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"Decent company to work for"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You get a pretty good discount (50% on all candles and 25% on other fragrancing items like reed defusers, car freshners, etc.) The customers are generally pleasant (at least more so than what some other retail stores have to deal with) and the work isn't difficult.

Cons

The salary starts out low and raises are few and far between. Also, the shifts can go by really slow when business is slow, which is about 8 months out of the year (excluding the holiday season which can get really busy).

Advice to Management

Don't take wax so seriously.

Other Employee Reviews for Yankee Candle

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is led by a capable CEO. He is backed by a sensible board of directors. The products are good

    Cons

    My review is for corporate. Execs are unethical. They lie to CEO and to own teams. They dump work on good workers while excusing others. This results in good workers and professionals leaving within months. Recently VP of insights, several good workers and brand director left due to excessive pressure and no support. Other good workers are biding time. Empire building is at every level. Exec team doesn't let managers connect with CEO. Execs back bite against CEO. CEO continues to rely on execs that are actively trying to sabotage him. Poor results are blamed on lack of IT systems and skilled people.

    People interested in politics, avoiding work and staying in the area should join. People seeking good work and professional growth should be cautious. No good worker has ever lasted beyond 12 months. Good workers are let go of because they get blamed for poor performance. I do what is needed to stay because I want to stay in the area and keep my job in a tough economy.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mean mean mean! A good job if you're an emotionless robot."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Greeter/Sales Floor Assistant in Limerick, PA
    Current Employee - Greeter/Sales Floor Assistant in Limerick, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't start at minimum wage, you always smell good after a work shift and you are encouraged to smell all of the candles to get to know the products which is a lot of fun. Some of the coworkers are pretty nice once you get to know them.

    Cons

    A very negative, anxiety-filled environment. All coworkers/managers in higher positions bully the lower position employees. Most of the employees are in constant fear of being yelled at and/or fired (they're always yelled at regardless). Employees must hound customers even though they usually want to be left alone to browse. There's this secret shopper employees have to be on their toes about all the time, but the secret shopper never actually seems to comes around. You're also not allowed to have any piercings, tattoos or unnatural hair so basically you have to have no signs of a real personality, a human robot. Not going to lie here, the list of cons goes on and on!

    Advice to Management

    Relax (seriously) and try using some positive reinforcement with your employees!

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