Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
30 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
5.0
30 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Hope Margala
15 Ratings

30 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. I love this job and position. 2 promotions within less than a year of working here. No bad things to say.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work experience, awesome training, bonuses.

    Cons

    Phantom shops but hey we need it inorder to know what we are doing in the. Company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, NH

    I worked at Yankee Candle

    Pros

    Culture, competitive wages, company really cares about employees

    Cons

    There were no cons I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Sales Associate At Yankee Candle in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate At Yankee Candle in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, employee discount, fun environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Could not have asked for a better first part-time job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Old Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Old Bridge, NJ

    I worked at Yankee Candle

    Pros

    Very flexible and management is well trained.

    Cons

    Raises are very small and weekly quizzes on products were time consuming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is welcoming, and newcomers quickly become part of the family. Free samples, e.g. popcorn and fudge goes home at least once a week to employees.

    Cons

    Low, but average pay. Nothing else I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best company I ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistic Finance Manager in Deerfield, MA
    Current Employee - Logistic Finance Manager in Deerfield, MA

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing company, great leadership team, the culture is very vibrant and transparent.
    There is plenty of room to grow as an individual and the work environment is amazing.

    Cons

    "Busy season" can get really busy.
     As in any large company, one department may not be aware of what another is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone knows what the goals (long term and short term) are and how they can impact them. Convince people why they make a difference to the company if they don't already know it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The store has a small footprint, so you're not running all over the place. The displays are simple to set up. It's very enjoyable to converse with customers and help them choose their favorite fragrances. I don't mind 'upselling' as it's such a simple product to sell! 50% discount on wax for associates.

    Cons

    Since you're on your feet the entire shift, the ability to wear sneakers would be hepful! Plantar Faciatis is VERY common among retail workers and this would HELP greatly!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I Held A Variety of Jobs There in South Deerfield, MA
    Former Employee - I Held A Variety of Jobs There in South Deerfield, MA

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has a broad variety of options and you can hold the same job for a long time if you want or you can post into many other roles throughout the company.

    Cons

    Since being purchased by Jarden the former values of the company seem to be a bit up in the air. A number of really great people left or were asked to leave, the benefits have changed etc. (Though on the flip side of that, there is now a much larger quantity of products employees can get a discount on through Jarden.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talking to employees, keep listening and keep showing everyone at every level respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount on candles, and great people to work with! It is an awesome part time job, and management willing to work around school schedules.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of hours, so it makes for a better part-time job, than a full time job. It is better for a second time job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. It was a true learning experience as far as working with the public.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    many associates have moved up the ladder...the opportunity is there.

    Cons

    If you are a manager, you're working hours are not stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the District Managers were more honest with the Regional Managers and Corporate instead of making everything in your district look perfect. That fixes nothing. How about standing up for your stores and not worry so much about how YOU look.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

Yankee Candle Photos

La Tomatina 2011
Storefront
2011 Boney Bunch preview party

+ Add Photo

Work at Yankee Candle? Share Your Experiences

Yankee Candle

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.