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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the products as well as the opportunities for growth and bonuses.

    Cons

    There was a really terrible situation that happened withing the store that I worked at and it caused 4 of the employees to quit because they felt like they weren't heard or taken seriously by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the part-timers and assistant managers in your stores. What the Store Manager says, isn't always truth. And remain professional. Don't be-friend any of the employees that you have that work up under you. And to HR, shame on you for not doing your part either and cutting hard working employees out of bonuses that they EARNED.

  3. "2017 Yankee Candle Update"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Open atmosphere
    Quality of Life Balance
    Financially sound

    Cons

    Company direction constantly changing
    Lack of clear vision


  4. "Very good job"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is amazing! 50% off candles and 30% off accessories and anything not a candle. Hours are good. Management is very good.

    Cons

    You have to wear jeans only or black pants and only black or white shirts. Can't use your discount with coupons


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was better than average

    Cons

    Unlawfully dismissed employees. No feedback, no support, impossible goals and overly stringent guidelines. There are much better places to work for that don't, for example, force managers to use vacation hours so they can schedule more than single coverage during the holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think this is fixable.


  6. "Yankee Candle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Good Pay. Great Bonuses!

    Cons

    No overtime for Salaried employees. Sometimes working 50 hrs a wk.


  7. "Part-time cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canoga Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Candles and the outfit were the only pros

    Cons

    Working unpaid overtime was a major con

    Advice to Management

    Stop overtime without pay

  8. "easy job, but slow paced and low wage"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    perfect for high school students

    Cons

    can be very slow paced


  9. Helpful (2)

    "What did you expect?"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guests - people are always happy while shopping for luxurious wasteful items
    Discounts - the newer employees truly jump for the bargains

    Cons

    That discount won't pay your bills, plus 50% off is the same as Buy 1 Get 1 coupons the company shoves down the guests throats.
    Conversion - whether you're in an indoor or outdoor mall, this is a killer. Shopkick is installed close to the threshold, which the company merged with to lure in more revenue, and guess what? There are more people popping up just for the "kicks." They don't want to be approached by the staff. Daily last minute changes to floor set makes a negative impact on those "controllables."
    Corporate employees are sweet but don't know all the policies which are being informed to the store employees, this causes major issues when guest feels they're being lied to.
    District Managers - The majority are fantastic but not all. How is it okay for certain Store Managers to be M.I.A. while performing "special tasks" either with the DM or solo.

    Advice to Management

    Newell is here to make massive revenue and they're really good at it. Say good bye to the Mom & Pop feeling and step up to the professional plate.


  10. "Yankee"

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

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    The quality of the product is terrific.

    Cons

    The prices are a bit high.


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