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Michaels Companies Inc.

Sales Associate

June - August 2020 • Hagerstown, MD

What I liked

It was a nice summer job and I really enjoyed learning new things to get the job done

What I wish was different

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Instructor

April 2017 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

I like the laid back atmosphere and flexibility of teaching at Michaels. I also love crafting so I'm getting paid to do what I love every day!

What I wish was different

The summer camp lesson plans were split up by age group so I had to teach two classes in one which can be difficult to coordinate. Also there was a lack of organization with student registration so every class was confusing as to who had actually signed up and what my class size was.

Advice

Stay organized and plan ahead whenever possible!
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Retail associate

September 2017 • Troy, MI

What I liked

The hours, the management, the growth opportunities

What I wish was different

Advice

Always keep an open mind
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Check Out Cashier

June - August 2018 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

Flexibility, co-workers

What I wish was different

Advice

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replenishment associate

May 2018 • Riverton, UT

What I liked

it was super fun, and the team was amazing!

What I wish was different

I wish I couldve continued working longer shifts

Advice

it doesnt hurt to ask
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sales associate

June - September 2018 • Goleta, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed working amongst other college students and having a flexible schedule. There was also room for promotions within a short span of time (<6 months)

What I wish was different

I wish the management was more genuine towards its employees. The turnover rate was fast so they often did not take the time to get to know us.

Advice

If you enjoy helping people do crafts and hobbies you can turn this into a fun position using passion and creativity.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Flushing, NY

What I liked

Interactions with customers, great coworkers and management

What I wish was different

More hours and better wages

Advice

Its a great beginner's job dealing with people and marketing. Don't be afraid to speak out.
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Cashier

June - August 2016 • Long Island City, NY

What I liked

The atmosphere of my store was very calm, of course there were times when the job was stressful but never to the point that I couldn't handle it.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to learn the store, I was trained as a cashier but was also asked to work around the store cleaning and assisting customers. It was difficult to answer questions that I didn't know the answer to.

Advice

Spend time learning about the store before you apply, or after the application. If you are hired it'll help make the transition as an employee much smoother.
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Cashier/Sales Associate

November 2014 • Hagerstown, MD

What I liked

All of your co-workers are awesome and inspire you to do well both as a person and a contributor to society.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Great customer service skills can make you very successful in being able to communicate with others as well as increase your confidence to take on duties on your own.
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Sales associate

May - August 2018 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

The hours were pretty accommodating to the volunteer work that I also did

What I wish was different

I wish the scheduling would have been more consistent and less variable throughout the week.

Advice

Make friends at work. They are the people you will see the most often, so it only makes sense to make friends and not enemies.
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Customer Experience Manager

November 2015 • Logan, UT

What I liked

I enjoyed working with customers and running events.

What I wish was different

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Cashier

June - August 2018 • Dulles, VA

What I liked

Being able to work in an environment I enjoyed

What I wish was different

More training when I first started

Advice

Be prepared to be doing lots of tasks at once
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Truck unloading team and restock

May - August 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

I loved working for Michaels! My managers and co-workers are absolutely wonderful to work with. Michaels has great benefits and is always allowing you to try new things. They were very flexible with my schedule. It’s a great company.

What I wish was different

That I could transfer to a michaels near my school! Going to school in a very small town has few options for work.

Advice

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Cashier

June 2017 • Erie, PA

What I liked

The people are great and it’s such a fun place to work

What I wish was different

Holiday season is very busy

Advice

Enjoy working!
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Sales Associate

May - August 2019 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

I loved helping people find the supplies they were looking for

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve stayed longer

Advice

Don’t be afraid to try something new
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Michael's Team Member

May - August 2019 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

Friends made through cashier role. Lovely staff that was kind and considerate and easy to work with.

What I wish was different

We hardly get any hours (4 hour shifts max of 4 days a week).

Advice

This is great if you need an easy introduction to retail work. Other than that, it does not pay well. It is great if you need a job fast and you need something seasonal.
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Custom framer

June 2019 • Gaithersburg, MD

What I liked

Love the people, hours, and environment. Honestly an great place to work and as an art student it was nice to have a job that required creativity.

What I wish was different

Advice

There is a learning curve to any new job so be patient with yourself and keep working at it until it is easy!
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Cashier

July 2018 - August 2019 • Plover, WI

What I liked

I liked my coworkers, talking with customers, and organizing and stocking the store.

What I wish was different

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Cashier

October 2018 • El Paso, TX

What I liked

The flexibility of hours

What I wish was different

Scheduling could have been better. The GM doesn't pay attention to schedule availability so it caused a bit of a problem.

Advice

It's work experience. You encounter a variety of people so you see the spectrum of how coworkers and supervisors can be.
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Sales Associate

May - August 2020 • Westlake, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed the people that I worked with the most and the atmosphere that was given off.

What I wish was different

Nothing in particular other than the early morning hours (like 5am) to early afternoon (like 2pm).

Advice

Customer Service is very difficult at times but certainly gets better.
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