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Review averages

  • 56 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    19.642857142857%
    Good (14)
    25%
    Satisfactory (14)
    25%
    Subpar (17)
    30.357142857143%
    2.86
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Michael's Arts and Crafts

Reviews - What employees say

2.86 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Teamwork

As a replenishment team member, the only support there is as a "team" is one to two days a week (during truck process). Expect to work independently with little to no support. Due to "scheduling" and planogram resets, tend to set a the tone for hours, can also set a negative trend for the word "team" when one person is scheduled to complete such tasks for the entire week.

Gender Equality

The male to female ratio is absolutely horrible. At this location there are only three male employees, that's including the Store Manager. There have been moments when basic store needs (i.e. cleaning, lifting a box, climbing a ladder to assist a customer, taking out the trash etc.) may feel subjugated to the male co workers only because of the lack of male team members to assist and/or the lack of initiative to execute such basic needs from female employees.

Overall compensation for your work

With major experience within the retail field you may NOT expect compensation based on such experience.

Environmental Friendliness

Team members are very friendly and nice. Not many managers can be the same.

Challenging Work

Day to day execution is not challenging. Scheduling, lack of staff, and time/hours make "easy" tasks challenging to complete.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not many people of color/diverse backgrounds at this particular location.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Compensate accordingly to those individuals who are and have the experience/ed necessary to provide great results for the business.
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    michaels arts and crafts
  • City
    North Haven
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be more communication between those higher up in the company and employees who work at the store level. Your employees will do a good job if they are happy and their voices are heard.

What I like about the company

I like that they don't focus so much on people's appearances compared to other companies I've worked for. One can still do their job well and be professional with tattoos, piercings, and unnatural hair colors and Michaels understands that. I think they really care about their employees; they offer benefits and services to employees who may lose their homes or have large medical expenses. It's a very fun place to work. The employee discount is great too.

What I dislike about the company

As with a lot of other large companies, the people who are in charge of making decisions on policies, sales, and advertising don't listen to the people under them who have to deal with the consequences of those decisions.
The pay is not enough to live on, which is normal for retail, but still not acceptable. It is crazy to know how much your store makes and how much the company makes, and how little of it goes to employees at the store level.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
  • City
    Onalaska
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 07.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The other employees are great to work with! They are always willing to share their time and knowledge so that you can accomplish your job effectively. The managers on the other hand are not all that great. Of the five managers that I worked with (Some were fired or transferred while I was there.), two were wonderful. One was so rude to me that I quit on the spot. It was as if the power of being manager superseded being nice.

Support from management

No support. Have the time you couldn't find them.

Teamwork

Great teamwork!

Freedom to work independently

Managers micro managed everything.

Internal Communication

The morning managers never let the night managers know what was going on. It was if they were trying to undermine each other.

Overall compensation for your work

For the amount of work required the salary was inadequate, but the discount on merchandise was worthwhile.

Work-Life Balance

A manager would change your schedule and not notify you in advance that your schedule had been changed and then expect you to drop everything and show up to work.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Train the managers better. Teach them how to be kind to the employees.

What I like about the company

I like the other floor employees that I worked with. They were extremely helpful.

What I dislike about the company

The managers.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Michaels Arts and Crafts
  • City
    Orland Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 56 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    19.642857142857%
    Good (14)
    25%
    Satisfactory (14)
    25%
    Subpar (17)
    30.357142857143%
    2.86
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Michael's Arts and Crafts
2.86
56 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.27
152,785 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,732,000 reviews