Yankee Candle - great brand and some great people, but top management is among the worst | Glassdoor
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"great brand and some great people, but top management is among the worst"

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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
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

fabulous brand with incredible equity and loyal consumers

Cons

terrible culture that rewards those that put up & shut up, very little respect or investment in employees,top-down decision making with focus only on very short-term

Other Employee Reviews for Yankee Candle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I'm not just an ex-employee, I'm also a customer!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Swansea, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Swansea, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yankee Candles sell themselves. It's fun learning about the history of the candle business.

    Cons

    Management at the Swansea Ma store lacks Managerial skills and is not professional to staff in front of customers.

    Advice to Management

    your employees are also your customers so you should treat them well.

    I worked seasonal help 2012. Management was very secretive about when our last day of work was. On my last day of work, I asked the store manager about when last day of work was. I explained I did not want to leave without saying thank you and good bye. The store manager told me to call in a few days when the schedule would be done to find out when I was working next.
    when I called back a few days later that same store manager then told me "seasonal help is over, we don't need you anymore".

    Not a "thank you", "great season", employment is over, nothing.
    I bought a lot of Yankee Candle product during my employment and to be treated that way in the end was wrong.


  2. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun staff
    Amazing products I actually liked to sell!
    Floor changes didn't happen frequently

    Cons

    Pay not very high.
    Sales tactics hound customers.

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