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Yankee Candle Reviews

Updated 16 October 2018
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Pros
  • "awesome employee discount and flexible hours" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Great discount, nice staff to work with, flexible schedule and the customers are very friendly" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management can be overly strict and not very understanding" (in 43 reviews)

  • "nothing really, but its low pay" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Deerfield, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moved up quickly, helpful, upbeat, fun

    Cons

    Wasn't trained properly, left to fend for myself

    Advice to Management

    My manager hadn't had to train someone for my position in 8 years prior to me getting the job, so she didn't know any of the information necessary for my training, which put me in a tight spot. I was forced to get my training over the phone from the help desk or from managers at other stores. Managers, know your stuff.


  2. "Very fast paced job have to grasp things and training fast"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Newport News, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Newport News, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little customer interaction , fast paced job always have something to do

    Cons

    Have to learn and apply knowledge very quickly to get recognized, and stay ahead of everything
    Pay isn’t enough

  3. "Corporate Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle full-time

    Pros

    The salary is great if you're relocating to the area.

    Cons

    There are many tenured employees that are resistant to new ideas and change - or anyone coming in from the outside.
    There have been many lay offs which has lead to an unhealthy work environment.


  4. "Fun Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Management, Fun Products, Good Discount, Good Work Environment

    Cons

    No steady schedule, Hours could fluctuate a lot


  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    The scents were nice to be around. Good employee discount

    Cons

    Aggressive selling, shifts were hard to get filled


  6. "2nd Assistanf manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It smells amazing & you learn to appreciate sensory environments

    Cons

    Very conservative, not much individualism. Not much room for growth


  7. "Central Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yankee Candle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good community of people and flexitime

    Cons

    If you’re good at you’re job you’ll be exploited to pick up everyone else’s slack. Massive benefits put into sales at the expense of everyone else. No trust or development as they will always hire outside instead of within.

  8. "Second Assistant Manager"

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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

    Great people! Love the atmosphere

    Cons

    Nothing, everything is so amazing


  9. "2nd Asst. MGR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Yankee Candle part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, employee discount, flexible hours

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, barely above minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Pay the sales associates/ 2nd Assistant Managers better


  10. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Happy atmosphere, typical retail job.

    Cons

    overtly happy to the point where its nauseating


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