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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

I worked at Yankee Candle part-time for more than a year

Pros

Fun staff
Amazing products I actually liked to sell!
Floor changes didn't happen frequently

Cons

Pay not very high.
Sales tactics hound customers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Yankee Candle

  1.  

    Not for just any retail worker

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Personal attention and service to customers, a great product, easy to sell. Lots of opportunity to move up and show creativity and help people decorate their homes.

    Cons

    As with any retail: standing for long hours, dealing with cranky guests, trying to make everyone happy from upper management to the sales associates to the customers. Personal attention and service to customers can become tiresome and it is necessary to be creative, be able to think on your feet, multi-task, and make everyone happy all the time. You cannot under any circumstances bring personal life with you. It is imperative to always have a smile and a nod for all customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either pick average dollar sales or conversion to be what is being looked at for what is important for building the business. It cannot be both ways. You guys have GOT to get the replenishment piece fixed for Christmas. It is a nightmare and impossible to set the schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Above minimum wage salary for Sales Associate. Very caring and helpful.

    Cons

    A bit to religion oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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