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Custom Framer

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Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Commerce, MI (US)
Former Employee - Certified Custom Framer in Commerce, MI (US)

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

Pros

Good environment, great people, good training and learning curve. You have the opportunity to grow close with the other employees. Lots of potential for advancement.

Cons

Minimum wage, poor hours, inexperienced management. Most of the cons are typical of any retail job regardless of the industry.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Hands down my favorite job

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Michaels promotes individual expression. They're ok with visible tattoos and piercings as well as unnatural colors in your hair. I really liked that I could be myself and I was still a manager. I even gauged my ears out while working there. I also worked with a very close group of people. Going to work was a blast, all my friends were there. They offer a nice employee discount which is awesome if you're an artist. I also had a great benefits package including a 401(k).

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive at all. They pay most part time employees minimum wage and as a manager I didn't even make $10 an hour. There is a ton of paperwork to keep up with and things can get disorganized very quickly. It's also hard to get in touch with the HR department if you need to report something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First off, if a store manager is doing a great job with their store: Leave them alone!!! Don't transfer them all over the place. Secondly, if you do have to replace a store manager: Take some time interviewing potential candidates and actually put some thought into it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoy working here, yet hours could be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As a crafty person who mainly does jewelry and art, Michael's is a cool place for me to work. I feel that by being crafty myself, I am able to help customers more efficiently. I also cashier alongside of occasional sales floor, and it is enjoyable to me to talk to customers about projects they're working on. I have met some fabulous people. I also get along great with my coworkers.

    Cons

    This is a fairly slow time of the year, which means hours are not superb. I wish they were better but there's not much you can do about that. My hours are decent now (about 20 per week as a cashier), but they could be better. Also, sometimes I feel like the store is understaffed and it is VERY frustrating when you're the only cashier and have a long line with nobody to help on backup. YOU are the one who has to take the blow of angry customers, when it's not your fault and you don't have the power to do anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps have more cashiers working during the day when you know sales will be high or at LEAST a reliable backup person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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