Yankee Candle

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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 182 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Yankee Candle President, CEO, and Director Harlan M. Kent

Harlan M. Kent

(110 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 50% discount on wax offered to employees(in 8 reviews)

  • Personal attention and service to customers, a great product, easy to sell(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many made up and alterered rules and policies by upper management(in 15 reviews)

  • Spending the majority of the time worrying about the "secret shop" and making sure you pass(in 15 reviews)

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    Yankee Candle is a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat 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.

    Conscan be slow when between holidays

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best way to gain experience

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

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

    Conssecret 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 Senior Managementopen more stores so there is more room for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity for growth and advancement. People care about what they do and how they do it.

    ConsHard to come up with a con.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue striving to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Favorite Job!

    Area Manager (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsStrong Team orientation.
    Discounts
    Able to develop and promote people

    ConsTeam members working in the store alone, risk for loss prevention AND risk for burglary and injury to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome!! Wonderful place to work. Amazing people and great company policies.

    Second Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAtmosphere is wonderful, and the fragrances are relaxing. The management top down is top notch.

    ConsThe only con is there is a cap of $500.00 per year with your 50% discount on candles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the cap for employee discount purchases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFreedom to work with community

    ConsChristmas shipment very irregular. Needs to come earlier

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt all starts with the correct shipment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Yankee Candle is an amazing company!

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsThe company really cares about their employees and you can feel it while working there.

    ConsNot always the most competitive pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your employees can not find out how much each other makes. Currently the schedule tells all. You can calculate how much someone else makes by counting the payroll hours when you work with only one other person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great working experience!

    First Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam environment that always kept a positive out look on business and never pressure stores for results. Business was great always made bonuses, and also made all our K.P.I. Great business to work for.

    ConsEveryone I worked with had at least 5+ years with the company so it is hard to move up in the company with out relocating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the managers you have that have passion for the company. Books can be learn passion can not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Hendersonville, TN

    Prosflexible hours. love the people.

    Consnot enough workers and hate fedex

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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