Michaels Arts and Crafts Company Review By a Past Employee

Michaels Arts and Crafts
Mayfield, OH
www.michaels.com

Company Grade: F (31%)

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This Past employee has given Michaels Arts and Crafts an Overall grade of: F (31%) based on Michaels Arts and Crafts's business ethics, management, culture, pay, benefits, and training. Please see details below:


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Overall review of Michaels Arts and Crafts by This Past Employee
Date Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Years of Employment: 2000 – 2009
Overall Grade: F (39%)
Comments: michaels is NOT "where creativity happens" as long as management and corporate have anything to say about it!
Business Ethics review of Michaels Arts and Crafts by This Past Employee
Business Ethics Grade: F (34%)
Comments: What didnt happen in that place? Every corporate dicision made stood in the face of common sense, integrity, and professionalism?! In ten years I have left the job site just one time to go home , puke, and come clock back in. I have worked through an eight hour shift with a fever of 103 because "we need you here." Why? To start, Michael's only seeks cheap labor robots, not people who are actually talented in what they do and can satisfy a customer's needs. Yet with an everflowing river of B.S. to stand in your way, I still love being able to build customer relations everytime I see the smile on their face after they see what I've done for them. Unfortunately Michael's cares nothing about such values or recoginizes potential in its staff. So because I cared enough about about my job, my customer's needs, and a strong enough work ethic to suck it up I pushed through the crap and did my job When I went part time I lost 90 hours of sick leave because I wasn't allowed to use it as a framer. A cashier can call out because that just means more work for the other cashiers. However since no one is trained, or in many cases competant enough, to perform the most basic framing operations a framer must be there at all times. We were 50th in the company of over 1000 stores with the only thank you being an email in the trash from the distric manager that read Sorry for all the missed lunches. You beat forcast. Oh but wait if you don't take your lunch you get docked for that too. Confused? I know I am. ... We have been running a continuous 60% percent off sale now for almost 2 months. Which technically sounds like false advertising to me since it says "One week only" and for a sale to be considered a sale it can't last more than a matter of weeks. You would think that maybe we could have tried to come up with a as a plan of action as professionals would, to get all that work done that's comin,g in. Especially since their full time framer and my best friend was to work with an injury that happened at work in the first place which caused him to have a back surgery. Instead, they schedule one framer from 9 to 530 to answer all the nonstop phonecalls take all orders, answer every art project question known to man, and still miracuously find time to join frames, look for frames Artistree either never sent and knowone knows why and knock out all the other production that didn't get done the day before because they had the framer running a register or sweeping the classroom. Not to mention all organization in the shop was stripped away with 5 star. The kicker is if I don't get clocked out by 5:35 I getted docked for that too. . The same as I do if my car breaks down I let them know an hour befor my shift and still come in. After 6 of these infraction 6 months you're fired. And just to add insult to injury if I want to frame something I have to come with a coupon like anyone else. So what happened... I was going into work after an already irritating day. I get to work 20 minutes early wait in my car with the windows down. When it was time for work my window was comletely dead it wouldn't roll up. I have my laptop in my car along with my iPod and clothes and since I was closing and it was going to rain the next day I thought it would be best if i get my window up. So I go clock in went back to my car and tried pulling my window up. That didnt work. So I go back in and tell my department manager I need to just leave for the day. I wanted to take my car somewhere to fix my window before five and a mental health day. He was pissed but said can you at least let me take my lunch. I said sure, cleaned up the counter, and sleaved all his orders while he was gone. He said do what you need to do. So I told him I would take the infraction, and leave. Well when I get to my car I get a flat tire in the parking lot. As you can imagine I'm pretty irate at this point. I went back up to the bench to take a breather and Cynthia saw me and told me I would probably be fired for leaving if I didn't clock back in and use that time as my lunch. Well that just pissed me off even more about the fact that there is no humanity in that place. So I go back in said if they need me to clock back in to keep me from losing my job so be it. Now granted it took longer than a lunch break to calm down out there. In the end my store manager did'nt want me to just use that time as I was sick that day and to clock out and go home. She wanted to make it perfectly clear if you're not a robot you don't belong in the frame shop. And I was offered numerous manager positions but for $1 more an hour! plus long drive!
Business Ethics Questions & Answers by This Past Employee
1. Was Michaels Arts and Crafts ethical?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No Way!
  • No Way!
2. Were you proud of the goods or services provided by Michaels Arts and Crafts?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is Maybe
  • No Way!
3. Would you recommend a friend work for Michaels Arts and Crafts?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No Way!
  • No Way!
Management and Culture review of Michaels Arts and Crafts by This Past Employee
Management and Culture Grade: D (43%)
Comments: The employees were great, but management and corporate get worse everyday
Management and Culture Questions & Answers by This Past Employee
1. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts’s management make intelligent business decisions?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No Way!
  • No Way!
2. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts’s management have a good long-term strategy to keep the company profitable?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No Way!
  • No Way!
3. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts’s management have an open-door policy?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is Maybe
  • No Way!
4. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts’s management care about employees?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
5. Were you given freedom to perform your job at Michaels Arts and Crafts without constant supervision?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is Maybe
  • No Way!
6. Were there ample opportunities for career growth?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
7. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts promote from within?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
8. Was your job at Michaels Arts and Crafts challenging and rewarding?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is Maybe
  • No Way!
9. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts have a fun atmosphere/work environment?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
Compensation, Benefits, and Training review of Michaels Arts and Crafts by This Past Employee
Compensation, Benefits, and Training Grade: F (34%)
Comments: I was better than michaels. we had to do with out important supplies to meet budget. I had to constantly make up for everything michaels was lacking in quality and service.
Compensation, Benefits, and Training Questions & Answers by This Past Employee
1. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts provide good compensation?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
2. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts provide good benefits?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No Way!
  • No Way!
3. Did Michaels Arts and Crafts provide training to maintain and improve your Job Skills?
  • Oh Yeah!
  • Their answer is No.
  • No Way!
Past Employee's Complete Review of Michaels Arts and Crafts's Business Ethics, Management, Culture, Compensation, Benefits, and Training.

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