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Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
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    Sales Associate At Yankee Candle Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Yankee Candle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    ist interview was with store manager went extremely well I was asked to come back for a second.I was interviewed by the 2nd asst mgr...she was not nice..ok a know it all...a week went by and no phone call..they didn't even check my references...I called and I was told they offered position to another,,,What went wrong?????? I always wanted to work there and I told them that...waste of my time..I thought if a candidate would call it would sound that they really wanted the job..I am a collector of there candles and even thought of not patronizing them anyore..I was so upset..and hurt

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager/Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Millville, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Millville, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yankee Candle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application and was contacted by the DM about 1-2 weeks after applying online. Had to drive about an hour away for interview with DM. Arrived 10 minutes early and She wasn't there yet. The Store Manager at the location had me fill out a whole new application and a background check paper. She arrived about 20 minutes late. The interview took about 30 minutes. Then was told back ground check would take up to a month to come back. So I waited two weeks and called DM to see how everything was going. And she said they still haven't got anything back. So I called again at 4 weeks and didn't get an answer so I left a message never got a call back. So called again at 5 weeks because the jobs were no longer posted on website and no answer again. So I left another message hoping to get a call back. And nothing I would think with hiring for Management position they would call you back to let you know either way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Full Time Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Yankee Candle.

    Interview Details

    Got a call- hiring manager stated "I don't know why my DM told me to call you- we don't have any positions available." "Do you want me to hold your application?"

    Interview Questions
    • Usual STAR interviewing. Felt she was appeasing a boss- with no intention of hiring me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Yankee Candle.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. It took couple weeks for the hiring manager to call me. I missed the call and immediately called back only to respond that I couldn't make it to their interview day. They said they'll call back within the next two days. It had been a week and finally heard back from them. However, I missed the call and called them back only to be informed that they'll call me back to set up an interview. It had been another week. It's literally a phone tag. Especially when I received a voicemail from a different woman for Yankee Candle and gave one last final call to inquire about setting up an interview (and finally talked to the hiring manager) the tone of her voice was...not welcoming. She told me that she would call back next week. When the next week came and went, I decided that this was enough. This made me think twice about taking an interview with them and walked away. Plus, the hiring manager's voice was brusque and unpleasant, especially to a potential interviewee.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yankee Candle in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a short phone call from a HR recruiter, who asked basic questions about my background and experience. At the end of that call, another phone interview was scheduled with the vice president for the next morning. The vice president called 15 minutes late of the scheduled time and then essentially made up a story to get off the phone 15 minutes later. It was weird yet obvious that I was be written off (or rather hung up on).

    Interview Questions
    • The HR recruiter essentially had me go over my curriculum vitae. The vice president didn't actually ask a question. (I'm not even sure he asked, "How are you?")   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Deerfield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Deerfield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Yankee Candle in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    On 4/25/2012 I drove from southern CT, to the Yankee Candle Co. Warehouse in S. Deerfield, MA for an appointment for 3:00pm. I was in town around 12:00 noon and waited for 3:00 pm to come around and finally arrived around 2 and filled out their application. After meeting with a rep from HR was then told I would have to come back for a second interview and meet the managers of the department for the position I was told was available. Well, after trying to kill 7 hours in no-where land MASS, (went to see a movie that I miss-judged the time it got over) ended up being 15 minutes late for the second interview. But I am glad that I was or I might have made a big mistake working for Y.C. as the people I was to meet treated me very poorly. Now, I was expecting the outcome of this second meeting because of my tardiness but did not expect such a rude greeting as they did not introduce themselves nor wanted to hear me out for my reasons or the effort I had already put into this application, nor the fact that I was willing to stay in the area for the second meeting without any prior notice that a second interview would be needed. This job interview made me realize how desperate I had become to get a job. Will take care in the future to the job posting for which I apply for. Thank you Yankee Candle.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Yankee Candle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I handed my CV into the store on a Saturday morning and recieved an email inviting me to an interview on the Monday. My interview was on the Friday so the process took less than a week.
    The interview itself was really informal and laid back. I had come prepared with lots of questions I expected to be asked about but the manager didn't ask me any. She asked basic questions such as 'Tell me about yourself', 'Have you ever done merchandising?' etc etc. The whole interview lasted about 10 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be able to help me teach the older members of staff the new structure I have put into place?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    National Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yankee Candle in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Since I rarely get a response I sent the CEO of Yankee Candle stating my experience selling to retail stores. The CEO sent the letter to the President of Yankee Candle who interviewed me for the position. Then a person from HR called me to interview me for the position. Although the title National Sales Manager the position was managing a small staff trying to sell to independent stores.
    My perception by asking where they worked before coming to Yankee Candle is that they want people that come from major brands that sell to retail stores.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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