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Yankee Candle Interview Questions

Interviews at Yankee Candle

110 Interview Reviews

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Atlanta, GA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the SM and the DM. Both had simple questions mostly centered around customer service. The Back ground check took forever. (1 Month) . Interviewed with the SM first then had to wait for the DM to be availible for the second interview, was called the day of and asked if i could squeeze it in.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked about the worst place I've ever worked and it's hard to anwser honestly and not bad mouth a former employer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    What is offered is what you get take it or leave it. I know this from hiring later on.


  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Lewisville, TX) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was very easy. It took maybe 15-20 minutes with the store manager. She asked several different questions about how I would handle certain situations and my experience in retail. For management positions such as mine I had a phone interview with the district manager. The phone interview wasn't very long either and a lot of the questions were the same.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation with a very upset customer?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The manager met with me and was very kind and engaging. We not only interviewed, but we talked about ourselves as well, a little bit about our personalities, our experiences, different work environments. I felt very comfortable during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about prior work experience and different work situations. I had worked two jobs before this one, and she asked about situations that applied to both. She asked if I enjoyed my time at both places and how I came to work there.   1 Answer

  4.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kingston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Kingston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I met with one recruiter who passed me on to 3 different stores, in 3 weeks. I had been trying to get close to home but, hired by the farthest and busiest because they apparently needed someone faster than the other stores.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I told them that I would only take the job at no less than 13.50 per hour. I found out that people whom have been there a few years didn't even make that.


  5.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yankee Candle in February 2014.

    Interview

    Very relaxed! Casual. Friendly upbeat did a really good job at selling the company and its core values.
    Two way interview. Left plenty of room to ask what any questions I may have had.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I prioritize my day Give me an example of when you had a difficult customer service situation and what I did to resolve it? What motivates me? Tell me about any HR issues you have had to deal with in the past and what was the outcome? Describe your management still. Why do you think you would be a good fit for Yankee Candle.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Central City, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Central City, FL).

    Interview

    I was offer the job to move up in the company. Had worked my way up. Started as a second assist.I had only one interview which was the DM at that time. He was the one that had ask me to apply for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Where were I like to be in a year? How would I handle a mad customer. Do I mind working on hoildays.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Colorado Springs, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I have a phone interview follow by a one on one interview with the District Manager. A week later had a phone interview with the Regional Manager. A background check was done before an offer was given.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I handle difficult situations?   1 Answer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Freehold, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Freehold, NJ) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interview was thorough and complete. Concentration was mainly on experience, as well as a lengthy Q & A using scenarios to determine if you would be a good fit with company guidelines. Interviewer took the time to answer my questions in detail and was genuinely interested in what I wanted to know about the job and any benefits.

    Interview Questions

    • Person comes into the store with a firearm and is going to rob the store. How do you protect the company assets while seeing to your own safety and that of you staff and any customers present?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes I was able to negotiate salary. The salary offer that was presented was not much higher than I was currently earning. With commuting costs it would not have been feasible to accept the offer. Company came through with a higher rate of pay and job was accepted.


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yankee Candle.

    Interview

    very unprofessional, over phone and then less than 20 minutes in person

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    very unprofessional atmosphere, appeared to be high pressure sales.


  10.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yankee Candle (Tulsa, OK) in August 2010.

    Interview

    It was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    They pay very poorly and I was over qualified.


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