Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 10 October 2017
I was a chashier for Michaels for over a year and I found it a great job. Same as any other cashiering job it includes a lot of standing and customer service, but it is enjoyable and loved helping customers during their craft shopping experience.
Great work environment if you love creativity and crafts!
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 October 2017
When i first got the position, they never gave me any information! About dress codes, or direct deposit, pay stubs, the whole bit. They just neglect to inform their employee's about anything. Not to mention the management was rude, and inconsiderate to mental health issues when needed to book a day off.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 20 September 2017
The company was pretty decent to work for. the pay wasn't that good. They didn't acknowledge that I was working for the company for over a year when, they would recognize other staff members. The people were friendly. The overall experience wasn't what I though it be.
Replenishment associate (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 19 September 2017
Even though i was there for 3 years at 2 different locations (pickering and kanata) it was incredible. Pickering was a family who respected each other and worked with each other to get the job done within the time frame we were given. The kanata location was toxic and I can't really say anything more.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 September 2017
Customers are the rudest i've ever had to deal with due to management allowing customers to do whatever they wish. Management can't communicate well and are to afraid to get rid of employees that are on the verge of harassing other co- workers.
Custom Framing Specialist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 September 2017
opened the custom framing department, got all stock up to date. loved the people i was around all day. got to work with my hands and be creative! was my.Accurately records information regarding frame size details and matte selection while corresponding information to supplier. Completes customer call backs as soon as issues arise with order complications for difficult or irate customers.While building the clients framing order, maintained neatness on the frame isles of the store, front facing and organizing each frame to its appropriate place. Maintains a clean shop, ensuring all equipment is returned to the appropriate places to maintain a productive environment. Assists other stores in Calgary when they are in need of a Custom Framing specialist, often working more than one location in a day. Able to work independently without supervision while performing tasks essential to building customers framing orders. Gained Employee of the Month status within my first month of Employment at Michaels based on excellent sales status.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 August 2017
Overall, this was an enjoyable place to work until I transferred to another store. The Store Manager was unbelievably manipulative, sneaky, and demeaning. I complained to HR, and I was told to "suck it up" and to "take my feelings out of it". Long Hours. I worked put to 55 - 60 hours a week as the store I was working in was high volume. Lower volume I was working 50 hours per week on average. Do not expect to have a life outside of Michaels between the months of October to December. You are expected to work 6 days a week at Christmas. Salary was good, but you work your butt off for it. Never enough staff on the floor, or enough hours to get daily tasks completed.
I work from 3 am to 9 am mainly on Mondays, I help unload the truck and put away merchandise. I've learned to be efficient at putting stock away while making sure everything is in it's proper place and I'm not taking so much time down one aisle. I'm making sure to move as quickly as I can! I love the managers, they are friendly and understandable. The hardest part about the job is waking up to work at 3 am, however the enjoyable part is actually showing up and working! I love the atmosphere my coworkers have provided.
Certified Instructor/Customer Service Rep / Sales (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 August 2017
Cashier and Customer Service - always greeting and meeting new people, helping customers with any problems or complaints and solving them,leaving the customer happy. I learnt how to hold my tongue,keep smiling and work out any issues. Management changes all the time from store to store,that was difficult due to personalities and the constant changes. The most enjoyable times for me was at cash and teaching
Floor clerk/Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 9 August 2017
unloading transport trucks, putting inventory and products on shelves, organizing stock room and maintaining a clean work area. the management was always friendly, stress levels were very low all the time.