Yankee Candle

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Your job depends on who you work for.

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

Pros

If you have a good DM who is fair and knowledgeable about their job you will most likely succeed.
I enjoyed working for Yankee. Corporate people are the best I have dealt with. Most companies won't even return phone calls. Yankee cares about there people. BUT it does come from your supervisors as well. They are your link. If you don't have support you can't make it.

Cons

Long hours, little to no breaks. Standing for long periods of time. Being a salaried person you must fill in when you are short on payroll. Pretty much the same as any other retailer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get the right people in the right places for your stores to succeed. Positive attitudes and attainable goals are a must! Constant learning environment is needed always. Districts need to meet more than just once a year.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a company to work for if you want to have a healthy home life with your family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    You come home smelling great at the end of each shift. Good employee discount.

    Cons

    Company does not value employees. Poor pay. Very poor schedule flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees at the store level fairly. Do not require salaried employees to take their Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays two months ahead of time. Come up with a more generous bonus program during the 4th quarter, when salaried employees are working mandatory 55-60 hour weeks, and only getting paid for 40 hours. Also, monitor relationships between District Managers and Store Managers. There is way too much favoritism going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regionals and HR were terrible

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

    Pros

    The product, brand name. Corporate was amazing

    Cons

    Had a Regional that was terrible and HR was terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relook at executive management and HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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