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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Miss it there"

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    Former Employee - Second ASM in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Second ASM in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's awesome compamy to work for. Great opportunity to grow if you want.

    Cons

    Can be slow but you can get things done like shipment


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience was very positive, the management was wonderful and was easy to communicate concerns with. My manager was very encouraging and provided helpful feedback.

    Cons

    The only con for Yankee is the limited employee discount and the long training videos.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great at working with employees to be the best.

  3. "Perfectly Great"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Moorestown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty great place to work for! There is nothing bad I can say about Yankee Candle, it is pretty perfectly great!

    Cons

    There is none I can think about right now. When I think of a con I will come back to post about it.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irmo, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irmo, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros to this job, The atmosphere is a great place to work in the people and management are wonderful. Everyone gets along, The benefits and the knowledge you gain from working there is one of a kind.

    Cons

    There sometimes aren't enough hours and the time that hours that are available are during the holiday time. Sometimes the higher up demands a lot of things which in any company you do but it seems when your ADS or Your LY is down they knock the whole company for it the put it on blast and that I think is a little discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advise to management because the manager I have he is always on point and he's great to work for.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Love Yankee Candle"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Camp Hill, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked on and off as a retail associate at Yankee Candle on and off for about 5 years and I love it so much. It's so easy for me to sell the product because I believe in it. I always have 2+ candles going at my house. My co-workers are still of my best friends- we go mall walking every Sunday. The customers are great. I miss it, which always keeps me coming back.

    Cons

    If I could make enough money doing it, I would work at Yankee Candle full time as a First Assistant Manager.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Intern - Store Manager in Barrie, ND
    Current Intern - Store Manager in Barrie, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yankee Candle as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working with the staff and our guests

    Cons

    I don't believe there's any

    Advice to Management

    There was anything


  7. "Store Manager/VTM"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yankee Candle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have the best DM. Love my job!

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Though bonus program is nice. Work hard, make bonus.

  8. "Yankee"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Macedonia, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Macedonia, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the customers and fragrances. Great place to work. No one should ever go to a candle location with a bad attitude. Made working there fun!

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Its a retail job so that comes with stocking and rude customers. Other thank that I dont have anything bad to say. It was fun.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your subordinates and they will take care of the store. Promote from within and see the good in all the workers. They will appreciate it in the long run.


  9. "First Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Discount only applies to anything that has a scent.
    -A good communicated team will always be happy.
    -Easy stressless job.
    -Can experience: cashier, stock, visual, training.
    -Rare rude customers.
    -Can be ranked in a upper position, if you seem to be over qualified.

    Cons

    -No discount on accessories.
    -A stressful job if you are in a team that lacks good communication.
    -low pay rate.
    -Will realize that not all customers have manners.
    -Freezing in the store if it's snowing out.
    -WILL get addicted to the products if not already.

    Advice to Management

    If you're thinking to get this position, be prepared for all responsibilities. Must learn everythjng as quick as possible. Always stay calm...no matter what the situation is. Upper management is only stressed if there's a lack of communication. Would like to have higher pay rate please.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment and discount"

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The women I worked with were my best friends, the discount and samples were amazing! The customers who came in shared a passion for candles as well.

    Cons

    Difficult floor changes, not enough hours, no manager training/development. Coaching is more than saying sell wick trimmers. Didn't feel safe closing the store alone all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Involve more than just the GM


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