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Michaels Stores Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Needs improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a job that paid slightly higher than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Store Manager knew less than assistant manager, changing work hours, understaffed, no raises, no open door policy as they claim, too much work for time scheduled, staff not properly trained, no employee discipline, hours constantly being cut.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers and employees better.


  2. "Early Morning Replenishment Associate"

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

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    The coworkers made the job fun and you get a discount.

    Cons

    There's poor management and very little to no training and being scheduled to work a full week and then be told you'll only be working one day that week.

    Advice to Management

    Give better training.


  3. "replenishment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is no pros to the job.

    Cons

    They want you to move faster then you should.

    Advice to Management

    Get out now


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was easy, fun and good management

    Cons

    Early hours, hours based on how well the store is doing

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many people when hours are llw


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not terrible for retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers were some of the coolest people and most of my managers have been lovely. Hours are super flexible. Product discount is pretty good.

    Cons

    Custom framers are handling expensive, sometimes irreplaceable art pieces and doing so much more than the average employee for not much more than the average wage. Way too high stress for such poor money. Don't expect to be trained hands-on, either. You get a computer program, a little time to watch, and then you're basically thrown into it bc the store just doesn't get enough hours to train.


  8. "Certified Framer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Framer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Certified Framer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun work environment.

    Cons

    After the economy crash management has become very aggressive in reaching sale quotas in specialty departments (such as the frame shop).

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on quality than quantity will keep happy customers and employees.


  9. "Employee Discount, which is where you will spend your small paycheck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the employee discount, and that they were very flexible with their hours

    Cons

    Dealing with the customers, low pay, and the fact that your schedule changed all the time


  10. "Best part is the discount"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours, 30% discount off of sale and regular priced merchangidse

    Cons

    Long hours, Understaffed, Under paid

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to better time manage, pay your employees a decent salary, quit changing the policies every other week, train your basic employees better and make your management staff understand that they need to delegate.


  11. "Hmmmm."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    The associates were great to work with

    Cons

    a lot of BS within the store-supposed to be part time, ended up doing full time work without the benefits

    Advice to Management

    train your associates the right way



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