Yankee Candle

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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
222 Reviews
3.0
222 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 50% discount on wax for associates (in 10 reviews)

  • Many intellegent people that really care about doing a good job and making a great product, (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many made up and alterered rules and policies by upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • District manager has fired many Store managers and asst managers (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    It was a true learning experience as far as working with the public.

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    • 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
  9.  

    Yankee Candle is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great product, training provided to help understand what goes into the making of Yankee products, nice benefits, and great people to work with. Busy during the holidays.

    Cons

    can be slow when between holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling to an extent (it is retail). Lots of time off starting right from the first year (bank of time with vacation days, personal days, sick time and holidays lumped together to use at your leisure). Very competitive pay and bonuses possible.

    Cons

    Retail....ever increasing sales goals. Always concerned about every measure of sales from ADS to conversion to budget to whatever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your good managers! Some times it seems that the good ones fall between the cracks and all of the attention is placed on failing stores. Last year every one either got zero raise or 1% at the most. Why work hard to meet all of your objectives? For $5/week? Good managers should be rewarded more than mediocre ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best way to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    discount, can get plenty of overtime, have awesome returning customers, the pay for a first assistant is a lot higher than most retail, bonuses

    Cons

    secret shops ( even though there easy they make everyone on edge)
    district manager was never available and when she was she was a real you no what

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open more stores so there is more room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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