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Gossipy, cliquey, and generally childish

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

I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The pay is reasonable and they offer bonuses to everyone from store manager to sales associate.

Cons

The people in D34 (Florida) are very cliquey. If you don't kiss upper management's butt, they don't care about you.
There is so much busy work. Paperwork that repeats everything again and again. Instead of the DSM or TSM visiting stores, they just ask for pictures.
If you have a question they treat you like you are a moron for even thinking about asking.
They never send you the product needed to do floor sets, or even meet customer demands.
The 16 steps are absolutely asinine. It is robotic and customers want their experience to be individualized. Why would I offer something like an illuma-lid to someone who has told me they don't burn candles for safety reasons?!

Advice to Management

Think. Policies are counter-intuitive. Build a relationship with the customer, but make sure you shove everything we sell down their throat.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    yankee candle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get paids okay for not having to do much as a SALES ASSOCIATE. everyone (coworkers) are really nice for the most part but that may vary based on location. Flexible hours and good for highschool/college kids

    Cons

    the company treats you like you will steal things and is untrustworthy. Raises are terrible and every move is being watched by cameras in the back


  2. Helpful (2)

    store manager yankee candle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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