Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 May 2018
Work here if you want no hours and terrible training and management. I gave work and life balance five stars because you'll have plenty of time for life - as I said, no hours. Management is hopeless, I knew more as a cashier than most managers did.
no hours, low pay, no benefits, no chance for promotion or growth in the company
Retail, Cashier, Customer Service 4 years (Current Employee) – Port Coquitlam, BC – 2 April 2018
A typical work day consisted of positive attitude for customers and their overall experience. I have learned how to listen and problem solve for customers and have made good friends with the customers. Management overall is fair to all employees. The workplace community of workers continually work together as a group and support one another at all times. I do not find any part of the job hard at all with quite the opposite to say that I enjoy the job because of the creative customers we received each day is exciting. All customers are creative with individual needs and requirements whether it be for themselves, family, teachers and students school products which are all individually important. Each day is surprisingly different and flexible in cashiering, customer service, replenishing and stocking is a skill in itself.
Hours are good
Occasionally no break but short hours between seasonal busy times
Cashier (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 April 2018
Sadly working at Michaels isn't all that it's cracked up to be. The managers are hard to deal with and play favourites constantly. They only care about getting out before the actual time of their shift ending and the ones who work till close don't want to be there. They have no sympathy for employees dealing with mental illness. The only thing good about that place is the 30% discount for employees.
Custom Framer and Sales (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 21 March 2018
A typical day at work would be generally stressful since the company never has enough staff scheduled, even on holidays and special discount days. The attitude of the management towards employee concerns would be "if other stores can do it, you can too".
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – South Keys, ON – 4 March 2018
Managers stand around not helping any of the other floor associates. Expect the floor staff to answer every call, backup call and clean full store on our own. Instead the managers stand around at the front talking to each other almost their full shift and have an issue if anyone else talks to each other. Email collection issues always since customers have other ways to get coupons and don't want to give their email. Most customers are regulars so email collection doesn't even count and you get in trouble if its not 25% which is ridiculous since its out of your control if no one wants to give you emails. Instead you're stuck bribing customers and faking emails just to make them happy.
Fun workplace, that awoke my creativity and inspired me to do more, hobby wise.
Seasonal Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 March 2018
The hardest part of this job, was that sometimes I would be called to come in for a shift, with a moment's notice, when management was aware that I don't have a car and live a mile and a half away from the store.