management to get full time. Almost all associates only work 14-20 hours a week, in 4 hour increments. So instead of working (1-2) 8 hour shifts and having all the rest of the days off to work another job, you end up working like 4 hours 4-5 days a week which is a huge pain in the butt. No real benefits because pretty much everyone is part time. No options for health insurance, so hopefully you have a spouse or parents who’s insurance you are on. No paid time off, etc.


  10. "Shift Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible hours during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Be more present


Showing 3,209 of 3,243 reviews
Reset Filters