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This was a great first job, but I feel for those that make it a career.

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Former Employee - Front End Supervisor  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN (US)

I worked at Michaels Stores part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Provides a very creative environment with people who have an affinity for such.

Cons

Those that work year round often don't get enough hours and are required to hold multiple jobs. The benefits offered to those who do work enough hours to qualify are measly despite having over 1B in sales annually.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Lean machine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michaels Stores

    Pros

    Michaels was a good place to work. Lots of fun and creative people in all areas. I loved working with the people there the most. Everyone was supportive and worked hard. This was also a fast paced ever changing environment which I thrived on.

    Cons

    Because every department operated so lean, it created an enormous workload. Work/life balance was difficult. Also, the company outsourced a number of job functions to India and that made for a difficult transition. Unfortunately, people lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right answer to improve profitability is not always to follow what other corporations are doing. Michaels is a place of creative thinkers. Be creative and come up with alternate plans to save and improve profitability and bring the jobs back to the US.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great part-time opportunity while pursuing college degree in art-related field

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Michaels Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible around class schedule, decent number of hours, fun environment, lots to learn about crafting/art supplies from coworkers and customers, rewarding experience overall

    Cons

    schedule occasionally changes with little to no notice, store rules vary and change from year to year (including signage standards), holidays can be very busy and extremely demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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