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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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  1. "Who doesn't love candles?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    Great clientele, employee discount, excellent and thorough training resources. Opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Lots of product knowledge to remember, but with more on-the-job experience comes more familiarity.


  2. "SAD TO LEAVE"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, amazing co-workers and lots of great candles!

    Cons

    Managers get all the working hours. Sales associates get 1 day, 4 hours per week. Not worth the drive.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Great products; Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, friendly CEO, they care about their employees just as much as their company, & you come home smelling great!

    Cons

    There were not many downsides to working at Yankee Candle. Honestly, I loved working there but it was just time for me to move out of the retail business.

    Advice to Management

    Always stay kind to your customers just as you would to your employees. Without your customers, you'd be standing around doing nothing all day. Also, it's very important to love what you do - this keeps a positive and bright attitude.


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    "Good, professional place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in South Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in South Hadley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, positive work environment.
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Health benefits are frustrating (may be changing soon, though)
    Strange policies handed down from parent company Newell Brands

    Advice to Management

    Communication is great but only when it is meaningful. Lower tier management needs to provide more direct, useful information in regards to how the business is changing.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    Great candles and great people!

    Cons

    There are no cons, thank you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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    "Great Company To Work For!"

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

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    People are very nice, friendly environment, able to grow with company, raises at the beginning of every year ( no matter how long you've been employed), great discount.

    Cons

    There are really no cons.


  7. "Retail Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    You will get the hours you want if you actually work.

    Cons

    Really Can't think of any

  8. "Yankee Candle Fundraising Sales Rep"

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

    I have been working at Yankee Candle as a contractor

    Pros

    You make your own schedule and can be as successful as you want.

    Cons

    No benefits due to being a 1099 sales rep.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company, minimum wage for cashier

    Cons

    Scheduling is disorganized, boss never responds to phone calls


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Manchester Center, VT
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Manchester Center, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!!

    Cons

    I loved my job would have to say hiring could be a bit challenging .

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work lots of re-sets always have a plan in place.


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