Yankee Candle

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

Pros

fantastic place to work at, great vacation benefits,easy work environment great bonuses thats if your store has easy stretches

Cons

pay is horrible, and the district managers play favorites

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't count on getting paid well, and there is no room for advancement.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Yankee Candle

  1.  

    Great place to work if you can get management to like you.

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager

    Pros

    Not incredibly physically demanding, customers are pretty content and easy to work with, quarterly bonuses if sales goals are met, fairly decent discount on candles, and you smell good when you go home.

    Cons

    Management likes to dangle carrots in front of employees but don't fulfill promises. In order to move up in the company, you have to really brown nose and get ALL management to like you, not just the store manager, but the district manager and managers from other stores. Many times management will dangle a promotion to an associate or assistant only to make up excuses as to why they can't dish out what they promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the bureaucracy. Stop stringing employees along with the bait and switch. Hire store managers that actually know what they are doing. Bridge the pay gap between store manager and assistant. You're doing a great job of making an example of the American income gap in a smaller setting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the experience you gain from working with the people. I am typically a very shy person but this job has helped me to open up.

    Cons

    You should never use pay as a means for justification but that is the only con I can think of. You work your butt off for 7 dollars an hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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