I applied in-person - interviewed at Yankee Candle in May 2009.
Interview Details – I was hired as a sales associate initally and worked my way up in the company. After filling out the application, an interview is scheduled, if the manager is interested, as second interview is conducted. For management positions this is usually the district manager. Then a background check is completed.
Interview Question – What is your favorite Yankee Candle fragrance? Be honest. If you make something up, we will know. We know our stuff. If you aren't familiar with Yankee, say so. BUT we do love it when we get an enthusiast. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Yankee Candle.
Interview Details – It was a very laid back but straight to the point interview. The manager was alot of fun to talk to. I have been in the store before many times so when I handed in my application I got an interview right away.
Interview Question – Probably be if I wanted to go to college within the next few months. I wasn't really expecting that. Answer Question
I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – Why did you choose Yankee Candle? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Yankee Candle in August 2010.
Interview Details – I began the process by submitting a written application in person at the store in which I wanted to work. The manager who took my application was very professional and in fact interviewed me on the spot. The manager asked questions concerning my education and about my expectations regarding my employment at Yankee Candle. I answered politely and honestly and was offered the job by telephone about a week after the interview.
Interview Question – What kind of employment are you seeking? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Yankee Candle in October 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by email to call and set up a face to face interview. I called and set up an interview for the following day. I walked into the retail store and the First Assistant Manager took me outside of the store over to a bench inside the mall and he asked me a bunch of questions like how do I resolve an issue with a sales associate if I know they are doing something wrong, or what type of sales strategy do I think would be used in this type of retail setting, what is my availability as far as nights, weekends and holidays, what is the most important part of being in this type of business, why would I want to work in a Yankee Candle, describe my level of organization.
Interview Question – What type of sales strategy would you use in this type of business? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate that on certain holidays I'd want to travel because I had family that lived far away, so on certain busy retail days, I wouldn't be available. I also wanted a starting hourly wage of between $9 and $11 an hour, which they originally offered $8.50 and I got the $9.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Yankee Candle in August 2010.
Interview Details – It was unprofessional.
Reason for Declining – They pay very poorly and I was over qualified.
I applied online and 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 Question – How do you feel about your current employer? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Just money, I liked the store manager she was great I even felt bad turning down.
I applied in-person and interviewed at Yankee Candle.
Interview Details – sales associates are interviewed my ASM first then SM. Key holders are interviewed by the Store Manager then the district manager before a background check. A store manager is interviewed by the District Manager then a phone interview with head of HR and then a background check.
Interview Question – What was your worst experience at your previous compny and how did you handle it. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate for a small amout more than offered but not much. I was still low balled.
I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.
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