Yankee Candle

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Decent company to work for

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

I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You get a pretty good discount (50% on all candles and 25% on other fragrancing items like reed defusers, car freshners, etc.) The customers are generally pleasant (at least more so than what some other retail stores have to deal with) and the work isn't difficult.

Cons

The salary starts out low and raises are few and far between. Also, the shifts can go by really slow when business is slow, which is about 8 months out of the year (excluding the holiday season which can get really busy).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't take wax so seriously.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA

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

    Pros

    The company is led by a capable CEO. He is backed by a sensible board of directors. The products are good

    Cons

    My review is for corporate. Execs are unethical. They lie to CEO and to own teams. They dump work on good workers while excusing others. This results in good workers and professionals leaving within months. Recently VP of insights, several good workers and brand director left due to excessive pressure and no support. Other good workers are biding time. Empire building is at every level. Exec team doesn't let managers connect with CEO. Execs back bite against CEO. CEO continues to rely on execs that are actively trying to sabotage him. Poor results are blamed on lack of IT systems and skilled people.

    People interested in politics, avoiding work and staying in the area should join. People seeking good work and professional growth should be cautious. No good worker has ever lasted beyond 12 months. Good workers are let go of because they get blamed for poor performance. I do what is needed to stay because I want to stay in the area and keep my job in a tough economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for however most positions are parttime so weekly hours change every week.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexiable schedule, a nice work atmosphere; they are very big on product knowledge and training with excellent benefits plus a great discount on wax produts.

    Cons

    Work hours vary every week and one week you may work two day and the next you may get four days so your pay checks are never the same making it hard to budget from week to week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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