Everyday is different. Monday I downstock products to their homes. Tuesday I help unload a truck and work my dept. inventory to its right location. I also set planograms and do labelling if missing. Our team is very organized and great to work with.
intresting and most of the time a fun environment to work in
Cashier (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – February 25, 2015
as a cashier I have many duties such as handling cash, Customer Service product knowledge, computer system techniques . Etc. Management most of the time are flexible and able to cooperate with my schedule They can be difficult to work with most of the time and lack communication between employees and management they just have to be approached a certain way. co workers are amazing to work with, very Friendly and easy going. The hardest part of the job is knowing product and what each is used for. I am a quick learner so I catch on pretty quickly though. Most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction with customer's.
At Michaels Arts and Crafts you deal with angry and grumpy customers on a daily basis. Michaels has very strict rules and policies that complicate everyday work. You will learn that if you are not friends with management you will be not favoured and constantly be told you have done something wrong. However, aside from management, co-workers are friendly and helpful. Having a job on the floor you are expected to keep work environment clean and tend to customers needs.
A super fun place to work, but you never know if you're going anywhere.
Framer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – June 3, 2014
I loved working for Michaels. 90% of the employees are fantastic people who love what they do, and really enjoy helping people. The other 10% make you not want to come to work. The management always appear to be very busy, so it is difficult to address problems or concerns with them. Sometimes when you do a really good job, someone will actually notice, and let you know. The hardest part of my job was not saying anything rude to certain people who thought they could do my job better than me. I was written up 3 times for things I didn't do, so the higher management needs to take a better look at their lower management.
lunchrooms, laid back junior management, no pressure.
terrible holiday hours. too easy to get written up.
MANAGER IN TRAINING (Former Employee) – London, ON – April 30, 2014
-different tasks for every day of the week -trained to do custom framing which I found extremely enjoyable -train and educate team members on diverse skills and applications -relaxed place to work -everyone usually kept to themselves because of the abundant workload
Framing manager (Former Employee) – calgary – September 17, 2013
helping customers pick frames and matts for thier art I learned a lot about framing how to frame. stretching canvace Management wasn't in the framing shop much co-worker for the most part were fun to work with making sure the fames and matts were measured to the right size was both the hardest and the most enjoyable part of the job. Seeing the finished product
helping with the choices of the frames etc. and seeing all kinds of different art
customer experience (Former Employee) – prince george, bc – April 7, 2013
Michaels was the absolute worst working experience of my life. The management was horrendous, treating its employees like slaves and actually breaking several labor laws. Employees are expected to do everything for minimum pay and are treated as criminals, forced to wait to leave work despite being off the clock while the managers searched their bags/purses. Hours were poor and the upper management would cut everyone else's hours to maintain their steady pay. Awful policies were in place and you would be punished for not talking to customers even if you had already spoke with them; it only mattered if you did it in front of the manager. There was no incentives and many would freeload off the work of the few like myself who actually tried. Any promotion prospects they tell you about are basically lies. However some of the employees were Ok.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – January 21, 2013
Working at Michael's was an over all enjoyable learning experience. A typical day at work would include working the floor and ensuring each customer found the exact product they were looking for and got the assistance they needed. It also included working the cash register and recovery of merchandise (returning products to their rightful place.) The managers were over all pretty helpful although I did have to learn nearly everything on my own. My co-workers were extremely respectful and helpful towards me and were much appreciated. I would say the "hardest" part of the job would be standing out your feet for long periods of times or trying to find a product that is very scarce. The most enjoyable part would be the atmosphere and the people; coming to a place you enjoy being at and doing work that you are confident in.
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – June 16, 2012
A typical day at work would involve morning meetings to hear our previous days achiements and our daily goals. Michaels was always a continous learning store with multiple crafts and all the different techniques customers used for their crafts. The management, as well as, the staff were all great to work with all the time. This job in general was a rewarding and fun experience. The hardest part of the job would have to be when you couldn't give a discount to schools or organizations in need.