PartyLite Worldwide

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PartyLite Worldwide President Rob Goergen
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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Batavia, IL

    I worked at PartyLite Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great environment, good people, and a clean and organized laboratory.
    -There were several knowledgeable people in both R&D and the manufacturing plant.
    -Always good experience to work in a laboratory next door to a manufacturing plant.
    -For the most part, a laid back environment.
    -Annual reviews with decent raises for those who performed.

    Cons

    -There was a sense of a "clique" with upper management. If you were not in with them you were the first to lose your job even if you were more qualified that the people who remained.
    -A few of the formulators took a "shotgun" approach to researching new materials, and sometimes never fully understanding the why. It was sometimes frustrating to work with the few who took this inefficient approach to R&D where sometimes design-of-experiments was not fully respected.
    -You better not dislike fragrances or you will regret this job.
    -If you work in the manufacturing plant, even for a short period of time, the fragrant odor on you and your clothes will be easily recognizable by anyone close to the neighborhood (A waitress at a restaurant 5 miles away walks up to our table and just exclaims, "You work at the candle company!" We just sigh and say, "yes we do.").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training for you R&D staff.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at PartyLite Worldwide in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    If you have a starter party and want to give it a try, then qualify with $1,400 in sales in your first month you are considered a consultant.

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Website www.partylite.com
Headquarters Plymouth, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

It's tough to make money by selling ambience, but PartyLite pulls it off. The company sells candles, incense, diffusers, sachets, bath products, and decorative accessories for the home. It peddles its products through about 18,000 independent consultants in the US and another 45,000 throughout a dozen markets worldwide, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and the UK. Consultants sell PartyLite's products through home parties held by hostesses and via personalized e-commerce sites. It also markets breads, cheeses, desserts, sauces, and other snack foods under... More

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