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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  • It is just a part time job so you won (in 170 reviews)

  • Only managers are full time so they don't have to offer benefits to the other employees (in 168 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Easy shifts typical retail job

    Cons

    Management a bit disorganized at times


  2. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    You get to meet customers and help them and get to know them.

    Cons

    Michaels corporate doesn’t want to spend the money for an adequate amount of help. This angers the customers. They have to wait in line longer and sometimes cant find floor help, because the sales associate has to always be on a register. It’s ridiculous. And it’s embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Dont take your bad mood out on employees. We are all working our butts off, not just you. Advice to corporate: spend more money on payroll! You are losing customers because you dont want to pay for enough help.

  3. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    the employees are amazing and helpful.

    Cons

    They dont schedule you off when you request weeks in advance and i been refused many bathroom breaks.

    Advice to Management

    To schedule more people when they know we will be busy


  4. "Seasonal Sales Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Easy job duties, friendly team members.

    Cons

    Management was rude and had a closed-off attitude.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work together with good employees .

    Cons

    Have to deal with employees that does not want to work .

    Advice to Management

    Keep good employees happy with personal time if needed for family.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay.. Great stress"

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    Current Employee - Custom Frame Manager in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Custom Frame Manager in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, see cool stuff go through shop, meet a ton of awesome customers, everyday is different, good accumulation of paid days off

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, must do tons of work not related to your department of responsibility, unreasonable , expectations, not much support, expected to clock out for lunch but not take it, high cost of health ins./benefits, can't take long vacations or have weekends off (although promised), very irregular schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Allow associates to do the job hired to do without pulling them to do your job because mngmt wants to sit in office or hide and do nothing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on management"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate/Custom Framer in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate/Custom Framer in Flanders, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% discount on top of sale and regular price, flexible hours, fun environment

    Cons

    Short shifts, miniscule annual raises, you will be expected to stay past your shift if you don't finish your task

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay in comparison to aaron brothers, especially in the framing department, we do our work in house, aaron brothers sends their work out

  8. "Quirky, but generally friendly"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your coworkers will honestly be the friendliest people you've ever met, the dress code is laid back, and the store is fairly easy to memorize

    Cons

    Help isn't always there when needed, training was minimal, and you're often scheduled so that you're not allowed a break


  9. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts. Health benefits for full-time.

    Cons

    Losing hours if you don’t promote their Michaels Rewards


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dept Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Good people, decent environment, fun product

    Cons

    Schedule can be awful, work life balance not a priority

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to work life balance


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