Yankee Candle

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Yankee Candle is an amazing company!

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at Yankee Candle full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The company really cares about their employees and you can feel it while working there.

Cons

Not always the most competitive pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure your employees can not find out how much each other makes. Currently the schedule tells all. You can calculate how much someone else makes by counting the payroll hours when you work with only one other person.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Boring, but fair

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    Former Employee - Line Worker in South Deerfield, MA
    Former Employee - Line Worker in South Deerfield, MA

    I worked at Yankee Candle (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working on the assembly line at Yankee Candle over the summer was a fascinating look into the type of work that is performed by millions of people around the world. Additionally, the pay is very fair, considering that the job required no skill in the slightest. The workers all seemed to be proud of the company. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement, so long as one is willing to work on the factory floor for a few years.

    Cons

    As should be expected of assembly line work, the job was very boring. Additionally, the shift hours are very inconvenient for employees, though they make sense from a business perspective.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Your job depends on who you work for.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    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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