Customer Service (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 January 2018
As any part-time job there are pros and cons. The pros, fun working environment and early hours good for a shift before going to class for the day. Cons, early hours and can be stressful when work needs to be completed in a timely matter.
Réapprovisionnement et Spécialiste du Soutien (Former Employee) – Quebec – 23 January 2018
I enjoyed my five years at Michaels, no it's not perfect and some of its procedures could be better but all in all I can't say I don't miss it. Obviously from store to store it's different. I got lucky and had very nice and open managers. People from different departments (cashier, replenishment) worked as a team and made it enjoyable.
They really cared about break time, you were not allowed to skip. Very close relation between district manager, store management and employees.
Not a lot of hours. If you're looking for stable hours, this is not the place.
Early morning Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 18 January 2018
Working with Michaels wasn’t bad. I liked the fact that I had the rest of the day to myself after work. The managers and employee were helpful and kind. The work itself was pretty simple and easy but I got 4-10 hours a week and that wasn’t enough for me. Also salary is about 11.25-11.50 which isn’t bad. Overall it is a good place to work at if you don’t want that many hours.
Seasonal Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2018
Managers raised my wage after the first three months of me being there without me having to ask. They are also very flexible with their schedule, if I was unable to find child care there was always someone more then happy to take my shift and help me out.
Cashier (Former Employee) – New Minas, NS – 16 January 2018
New Minas, Nova Scotia: Management had some strange ideas about ethics and hiring policies! I was deeply disappointed by the business in my local area. I am reviewing this company so others may be aware of the evident struggles to be fair-minded and treat their staff well.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2018
As an artist working at Michaels was like a dream.
A typical day at work was me arriving at the break room, putting on the uniform, getting a mic and a scanner, and going to where ever I was needed. Most tasks at Michaels were simple things like opening the paint cabinet, and telling people where the product they needed was, and then walking them to it. Something I needed to do a lot of was auditing. Putting misplaced merchandise back to where it was supposed to be, as well as putting out new stock.
I learned how to use a trash compactor, and how to put out product using a scanner, as well as how to effectively coordinate with a team to find products for customers.
Great work environment, always engaging customers, paid breaks
Part Time Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 January 2018
Creative space Opportunities for different creative focuses Management was alright Poor scheduling Poor salaries for hardworking employees Can be very hectic Don't work here unless you can handle lots of glitter
Seasonal Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 7 January 2018
The Michaels Belleville location is a very productive team with amazing employees, especially management. Everyone is so loving and caring and amazing. If you need a ride home all you have to do is ask. Guaranteed you will have 2-3 people offering a ride home instead of letting you walk. Michaels is an amazing place to work and very enjoyable. every day spent there was bettering my skills. Management and other employees gladly help you in a situation no questions asked. It's honestly an amazing place.
Amazing people and enjoyable events to be a part of, Very understanding.
Sometimes they cant work around schooling so you might have to switch a shift with someone.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 4 January 2018
Awesome staff, overall great place to work! I am so glad that this was my first job position. Discount was great, employees were great, customers could sometimes be negative but overall it was a good experience.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 22 December 2017
Michaels was great for me as I am a crafty individual and enjoyed helping customers with their crafting needs. I had previous retail and cashier experience when I was younger, so I didn't learn more but did continue to grow my customer service and communication skills. The hours were not conducive to family living as there could be late nights or fewer hours in a week.
Cashier/stock (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 12 December 2017
great place to work. down side is there is lots to know with minimal training. expected to know where everything is even though you are never allowed to leave the till. smell of the store can get to you depending on the time of year.