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typical routine job
Customer Experience Associate (Former Employee), Towson, MDSeptember 25, 2014
Nothing much to say just a laid-back kind of work environment
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Great part-time job
Jewelry teacher/ instructor. (Current Employee), Lewis Center, OHSeptember 24, 2014
They always were good about working around my school schedule and giving me days off when I needed them. Best retail place I have ever worked at. The customers really make me like my job.
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it was ok
Nail Technician (Former Employee), Centerville, OHSeptember 23, 2014
the manager and boss are very rude people. but the other people i worked with i loved and i loved being able to help people and help them relax after a long stressful day.
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fast and fun work environment
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Trussville, ALSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: great people, good benefits
Cons: stock room and break room were both very warm
I never regretted going to work. I absolutely loved it! From the customers, to the associates, managers and store manager to the district manager, they all were like family. I have found so many ways to figure things out and how to solve any problem that arose, so there wasn't anything negative or hard about my job.
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Sales Associate (Former Employee), West Covina, CASeptember 20, 2014
I was a seasonal worker for Michaels. I love the store and was very excited to have worked for them. The store during the holidays is very packed and crowded. I did enjoy the busy atmosphere. The hardest part of the job was the ads. I was not told anything about the ads and how they worked into the sales. Yes it is common sense, but I was expected to – more... have just figured it out myself instead of teaching me the proper way to understand and use the ads. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing how creative people can be. – less
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Honey Baked Ham Company was exciting at the holidays.
Customer Service-Front End (Current Employee), Boca Raton, FLSeptember 8, 2014
I enjoyed my tenure with Honey Baked Ham. I learned many things about managing people fro my District Supervisor.
I loved the time I was at Honey Baked Ham.
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I love it
Cashier (Former Employee), Phoenix,AZSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: awesome store associate discount
Cons: poor hours
Let me first start off by saying my hours were awful! And that is one of the reasons why I had to leave. However, this job was fun and I enjoyed it over all, especially for it being my first job ever. The store always smells awesome however after being there for so long, I grew blind to it.
It is clear no matter where you work you are going to run into – more... problem customers and the customers I had to deal with were always upset over coupons. Working here, I learned that people will cause scenes, whine and argue to get there way. It was extremely irritating but over all I enjoyed the job. Cashiering was so fun! And the environment and my co-workers also made the job fun too. As employees we all had walkie-talkies, and that was another fun part of the job. – less
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A productive workplace
Cashier (Current Employee), Manhattan, NYAugust 28, 2014
The people are nice and fun to work with. Its a great environment to work in.
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Quotas!
Stockperson (Former Employee), Avon, CTAugust 27, 2014
Pros: early hours
Cons: pay, cut down on hours.
This was okay for a part time job while going to school.
If the sales quota wasn't made from the day before they would call you and tell you not to come in for work so they could save money.
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Chaotic
Replenishment/Cashier/Floor SAles (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLAugust 20, 2014
Rode my bike to work at 2am to make it there by 3am to unload truck. rain or shine (replenishment position)
Trained myself for Floor Sales and Cashier assistance.
Managers were unorganized, too personal, not professional.
Co-Workers were always calling out, not being a team, lazy when at work.
Hardest part was surviving on 1 day of work a week. When – more... I was the hardest working employee while juggling college and supporting some family which was starting to hit my savings account.

I Enjoyed every single compliment I got from my managers and Customers and that's what kept my drive going because it defiantly was not the money. – less
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Good part-time job while it lasted
Sales Floor Associate (Former Employee), Costa Mesa, CAAugust 18, 2014
Pros: light & enjoyable atmosphere, friendly patrons and coworkers
Cons: inconsistent management, no formal job training
Customer service was a priority at Michaels, and I have been told both by customers and managers that I was good at it, being very friendly, energetic, and helpful with customers. Besides assisting customers, most of my duties consisted of organizing shelves in a neat and presentable manner, or otherwise taking inventory of the products. Co-workers – more... were very friendly and helpful in assisting me to get established as well, however, management was rather inconsistent. Not long after I was hired, a new manager took over, and I was never given the formal training to become a permanent employee, and was eventually let go because of it, unfortunately. The toughest part of the job was probably the tedium of the closing hours, when the duties were confined to the somewhat dull tasks of inventory and organization. However, during the daytime when customers frequented, assisting patrons with their various arts and crafts projects was enjoyable. – less
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okay job for student
Sales Floor Associate (Current Employee), Fresno, CAAugust 13, 2014
typical day at work would be just giving good customer service, helping out the cashiers when the line gets long. Returning unpurchased items to proper locations. Management can be rough sometimes, on occasion treat workers rudely. Theres nothing too hard about the job. Most enjoyable part of the job is working with others who make the work "fun" or – more... enjoyable. – less
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Fun place to work
Waiter (Former Employee), Ravenna, KYAugust 10, 2014
Waited tables and cleaned up afterwards. But the boss was a jerk
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It was okay
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Kissimmee, FLAugust 9, 2014
Everything was fine until I moved and then i was treated poorly for not being able to be on call 24/7 and my commute was too long. No one worked with me on being able to transfer
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learned alot
Manager (Former Employee), Orlando FloridaAugust 6, 2014
Pros: learned hoe to deal with the pulnic
Cons: durnk people and dealing with them
It was great experience, and I had the opportunity to get my own establishment.
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Productive, hard working, and well going job.
Cashier (Former Employee), Royal Palm Beach, FLAugust 5, 2014
My typical day at work was when my manager told me that I'm doing great the reason why for the complement is that I just started working for them and they never seen anyone remembering the the items in the store so quickly.What I learn is to have fast past when working and to do multiple things at the same time.
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Fast-Paced, Friendly Atmosphere
Freight Team Associate (Former Employee), Keller, TXJuly 30, 2014
Pros: friendly atmosphere, helpful associates
Cons: often unreasonable time constraints, infrequent breaks or lunches
The job was pretty straight-forward and easy to handle. Learning to read the labels and identify aisle numbers and locations proved relatively simple, though training and explanation of this was limited. For the most part I had little to no interaction with the store manager/ assistant manager, relying almost completely on the Freight Team Lead. My – more... co-workers were friendly and helpful, easy to get along with, and assisted with any training that was not provided. The hardest part of this job was the speed required by management, with almost no regard for the actual amount of time required to work the truck, resulting in many shifts that were scheduled to end at 10:30am, running until 1:30 or 2 pm. The most enjoyable part of the job was how quickly my fellow associates and myself would step in to help other associates complete their tasks. – less
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fun and easy place to work
Support Specialist (Current Employee), Shiloh, ILJuly 30, 2014
Pros: you get an employee discount
Cons: no full time positions
I go in and count the drawers from the night before make sure every drawers starts out at the minimum in order to start the day. Then i count the deposit. After that is done then i look and see if their are any new price changes while im doing that usually ups or fedex show up recieve them in and then go to the bank with deposit and if need be change – more... order. The store is intimidating its hard to believe all the different odds and ends of things you can find. So getting to know the store is a need to know to insure that you can find whatever the customer is looking for. Most enjoyable is you are always doing something different like helping in floral, or helping out in framing, even hosting a kids birthday party. – less
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Great team and work ethic
Replenishment Crew (Current Employee), Joplin, MOJuly 27, 2014
The work i performed at Michaels was probably one of the harder jobs at the store. I worked replenishment and we set plan-o-grams and drive aisles, we made the store look good and clean. The team i work with is great we are hard workers and know how to have fun while we work. The hardest part yet the easiest part of the job is that it was early morning – more... hours before the store opened. – less
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fun place to work at
Cashier (Former Employee), Downey, CAJuly 26, 2014
Pros: awsome discounts
Cons: n/a
awesome place to work at great management .. a lot of interaction with customers, great team work and coworkers.

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About Michaels

Michaels Stores is crafty. The nation's #1 arts and crafts retailer owns and operates¬†about 1,075 Michaels Stores across the US – Read more