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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • It is just a part time job so you won (in 170 reviews)

  • Very little full time opportunities (in 166 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working PT at Michaels"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of work hours usually. Fun atmosphere most times.

    Cons

    Communication from management could be improved. Initially training is inadequate. Can be a very stressful working environment, especially during peak season.


  2. "Good place to start working"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful, fun environment

    Cons

    Regular complaints. Coupons can be confusing sometimes.

  3. "It has good and bad traits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Morning Replenishment Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Early Morning Replenishment Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount program for their merch. Depending on which store, people are cool to work with. You get paid, not much, but that is about the gist.

    Cons

    No health benefits for PT no room for improvement. Hours are cut drastically during certain parts of the year, so prepare to look for another job. Your starting wage is low, even if you are experienced. Managers are too busy trying to make goals set by corporate to get emails from customers for the rewards program. Managers are also more concerned in getting their bonuses for making their goals. Don’t work here unless you are a full time employee or if you have another job. This job will not sustain your needs to live. Truck days are miserable. You are expected to do a job like cycle counting in a small amount of time making inventory counts an issue with other stores, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should take time to nurture their employees and corporate is a joke with their rules that really does not benefit employees. Corporate also needs to figure out their formula better on what they send for inventory, the counts are always wrong, which makes it harder for employees to give customers what they want. Especially now that they are using their smartphone app which tells a customer if a product is in stock at the store.


  4. "Michales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool and great and awesome

    Cons

    there are no cons whatsoever


  5. "Great side job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Replenishment Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Replenishment Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun. Great people. Shows appreciation for work. 30% discount. Get to see new stuff before the public and clearance items as they become available.

    Cons

    Weird hours - messes with sleep schedule. Hard work - box unpacking and placing items on shelf at minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    My managers are amazing - keep up the outstanding work!


  6. "It's a great place to work for!"

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    • 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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place. great employees discount. The coupons are awesome too! My Boss (the GM) is great! If you get the right store with the right people and work as a team it goes so smooth and you actually get things done. I advanced pretty quickly, but I worked my butt off and I care about my work and the job I'm doing.

    Cons

    The cons are you can't make great money anytime fast. There's not enough payroll given to the stores. Too much of a turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Give more payroll to the stores and you'll be able to look even better and have less turnover.


  7. "Every job has its good vs bad."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Michaels, has a tremendous discount for employees. It is always fun to work there.

    Cons

    Never enough people scheduled to cover the floor. If you work here you need to be able to wear many hats.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Michaels Stores as a contractor

    Pros

    Good place to work and friendly env

    Cons

    Short term assignments most of time

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Happy to work here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Support Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and the discount cannot be beat! They appreciate creativity and individuality. Really happy with my decision to work here.

    Cons

    The store I work for seems organized and runs pretty efficiently on a daily basis. However, the pay could be a bit higher...but it is definitely not as low as other retail stores.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Enjoyable"

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount, flexible hours, good salary (because minimum wage is $14 here)

    Cons

    Understaffed, always asking to extend your shift

    Advice to Management

    We need enough employees to have staff on the floor to help customers. Customers get frustrated when we can’t leave the registers to help them.


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