Laid back place to work.
Pros: part time benefits, enjoyable co-workers
Cons: healthcare, labor budget, communication
Overall, my experience at Yankee Candle has been great. I've worked there for 6 years, which alone says it's not a bad place to work. In the past, the company has provided it's employees with great benefits. The company was recently bought out and the benefits aren't as good as they were in the past. For the most part, I've gotten along well with my co-workers although there has been a large turn over in part time managers and sales associates. Because of the turn over, I would often come in early, work late, and work extra shifts, which, unfortunately, had a negative impact on my education. We were often short staffed and at one point our staff was running two stores. Working here has further developed my people skills and helped me to solve problems quickly and stress free.