Yankee Candle Assistant Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2014
Updated Jun 5, 2014
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Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied to be an associate ended up a manager

    Negotiation Details
    there really wasnt i was already employeed by them so it was like getting a raise
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Janesville, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Janesville, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Yankee Candle in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Position was posted on Craigslist, and on a sign in front of the future store with an e-mail address to the training manager to whom the resume was sent. I sent the resume on a Sunday, and the following Tuesday, I received a phone call from the store manger, who was interested in interviewing me. I was informed in the first interview that I had a strong competitior for the position, which didn't bother me, as I've had years of experience in customer service. I then had a second interview with both the store manager and the district manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Yankee Candle in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed twice, once over the phone and once in person.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because they gave me their best offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yankee Candle in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had a interview with the store manager . She just asked about my customer service and how would I greet a customer if I worked here. there was a lot of talk about what I liked and didn't like about previous positions . then a second interview with the district manager that basically went over the same thing except she wanted to know if I knew anything about there products

    Interview Questions
    • Whats your favorite scent ? and what makes yankee candles different than the rest?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I told them what I expected and they offered me a dollar more than what I wanted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yankee Candle in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the SM and the DM. Both had simple questions mostly centered around customer service. The Back ground check took forever. (1 Month) . Interviewed with the SM first then had to wait for the DM to be availible for the second interview, was called the day of and asked if i could squeeze it in.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked about the worst place I've ever worked and it's hard to anwser honestly and not bad mouth a former employer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What is offered is what you get take it or leave it. I know this from hiring later on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cranston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Yankee Candle in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a really nice manager. Got a great feeling about the company. I ended up deciding to stay with my current employer because the money was better.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Just money, I liked the store manager she was great I even felt bad turning down.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Yankee Candle.

    Interview Details

    First you fill out a "interest card" in which the employees judge you off of and write either nice or rude comments on. Then the manager goes through all of them and probably picks out about 5-10. They will ask you what customer service is, and what GREAT customer service is. They will also ask if you can do certain duties.

    Interview Questions
    • GREAT customer service - is.... going above and beyond for the customer. Making them feel special and welcomed in your store at all times.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You must work ALL holidays/holiday weekends and barely get to do anything fun :( No dress up days, or work parties. It's a very harsh environment so be perpared before you accpet the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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