Michaels Stores Inc.’s slogan is “Where Creativity Happens.” Walking through the company’s headquarters in Irving, it’s clear the slogan is alive and well at the corporate office. Entering the 134,560-square-foot main building employee artwork decorates the halls. Each cubicle is decorated with recognition cards and the employee’s own personal touch. Remnants from the craft store are scattered throughout the Michaels HQ. Badges that store associates wear adorn office doorways. The creativity flowing through the office, and through departments, is what Jackson Chang likes about working at Michaels. Chang has been manager of private brand and licensing for five months. One of the 4,500 employees’ favorite things is the sample sales held about every four weeks. Employees are able to get up early on a Saturday morning and purchase bags for $10 dollars, filling them with as much merchandise as possible. The proceeds go to Michaels Cares, a charity that helps Michaels’ employees.

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