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Great company, but try and work in a larger store

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

I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fast paced environment on the weekends or during the holiday season. Discounts on almost all product. Many guests are regulars and will stop in to chat. Company strives to make meeting our sales goals interesting.

Cons

Extremely slow on weekdays in the summer. We can go 3 hours without a single person walking in. Sometimes an employee will be by herself for more than 6 hours. With only 5 employees, there's a lot of cattiness. (It's mainly a personality issue with my coworkers though. Other stores don't have the same problem.) Two girls have been in the same position for 4 years. It's difficult to move up because everyone likes their job and stays! Our sales goals are individually tracked, but sometimes one person will be stuck on the register and will "steal" sales in order to make sure she meets her goals for the week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When there are problems in the store (stealing sales, poor treatment of guests, etc.) and it's brought to your attention, do something about it. Three team members have spoken to our store mgr in the last 6 months about HR/ethics violations by another team member, but she hasn't even been spoken to, let alone written up.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Ok @ 1st!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits,discount, and awareness of co to public.

    Cons

    The dm is VERY hard to get along w/. He is very deceptive & will fire you if you aren't blowing budgets out of the water. The rm is very nasty to people & acts like she is better than you & you're just a pion. The co will not do any advertising outside of emails & leaves it up to store staff to bring guests into the store.Secret shops are a joke if you don't trust us don't hire us. The co will pay a someone who doesn't even work for them to come in & report how I am doing my job. But stores can't have enough payroll to have more than 1 manager & associates there @ a time. Corp doesn't care about what's going on in stores or how we are treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems to have too many chiefs & not enough indians!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding in the beginning then all downhill from there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, product and sales staff

    Cons

    Little chance of advancement unless you just put up with the b.s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the Store Managers & what they are getting away with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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