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"Not for just any retail worker"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Personal attention and service to customers, a great product, easy to sell. Lots of opportunity to move up and show creativity and help people decorate their homes.

Cons

As with any retail: standing for long hours, dealing with cranky guests, trying to make everyone happy from upper management to the sales associates to the customers. Personal attention and service to customers can become tiresome and it is necessary to be creative, be able to think on your feet, multi-task, and make everyone happy all the time. You cannot under any circumstances bring personal life with you. It is imperative to always have a smile and a nod for all customers.

Advice to Management

Either pick average dollar sales or conversion to be what is being looked at for what is important for building the business. It cannot be both ways. You guys have GOT to get the replenishment piece fixed for Christmas. It is a nightmare and impossible to set the schedules.

Other Employee Reviews for Yankee Candle

  1. "Amazing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above minimum wage salary for Sales Associate. Very caring and helpful.

    Cons

    A bit to religion oriented.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ugh."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount.
    Learn a lot about the products.

    Cons

    They do not care about the employee. They care about shops and how big your sales are. Thats it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for the insane amounts of work you make people do. Give employees the resources to grow and reward them for a job well done.


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