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Fast paced retail job

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Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate  in  Riverhead, NY (US)
Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Riverhead, NY (US)

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

Pros

Pay was higher than minimum wage- started out at $9.25, after two years I was at $9.48
Awesome merchandise
Great coworkers

Cons

Not enough workers there- sometimes only 3 people for entire store
Only given 30 min break for working 8 sometimes 9 hours
breaks are only given for 6 hr shifts- always scheduled 5 1/2 hrs....
Hectic- long line, one cashier

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate is corrupt and expect too much without sufficient pay
No respect for employees that have been there for 5+ years
Often accused of stealing- cameras installed only to observe hard working employees

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great Part-Time Job

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate  in  Albany, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Albany, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    My manager was a major reason I enjoyed working at Michael's. he was interesting and funny and made work enjoyable.

    Cons

    It is basically minimum wage. As a member of the replenishment team, we do a lot of work. Some of it is very physical as we are required to build fixtures and continuously bend and walk around the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking our hours away just because sales goals were not reached! If people do not come into the store on a certain day, sales are obviously not going to be met. As employees, we cannot help this event and should not suffer because of it. We can only push sales to those actually in the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Never get a job here

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

    I have been working at Michaels Stores as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You can build retail, marketing, and corporate experiences.

    Cons

    - High politics between co-workers, managers, departments
    - Combined 3 people jobs into 1 position= working through lunch hour, staying late, over time hours on the weekend, no time to take compensation hours or vacation
    - At least 3 meetings on one day
    - Gossip between women. (90% of this company is women)
    - Managers who does not have power or knowledge of about the job move up to higher positions
    - Miscommunications, no communication between vendors, different departments and corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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