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Not a very pleasant experience.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brighton, MI (US)
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MI (US)

I worked at Michaels Stores part-time for less than a year

Pros

The employee discount was nice, but did not make up for the various shortcomings of the job. Not much more to say.

Cons

Unpleasant management staff that were rude to employees. Not very much training offered.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try being more polite to workers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good entry level experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Opportunities to "try something new" in a career path

    Cons

    Work/life balance (Depending where you land)
    Little interaction among departments
    Management needs development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more keen on actual management experience when moving people into those positions
    HR should do more to follow up with new hires to ensure they are transitioning well into the company
    Follow through of employee development plans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Heavy workload, low pay, no other options and not happy :(

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    Current Employee - Senior Framer
    Current Employee - Senior Framer

    I have been working at Michaels Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Most of my co-workers are awesome to work with! However they seem to be a dime a dozen to managers and come and go quickly.
    -Was a part timer on the floor, got moved into full time framing
    -I love being able to work with customers and artwork
    -This is a good job for people who want a first job experience and don't need to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    -Overloaded and stressful job environment.
    -Standard hours for part timers are sometimes 20, but mostly 15 or lower.
    -Threats and hard to achieve goals are made based on a very flawed system.
    -There is almost always too much work and not enough people to do it. Have had go after hours (not overtime paid) just to keep from falling behind and getting reprimanded/written up.
    -Have had customers ask when we're going out of business...
    -My particular managers are decent but not the best. Some are rude to customers, others try but are already overworked and are very often stressed out.
    -The pay is near dirt compared to what employees have to deal with on a store and customer level daily. Customer service is sadly often put on the back burner just to get a job done.
    -I still give this job everything I have, but as soon as there is another full time job with better pay and better work environment I will be putting in my two weeks.
    -I have told people who ask me to help them get a job at Michael's that I won't help because they're not going to like it. Have also warned several curious job seekers that if they're looking for a job to start into even a small career or make a living to steer clear of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are more than numbers and customer service is more valuable than making a sale. A handfull of good, well equipped, well trained and prepared employees is far better than two dozen waisting hours and time and not knowing what they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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