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Very stressful job with little compensation.
2nd Asst. Manager (Former Employee), Arlington, TXMarch 12, 2014
Pros: good discounts on products for employees.
Cons: rude managers, felt like corporate didn't care.
Typical day at work was very stressful (because of my manager at the time.) Management was very unpleasant to work with; did personal errands while leaving one person in the store. We are graded every few months on how well we know the product; if we get a score below 90, we are written up (depending on who got graded, them, plus MOD, would get written – more... up.) – less
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Simply put: Shady, ignore best practices, and violate their own HR policy
Manager (Former Employee), West CoastMarch 8, 2014
Pros: health benefits (bluecross)
Cons: poor leadership, unreachable hr, violate own policy, unrealistic expectations
This is a company that at one point was somewhat reputable. That has now changed with aggressive DM's and passive HR that is better at ignoring than addressing any issues. I personally, would never work for them again and will no longer shop there as well. Yankee, you have absolutely lost your way and soon the public will see it too.
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Seasonal job, fun positive workplace
Sales Associate /Cashier (seasonal) (Former Employee), tarentum, paMarch 7, 2014
Pros: positive workplace, decent pay
I worked Yankee Candle as a seasonal job. The workplace was very positive and fun. Management was upbeat and liked their jobs. the breaks were adequate for the hours worked and the pay was good for a seasonal job. It was a nice way to get some extra cash around the holidays!
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Great small store atmosphere but corporate stinks
SECOND ASSISTANT MANAGER, SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIMarch 1, 2014
Corporate expects A LOT of add on selling and they secret shop and are not satisfied with anything short of perfect. I had a great store manager so she tried to focus on the positives, but corporate just pushed for bigger and bigger sales. It's ALL about selling more while pretending to be all about helping the customer. I loved working with my customers – more... and loved helping them find additional merchandise, but I didn't like feeling the pressure to try to add on 3 or 4 things to their purchase when they are already dropping $30 on a candle! – less
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fun to work at
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee), Deerfield, MAFebruary 24, 2014
recommend to people. Make many friends along the way. Very conscience about taking breaks and stretching thruout the day.
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Yankee Candle, The Best place to work in Retail
CSR/Second Assistant Manager (Current Employee), South Portland, MEFebruary 14, 2014
Working at Yankee Candle is by far the best retail, almost minimum wage job I have ever had. I feel this way because I believe in the product that I am selling and that makes my job that much easier.

I have learned in the short time working here that there is a SCIENCE to burning candles. There really is! There definitely is more to it than just wax – more... and a wick and that's what's fascinating.

The most enjoyable part of the job is getting the chance to work with the people I work with. Each and every person at my store brings a light to face and makes working retail absolutely worth it! – less
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Productive and fun work place
Seasonal Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Flint, MIFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: working with great people
Cons: no benefits
- Very productive
- Management was great
- Co-workers were great
- Enjoyed working with others
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warehouse operative (Former Employee), Avonmouth, ENGFebruary 10, 2014
Excellent customer service
Ability to prioritise, organise and multi-task
Capable of working under leadership and direction
Can use own initiative and work without supervision
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent team player
Cash handling & Credit card payment procedures
Housekeeping duties
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Fun, fast-paced work environment.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Mesa, AZFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: freindly staff and guests.
Cons: having to fight the lunch crowd at the mall.
I loved working for the Yankee Candle Company. My team members were always helpful, to each other and our guests. Management made it to learn new tasks and procedures. Setting up and re building visual displays was a favorite past time of mine. I would definitely work there again!
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Customer Services & Sales Enhancing
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Livingston, NJFebruary 3, 2014
• Organized, distributed sales and company promotions with sampling & up-selling
• Performed all cash register duties
• Set up seasonal planograms
• Answering of the telephone & represented the company in a professional manner
• Trained in stocking, damages, & inventory systems to be performed on both sales floor and in back-room of the store
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Administrator (Former Employee), Bristol, ENGFebruary 3, 2014
Customer Service for Export Germany - CRF check, data entry orders & returns, outbound calls, E-mails.
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Great team to work with, great products!
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Frankenmuth, MIFebruary 1, 2014
Pros: great benefits, even for part time, great breaks
Cons: short shifts on off season
Yankee is dedicated to providing quality customer service. Managers treat associates with respect, because all workers are important to the store goal. Working with Yankees products is enjoyable, and the customers are just as passionate about the product as the employees are.
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Fun work environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Mankato, MNJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: in the mall, free candles or discounts
Working around candles is always nice. You and the store always smell amazing. It is fun to relate candles to experiences with the customers and find any item to fit their needs. Sometimes the people you work with can be snobby but that happens almost anywhere. Overall the company is fantastic and fun to work with. It is a great job for a college student – more... if you work plenty of hours. – less
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Best job in retail!!!
Seasonal Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Orange Park, FLJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: fun, everyone is kind, learn tons
Cons: not alot of hours
I had the best bosses and co-workers that I worked with. My first job was with them and it was so enjoying. Im most grateful that I worked with them
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yankee candle
Sale Associate (Current Employee), Hampton, VAJanuary 24, 2014
Pros: getting to smell all types of candles
Cons: the hours are not that great
working at yankee candle is really not that hard and its fun... i never knew that so many peolpe loved candles and shop for them by season... if you like working with people and love candles yankee candle is the place for you
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Good smelling candles
Store Associate (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: working with candles
Cons: seasonal employment
Maintaining records of sales and balanced cash draws daily. I learned to Coordinate and arrange merchandise displays.Operate computer cash register. Handled cash, check and charge cards. I didn't care for management. Co-workers were great to work with. hardest part was the training The most enjoyable part was having a job.
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Decent place.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Pottstown, PAJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: small store.
Cons: short breaks, busy mall.
This store taught me most of the things I needed to know about retail, despite having worked it numerous times before. Although I did enjoy my time there, for the most part, I was in disagreement with the management for my particular store. I enjoyed everyone else I worked with.

The best part of the job was the down time with my coworkers.
The hardest – more... part was trying to play two roles. – less
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great people
Cashier (Former Employee), williamsburg vaJanuary 13, 2014
loved the shops within they had all types of shops in the building
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overall a nice place to work
District Sales Manager (Current Employee), Deerfield,MAJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: fun place to work
Cons: work life balance-advancement
•a typical day at work
•what you learned
•management
•your co-workers
•the hardest part of the job
•the most enjoyable part of the job
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Great productive workplace especially around the holidays!
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Syracuse, NYJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: all associates receive a 50% discount on any scented product!
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work consists of assisting almost every customer, working the cashier, stocking candles, and unloading shipment. It was a fun paced job. During my time there I learned how to build a relationship with regular customers as well as compliment different fragrances with other scents as needed for the customer. The hardest part of the job – more... was trying to help every customer with their specific needs and that was also the enjoyable part of the job as well. When I know what I'm doing at a job I stick with it and it becomes enjoyable to me not just another task. – less

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