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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Coralville, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, fun people to work with, good employee discount

    Cons

    Corporate springs sales and tasks on you without warning with little time to prepare


  2. "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time

    Pros

    Make great relationships with coworkers & customers.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs & not enough Indians!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "seasonal fundraising data Clark"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Data Clark in South Deerfield, MA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Data Clark in South Deerfield, MA

    I worked at Yankee Candle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment.
    staff were friendly and helpful.
    Management was good.
    Learning Opportunity.

    Cons

    Just salary is less but overtime was provided.
    Not any other disadvantages.


  4. "Associate Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Graphic Designer in South Deerfield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Graphic Designer in South Deerfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with have become like family. The area is sort of in the middle of nowhere, but it's very beautiful and safe. I have had many opportunities to grow and learn while working here.

    Cons

    The company has been bought out twice since I've worked here. At times, things can be very unstable. The benefits package has gotten worse since I've been here.

    Advice to Management

    Showing employees that they are appreciated is free and goes a long way. The company is growing but it is important not to start treating employees like they are a number.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    When I was part of the Yankee Candle team, I felt as if I were part of a family. The product is wonderful and I felt confident about selling it to our customers. Everyday was fun, even in the middle of chaos.

    Cons

    As with any retail store, sometimes the hours become a little over the top, especially during the holiday season. It would be nice if our consumer economy did not demand such long hours and stores to be open most days of the year, but that is life in the retail business.

    Advice to Management

    This company always provides employee incentives to keep us interested and on our toes. These always make the day more interesting and pushes sales associates to do their best, so keep at it!


  6. "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great smells. Great people to wrk with

    Cons

    Under paid, over worked not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for dedication


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Second Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Wilton, NY
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Wilton, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you truly love candles and have a passion for it like I did it was a wonderful place to work. They would give free tarts and votives to use to try every time they lounged new scents, so we could gain product knowledge. You get 50% off of anything that smells in the store at all times. Sometimes they even would do more, and some off of decor items. If a customer returns a candle thats been slightly burned you are able to purchase that candle for 75% off which I did often.

    Cons

    The down side if I was getting 10$ an hour as a second assistant manager, to me thats degrading. The job is easy (other than normal retail stress) but not something an adult can live on, would be perfect for college or high school student.

    Advice to Management

    raise your pay for employees who are good and passionate about their jobs.

  8. "Very tedious, little to no occasions of enjoyment or times that you can think "I love my job""

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I developed awesome connections with customers, we had regulars that came in and out a few times a month and those were the few people that make working there memorable.

    Cons

    The tedious factor cannot be stressed enough. Shelves and stands need to be 100% the way it is told to be. Certain products can be a few inches turned the wrong way and management or corporate will see this as a major flaw.


  9. "Retail is still Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good People
    -Enjoyed the Product
    -Enjoyed the day-to-day customer interactions

    Cons

    -Low Retail Pay Rate
    -Unrealistic sales expectations for area
    -Upper Management can often micro-manage

    Advice to Management

    Trust your store managers, offer more competitive wages.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time

    Pros

    The people are the strength of this company. Amazing culture.

    Cons

    The leadership team is not doing a good job at promoting internally. There is no room for growth, it is very top heavy. Way too many VPs and not enough managers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you do all you can to retain your employees.


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