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Former Employee - Cashier/Sales in West Springfield, MA (US)
Former Employee - Cashier/Sales in West Springfield, MA (US)

I worked at Michaels Stores part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Decent employee discount. Flexible schedule.

Cons

Low pay. Standing all day and walking around picking up merchandise off the floor.
Shelves and displays are over-packed and store is always a mess!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees with more respect and give new employees a store map to help customers find things. Also, make sure that sale items ring up at register correctly.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going nowhere fast; worst place I have ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job for a people person. Flexible hours. I like most of my fellow employees, currently even including most of the management.

    Cons

    Run on a skeleton crew so you can't give good customer service. Some shifts as short as 3 hours. Very poor pay and stingy raises. They have steadily and drastically cut hours in the 2 years I have been here; we are working our asses off all the time! Not that I mind working hard, but we are not adequately compensated. They did away with the Front End Supervisor, so cashiers perform many of the same functions with no additional pay. Constant pressure to collect emails of customers. Also some of their merchandise is crap and you kind of feel bad ripping people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a little of the wealth and pay your employees a living wage! BTW I am actively looking for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast, well-done, or cheap: pick two

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Michaels Stores part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly co-workers and management, pretty good hours (when you can get them), policies that make sense.

    Cons

    There aren't enough people scheduled to do all the work required of us, and there aren't enough hours to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire more people than you need, and schedule more people. A skeleton crew isn't good for the customers or for us.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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