Yankee Candle - Great company, but try and work in a larger store | Glassdoor
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"Great company, but try and work in a larger store"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fast paced environment on the weekends or during the holiday season. Discounts on almost all product. Many guests are regulars and will stop in to chat. Company strives to make meeting our sales goals interesting.

Cons

Extremely slow on weekdays in the summer. We can go 3 hours without a single person walking in. Sometimes an employee will be by herself for more than 6 hours. With only 5 employees, there's a lot of cattiness. (It's mainly a personality issue with my coworkers though. Other stores don't have the same problem.) Two girls have been in the same position for 4 years. It's difficult to move up because everyone likes their job and stays! Our sales goals are individually tracked, but sometimes one person will be stuck on the register and will "steal" sales in order to make sure she meets her goals for the week.

Advice to Management

When there are problems in the store (stealing sales, poor treatment of guests, etc.) and it's brought to your attention, do something about it. Three team members have spoken to our store mgr in the last 6 months about HR/ethics violations by another team member, but she hasn't even been spoken to, let alone written up.

Other Employee Reviews for Yankee Candle

  1. "Good benefits, maybe not best place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good discount

    Cons

    Poor upper management. They dont really try to promote from within the company. They dont try to better the company for you. Theres secret shops that are completely unfair and not good job security if you happen to fail a shop.

    Advice to Management

    Could be hit or miss.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding in the beginning then all downhill from there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, product and sales staff

    Cons

    Little chance of advancement unless you just put up with the b.s.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the Store Managers & what they are getting away with

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