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Yankee Candle Overview

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South Deerfield, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1969
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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The Yankee Candle Company is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales. Yankee Candle participates in the $25 billion global candle and home fragrance market. Yankee Candle has a 43-year history of offering distinctive ... Read more

Yankee Candle Reviews

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    "Comfortable Warm Atmosphere, Not A Pay Lead"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in La Crosse, WI
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    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling and relatively good benefits. Small staff with company-wide emphasis on developing team mentality.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of hours to go around. They never offer overtime. They are not a pay lead.

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Yankee Candle Interviews

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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yankee Candle.

    Interview

    Was sourced by an internal recruiter at the company for a brand manager position out in their Western Massachusetts office. The entire day was well-planned, but I didn't get much of a tour ahead of my first interview. The questions posed by the first woman I met with, one of two Directors, seemed very constructed and straightforward. When answering, even if I spoke for 1-2 minutes, I could tell she was bored. I came prepped with my research, a marketing campaign idea, and associated presentation, and she has no interest in any of my work. It was a great position on paper, but the company culture seems to have a lot lacking. Additionally, everyone I met that day said they were trying to "change" the culture of the company, but didn't seem very aligned with their feedback. Lots of red flags. I wouldn't consider relocating here for this position.

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