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Michaels is an art and craft retail chain of companies. It has more than 1,000 retail stores. It was established in 1973 and has its headquarters in Irving, Texas. Its vision is to lead in innovation and growth and inspire its customers to be creative. Its values are putting people first, teamwork, doing the right thing, improvement, accountability, passion, and fun. Its goal is to support its customers and to make every customer experience special. The company has more than 50,000 team members working with it to achieve its goal. It offers its services to artists and designers. Some of its products include art supplies, decor, frames, teacher supplies, baking supplies, beads, and jewelry. Available openings include sales team member, customer experience manager, framing manager, part-time framer, store manager, merchandiser manager, operations manager, and more. Employee benefits include medical insurance, dental plan, vision plan, 401k retirement savings plan, and more.

Company - Public
$2B to $5B
Large
Multiple locations
Clothing Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, General Merchandise Retailers, Motor Vehicle Retailers, Niche Retailers, Warehousing and Storage Companies, Niche Wholesalers
2006
Chuck Rubin
What departments Michaels Stores employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation67.9%
Sales / Retail32.1%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Michaels Stores employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Michaels Stores: Newcomers: 26%, Experiencers: 15%, Experts: 15%, Veterans: 44%. Michaels Stores employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Michaels Stores employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Michaels Stores: Fossil, JCPenney, Menard. Typical Michaels Stores employees have worked at Fossil.
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JCPenney
Menard
What industries did Michaels Stores employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Michaels Stores: Niche Retailers, Clothing Retailers, General Merchandise Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Limited-Service Restaurants. Michaels Stores employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
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Where did Michaels Stores employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Michaels Stores: Small: 23%, Medium: 7%, Large: 70%. Most Michaels Stores employees have previously worked at large companies.
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11 months ago
Massage Envy therapist
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Educational background

What did employees at Michaels Stores study?
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Where did employees at Michaels Stores study?
Fashion Institute of Technology
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Michaels Stores?
Time employed at Michaels Stores: <1: 7%, 1-3: 30%, 4-8: 45%, 9-13: 9%, 14-20: 8%, 20+: 1%. Most Michaels Stores employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Michaels Stores rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Michaels Stores: 36.4% Male and 63.6% Female. Age ratio at Michaels Stores: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 36%, 31-40: 28%, 41-50: 18%, 51-60: 12%, 60+: 6%. Michaels Stores rates - 19.6% more female than the industry average. Most Michaels Stores employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Michaels Stores rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Michaels Stores: very low. Michaels Stores ranks very low for career advancement which is below the industry average.
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What companies do Michaels Stores employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Michaels Stores: Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, American Eagle Outfitters, Hobby Lobby, Lowe's, Michael's Inc. People who work at Michaels Stores most typically go on to work for the Aaron Brothers Art and Framing.
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American Eagle Outfitters
Hobby Lobby
Lowe's
Michael's Inc

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Michaels Stores Reviews and Ratings

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Sr. Custom Framer
Glen Allen, VA - November 30, 2021
Retail at it's worst
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Although Michaels should be a fun place to work, Regional/District Managers and Corporate Management make it a horrible place to work. They like to demean you in front of co-workers and customers. You are asked to do more than what your job description states. You often get pressured to sell ridiculous promotions that are not well thought out. You get paid way below any other retail store, they offer no benefits. They totally understaff shifts on purpose. You are set up to fail.

Pros and Cons
Absolutely none
everything
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Dallas, TX - May 5, 2021
Fun culture and atmosphere, but very difficult working conditions.
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Michael's was a good temporary/part time job that kept me busy for a while, but I would not suggest to a friend or family member to get a job there. Very grueling work and overbearing management team.

Pros and Cons
Fun co-workers and clientele.
Not enough long term opportunities or incentive.
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When was Michaels Stores established?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
2006.
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What industry does Michaels Stores fall under?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Falls under Retail
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What’s the stock symbol of Michaels Stores?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
MIK.
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Where’s Michaels Stores’s HQ located?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The HQ is at Irving, TX.
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gender breakdown at Michaels Stores?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
gender ratio is 63.6% female, 36.4% male.
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What’s Michaels Stores’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$2b to $5b
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Who is the CEO of Michaels Stores?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Chuck Rubin.
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What’s the average length of tenure at Michaels Stores?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
around 4-8 year(s) in my experience
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what kind of companies did Michaels Stores employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Michaels Stores.
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How often do employees get promoted at Michaels Stores ?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are very low
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Michaels Stores?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, American Eagle Outfitters, Hobby Lobby, Lowe's, Michael's Inc, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, The Michaels Companies, Inc., UPS.
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Who are the top previous employers of Michaels Stores employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Fossil, JCPenney, Menard, Pier 1, Stage Left, Target, The Home Depot, The Michaels Companies, Inc..
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How old are Michaels Stores’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
around 21-30.
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What kind of degree do you need to work at Michaels Stores?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
typically one of the followings No higher education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
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My interview was a bit hard. Or maybe I wasn't prepared but the questions were not so difficult after all. They were just testing my knowledge 🧐
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9 months ago
They asked about my previous experience, skills and also my schedule:)
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9 months ago
The interview process here is quick. No waste of useful time🤪
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Are there any bonus perks available?
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9 months ago
we get one every year 🙂
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9 months ago
sure are many 😃
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The company takes full responsibilty of devices you need to continue working 🙂
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7 months ago
Sounds crazy don’t it?
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7 months ago
gotta love them for this surely
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A not so bad place for part timers I must say.
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8 months ago
I mean the work isnt that demanding and they reward you enough still,yeah it'll be a fine place surely IMO
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8 months ago
Yes
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Nothing beats the training sessions this place offers
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8 months ago
They have the training perk for everyone?
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8 months ago
Yes for every sinlgle one
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Can you recall a question from your interview?
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9 months ago
I was asked about the college I went to😪
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9 months ago
Can you give us 2 solid reasons why should you :")
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The interviews don’t be that unpredictable, you can pass them with some efforts mate
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8 months ago
I disagree😐
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8 months ago
no no no don’t believe everything you hear
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Would be pleased if any part timer would share their personal experience with the place 😉
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8 months ago
very busy place and rewards enough keeping the workhours demanded in mind
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8 months ago
if I could, I would definiely be working full time here😃
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Loved the occasional dinners at the place😁
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8 months ago
Sadly, nope
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8 months ago
Food was served on special days only 😁
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Is it difficult to get a raise here?
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8 months ago
Have had 2 raises in these 4 years, guess it isnt that hard 😂
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8 months ago
yes its hard surely,for the ones that don’t give a promising enough output
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The work weeks felt anything but hectic😂
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9 months ago
Yes for a part timer they were no more than 5-7 hours
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9 months ago
Worked full time and they used to be 8 hours long for me on normal days and arround 10-12 on the days I worked over time :")
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Not to exxagerate or anyhting but its one of those places that don’t make you regret joining in
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9 months ago
it is hard but it is just as rewarding 😃
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9 months ago
Well its not that hard for everyone, it could hard for the higher ups though
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Do they pay enough for holidays?
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9 months ago
yeah
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9 months ago
Full time employees that have been with the place for a year or so are paid for the holidays that get into their schedules,I am arround for 2 years and I was paid for all holidays that were there in the calender 😋
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I mean you find your salary enough keeping the work hours demanded in mind?
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7 months ago
I find it enough yes🙂
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7 months ago
yeah its just the match for my hours and the typa job I do😁
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So what if I fail the background check?
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9 months ago
it’s a must to pass their background check
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9 months ago
that will result in a no from the company 😑
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Is there a 401k and and are there conditions required for eligibility??
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8 months ago
Are there such conditions 🤨
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8 months ago
For part-time it's at least 21 years of age and completion of 1000 hours in a year. But I heard you just need 500 hours now to be eligible 👌
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Went for my interview totally nervous and to my surprise, it happened to be super easy as I were dreaming😂
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9 months ago
Depends on who is interviewing you actually :)
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9 months ago
Very rarely
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Working at a digtilized place always helps you work with convinience 😀
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7 months ago
keeps upgrading periodically ☺
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7 months ago
digitilized enough yeah 🙄
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Glad that we work in teams here, doing so reduces the stress yk
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7 months ago
What sort of teams do you work with though?
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7 months ago
supprotive and helpful teams we have here 😋
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Wow! heard they offer a lot of employee discounts 🤩
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9 months ago
There are lots of other discounts depending on when they are available 😁
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9 months ago
Yeah! you get phone discount, childcare discount, hotel discounts and lots more✌
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Average age of your coworkers?
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9 months ago
we have so many young fellas at the place,average age ranges from 21 to 30🤯
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9 months ago
20s🥴
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would rate it a nice and fine place for the long run surely
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7 months ago
If you are good enough of a worker,it wont be that bad a place at all😄
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7 months ago
A very decent option IMO
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The schedule is flexible and it's satisfying tbh:)
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8 months ago
TRUE😴
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8 months ago
Not bad for me. I'm still able to cope with going to college 🤟
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Idk if I heard it right or not but I got to know that management really doesn’t let you get along with them
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8 months ago
it depends on if you are giving the required output or not, they are nice either way but they will become a little strict after some time if you are lagging behind😀
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8 months ago
the management adapts to the conditions and coworkers very well,hasn’t been a big deal for me to work with them
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Michaels is a large company indeed. Imagine having around 1200 stores and more than 50000 employees 🤯
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8 months ago
It's obvious from the revenue they generate 😄
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8 months ago
It's half a century old btw🙂
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Has working here ever kept you from finding enough time for your hobbies?😁
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8 months ago
never fell short on time for my books😍
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8 months ago
have a very flexible schedule here and even get some fridays off, yeah I find enough time for my hobbies and every other personal stuff😶
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Is it one of those places that keeps you from enjoying holidays at home?😑
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8 months ago
well it wasn’t when I worked there
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8 months ago
Nope they let us have fun on holidays wholly
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They let us have brithdays off here 😍
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9 months ago
Yeah gifts from coworkers too :)
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9 months ago
They even decorate your cabin HAHA
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Worked as a part timer here until last year and had no benefits at all, do you guys have any? I mean have the rules changed?
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8 months ago
Had none throughout the time I worked for them😚
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8 months ago
its only full timers that get to have health and all benefits 😶
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the training sessions are cruicial to grow as an employee 😉
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8 months ago
not at all, its really to the point and brief
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8 months ago
no man I wonder who even spreads such stuff arround, weirddddd😑
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The admnistration is often quick to the call for help 😅
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9 months ago
I like how they listen to your problems with attention, its been good to be with them
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9 months ago
up to this day, it has been a very smooth time with them, they arent always in a rush instead they listen to you with patience 😁
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Well it’s the promotions policy of this place thats kept me stuck with this place for this long
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8 months ago
yep they don’t get into your way
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8 months ago
saw many advancements being made here NGL
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Thinking about if there's a dress code🤔
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9 months ago
There's a red vest you wear on your clothes. You just dress in decent way.
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9 months ago
Shirt and trousers🙅
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The health benefit package was as good as they claim😘
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8 months ago
I have all standard health benefits with a pretty good coverage here😛
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8 months ago
vision,healthcare and dental, all three benefits are offered to full timers 😄
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Job security here is really admirable😄
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8 months ago
1 to a maximum of 3 years 🙂
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8 months ago
at least 1 and maximum 3 years on an average according to stats 😊
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A thread of the work culture of this place 😉
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9 months ago
I like the work culture here
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9 months ago
friendly, qucik and not dull😃
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Work culture reviews mates? I'm curious
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8 months ago
everyone's decent here arround, nobody causes any problem or anything and things remain very organized 😅
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8 months ago
way better than I anticipated 🙂
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They have the atmosphere here where you can work for hours without tiring yourself😪
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7 months ago
Its kept noise and problem proof lol
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7 months ago
Can confirm that being an ex employee :")
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Grateful to the company for never making any excuse about my dyed hair 😊
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9 months ago
they are fine with the normal ones 🤐
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9 months ago
any extra ones might be minded yeah
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You get holidays off? And do they pay you for them ?
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8 months ago
they paid me for all major holidays last year
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8 months ago
yes,any holiday that comes in the working days is paid for😄
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Failed the drug test, what you think will happen next?
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9 months ago
Failed the test and failed to get the job too 😪
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9 months ago
They will turn your application down most likely 😅
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Company's kind enough to have festivals arranged for us when we feel outta gas to work 😃
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9 months ago
You guys get events? I heard you had a management that just wants you to work only
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9 months ago
plenty of events every now and then yep
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What health benefits do you have if any? And how much do they truly help?
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8 months ago
So I had my dental and vision insured when I worked there and yeah it was enouh for me and my family
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8 months ago
dental and heatlh we have here and they help to a decent extent to me whenever I am in need of a checkup you know😀
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I really like how they don’t make you wait that long to have benefits
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7 months ago
Not half as long as they say I can confirm that being a current employee here,got my benefits arround 3 months after joining
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7 months ago
90 days bud,no more than that
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They even pay part timers for holidays here😥
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9 months ago
the place is kind to the part timers true that
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9 months ago
Yep, was a part timer and they they had this benefit to offer me
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The place is as good for interns as the full timers :)
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8 months ago
Yes I was an intern at this place not long ago and yeah it was a fine place I'll admit
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8 months ago
Interns always have the chance to get permanently hired here and the exposure to experience here is pretty commendable as well 😄
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Heard the management gets in your way and stuff like that? Really so?
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7 months ago
you heard a lie mate 😶
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7 months ago
nope tottally wrong, they have a very kind and living group of people in the management 🤗
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Its been a fun place to work at for me, not toxic and the coworkers are always willing to help :)
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8 months ago
left the place and still friends with the people I met at this place 🙂
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8 months ago
couldn’t agree more
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How do you like your coworkers?🤨
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9 months ago
Like them better than all the 3 places I have worked at so far😪