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Chesapeake Bay Candle Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A Mess!"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Glen Burnie, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company tries to treat the employees fair but never listen. Upper management bad and I think fake most of the time , in one ear out the other! Workers or production companions are nice .

    Cons

    The cash and carry is nice to have but needs improvement with running it . Person in there is rude and talks down to people and does not realize she is disrespectful to others . Never had that problem in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying maybe you can get it together somewhere else another company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle full-time

    Pros

    fragrance experience & knowledge, some of the team is great to work with and really sees what it takes to get the job done

    Cons

    too many to list. Overall treatment of employees is poor. Do not value their employees

    Advice to Management

    Be ok with who you are as a company. Make that product work in the market place.

  3. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle full-time

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is to be part of a close nit team environment. Teamwork and collaboration are paramount whilst working for this company, that being said advice to the wise be genuine amongst your team and mature confront issues in an open forum environment and not behind each other's backs in a tattle tail manner, that is so high school. Thick skin is required for such because some people are not as mature as others.

    Other pros are being inspired by the brand story. It's a family business that started out small scale and grew large scale with a great vision, ideas, and a passionate leader in the Ceo. There's a lot that one can learn from the leadership. Those who complain about leadership are wasting their time it's the owners business so of course greatness, ethics, professionalism, and deliverables are required. WhIle working for the company try to think from a business perspective as if it were your own business. Opportunities for growth can definitely happen for those who think outside the box and are career minded. Learn as much as you can. Think about what you can do to enhance things instead of complaining be the improver not a whiner. No matter the position you are doing have a career mindset not "its just a job". Career = livelihood and going to the next level. If your aproach is it's just a job then you will allow for disappointment to set in once that happens you will bring negative energy to the team and company.

    All that being said you must remain positive during your time with the company work hard and prove yourself good energy yields great returns.

    I will say the company culture is diverse which is commendable and made things fun and interesting. The owners are generous and try hard to create a work hard environment with fun that pops up here and there. The products and fragrance are great so that is a plus for the company.

    Cons

    Challenges are getting things that are time robbers, shifted so that top line things can be achieved. Constant complainers downing the mood. Employees of any company need remember that they work for the business and there are certain things that you can't change just do your job the best you can, granted venting is okay and healthy for anyone, but do so to the leadership in a diplomatic and professional manner you may just get the answers and resolution you are looking for. Complaining, whining, and gossiping amongst yourself typically leads to disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for opportunities for an open forum where the team can voice issues, trends, poor processes, and advice as it relates to continued improvement. High level leadership sometimes can be far disconnected from the regular day to day task that each associate is doing. Efficency and process improvement should become a standard so that it saves money and time. Implement policies with these principles define, measure, analyze, improve, and control. In order to accomplish these principles the company may need to hire someone such as a business analyst who has this type of expertise. In the long run it could save the company money and improve the overall quality of the work and the environment.


  4. "Its getting there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Bay Candle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    candle samples
    great co-workers (super nice and supportive)
    change can happen

    Cons

    leadership needs some work
    occasional hot heads
    poor communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    need some new people in upper management positions; some feel out of date or out of touch with the current trends in home scents.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone works well together and gets involved in many aspects of the business. The environment is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Good career path opportunities. Great products.

    Cons

    Traffic in the Rockville, North Bethesda area.

    Advice to Management

    Find a couple more major retailers to sell Chesapeake bay candles.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle full-time

    Pros

    There are no Pros to working there. Company has high turnover. Company's vision changes like the wind. Stay away at all costs.

    Cons

    Management is not good. Benefits are not great. Location is ok. No room for growth. Good employees leave as soon as they get a chance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Team emviromemnt"

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    Current Employee - Interim Director of Human Resources in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Interim Director of Human Resources in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Bay Candle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Environment is team oriented, welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    Needs more structure and employee training. The need of leadership of teams is absolutely a most.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate offices"

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    Former Employee - Staffer in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Staffer in Glen Burnie, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse. Staff seem to enjoy their work and see a big future for the company. Great outlook for development of products.

    Cons

    Direction of company is not communicated. Too many layers of management and info is not shared. Get help in All finance departments

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers to speak freely


  9. "run!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    amazing opportunity to work on consumer products

    Cons

    lack of structure will drive you nuts
    60 hour work weeks for some
    wasted time going in circles
    no one can make decisions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pass up a job here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Bay Candle full-time

    Pros

    CBC is profitable, and if you get in good with management, you can stay a while. The office smells nice, interesting to track fragrance trends.

    Cons

    Job insecurity, dysfunction and repetition of efforts. Felt like reinventing the wheel constantly. Lack of promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, this will reduce turnover and help to improve the product.


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