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Being a manager
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Syracuse, NYDecember 23, 2014
Pros: good management team
Cons: no hours
My typical day at work would be to clock in and get right to work. I would check to see if the DM had sent any emails, what the daily goal is, where we are at, and then start my day. As I would fill the store, I would assists all customers that walk into Yankee candle. My management team is great! We all work very well together to get where our store – more... comps need to be. We are all very productive which is a plus as being a manager. My co-workers are also a great assist to the team. They work very well with the managers including myself, and also with the store. They put in more effort than any other sales associate I've worked with. Closing would have to be one of the most difficult part of the job, handling the deposits, but it's simple for me, just time consuming. Having customers walk out of the store happy with the merchandise that they wanted is the most enjoyable part of the day. My job may be a manager, but at the same time I love to make customers feel good about themselves and what they get before leaving our store. – less
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unloading trailors,palet sorter (Former Employee), Deerfield, MADecember 16, 2014
Pros: good money
Cons: temp job
it was temp work for sesional.i just unloaded trailors by hand and stacked then ocodentley to fit of the pallets
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Great Company
Consumer Direct Lead (Current Employee), South Deerfield, MADecember 6, 2014
Yankee Candle is a great place to work. The corporate culture is that of team work. Everyone enjoys what they do and everyone works well together.
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Great work environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MIDecember 2, 2014
Great staff, and managers. Work flow is good, and of course all the candles. Co-workers all work well together and it's a great work environment.
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Productive and Fun
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Ellenton, FLNovember 30, 2014
Pros: smelling the candles, discounts, etc.
Cons: management, busy work days.
I loved working at Yankee Candle mainly for the customers. Everyone seemed to be very excited to shop with us. I learned how to take care of candles accurately and how our candles were made. Management was tough to work with, very pushy and intimidating. My co-workers were very supportive and fun to work with. The hardest part of this job was dealing – more... with management and our secret shopper. The most enjoyable part of this job was smelling all of our wonderful candles! – less
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Great Company to work for! It all starts here!
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Whatley, MA YCPNovember 25, 2014
Pros: breaks every 2 hours, stretch breaks, overtime, first to smell a new scent, good pay, you're a walking advertisement since you always smell like candles!
Cons: production rates, biweekly pay, candle smell you can't get rid of.
I worked as a Temp for 6 months and really wanted to be permanently hired. I showed how much I love the job and how good of a worker I was and I was hired permanently! My hours are kinda weird (12hr shift) but you take what you can get and. There's always room for advancement! It's the Scenter of the universe in the production plant!
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Great work atmosphere and very hands on training.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Valley, WANovember 12, 2014
Pros: great staff, encouraging work place, smells awesome!
I love my job at Yankee Candle! My coworkers are all so much fun to work with and I love all the hands on training. Everyone there is so approachable and easy to work with. I have learned a lot about customer service and have really improved my skills with customers, adding onto sales, and reaching my sales goals. Unfortunately the sales associates – more... hours have been cut for at least the remainder of the year so I am currently looking for a second job to fill that gap. That so far has been the hardest part of my job is being able to finally feel like I am getting my footing and then my hours are cut but I do love working there the few hours I do get. – less
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Great job with wonderful people!
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee), Dayton, OHNovember 5, 2014
Pros: good pay, great people
Cons: phsyically demanding, hours on your feet
To work at Yankee for my first job has been an absolutely great experience. I start my day by clocking in, and each day is different. I either stock shelves, open shipment, customer service, or clean. Whichever needs done at the time. This can be a very slow pace job, but it also has its demands on very busy days. Also has physical demands with lots – more... of bending down, climbing ladders, and carrying heavy candles during shipment. – less
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Yankee Candle has been a great expierence
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Roanoke, VANovember 4, 2014
Pros: awesome fragrance
Cons: short breaks
I love my job because we are like a family there. We know each others strengths and weaknesses. We pick each other up to keep the work flow going. Its a very happy place to work.
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Second Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Township of Jackson, NJNovember 4, 2014
Most enjoyable part of the job is working with a great product and assisting the guests with there selection and I really enjoyed the paper work required with position as Second Assistant Manager.
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Productive work environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Trumbull, CTNovember 3, 2014
A great environment for someone just out of school and in need of a job. Hours are great depending on availability, must be able to lift at least 30lbs and must be willing to dive deep into the atmosphere of America's Best Loved Candle.
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Lack of Support
Store Manager (Former Employee), Wayne, NJOctober 22, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: long hrs
Lack of support from District manager. Loved the products and discount. A typical day would be alone in the store for 5 hrs or more. Managers are expected to work way past 40 hrs a week with no compensation.
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Productive and Fun environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Maplewood, MNOctober 21, 2014
Pros: friendly team environment
Cons: retail, not enough hours
A typical day at work at Yankee Candle consisted of interacting with customers, general up-keeping of the store, entering our sales numbers into a spreadsheet, and keeping stock. From working at Yankee, I learned how to dedicate myself to a company and a job position. I loved going to work everyday and seeing what each new day brought us. At Yankee, – more... we were family, with the manager as our mother.I would say the people I worked with were the best part of the job, and the hardest would be taking inventory! It was hard to keep count of every candle in the store while maintaining excellent customer service. Chances are that if Yankee offered more hours and pay, along with it fitting into my schedule with school and personal priorities, I would still be employed with this company. – less
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fun place to work
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), Portage, MIOctober 19, 2014
yankee candle is a great place to work, great customers and a very fun job, I had great co workers there.
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Very steady workflow. Excellent Management
Second Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Topanga PlazaOctober 17, 2014
Pros: great discounts on store and company products
Cons: not always busy
Great product. Excellent Management and Team. Not always busy , but when it is busy, sales are amazing. The hardest part of the job is convincing the customer why our product is worth the price.
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the smells were wonderful, great product
Store Manager (Former Employee), Geneva, ILOctober 1, 2014
Pros: got a discount and you got to see the new products first
Cons: no time for breaks
Enjoyable, great customers who shared ideas, schedule was great, it felt like Christmas everyday. You were allowed to help every customer and given the opportunity to make them happy.
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I love my staff and my guests
Assistant Manger/ Store Manager (Former Employee), Bowling Green, KYSeptember 30, 2014
Pros: employee discount and the flex spending match
Cons: district managers that play favorites
However, the company does not look into its Distrct managers and pay attention to the things they are doing. Favorites are definately played. My overall plan was to never leave the company, but I had to move 300 miles to get a promotion. I learned my integrity is the most improtant thing I have. I loves helping guests find everything they wanted and – more... needed. Hardest part of the job was letting someone go for not performing to standards. – less
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Stressful at times, fun, educational
Store Manager (Former Employee), FloridaSeptember 23, 2014
Management can be " all over the place" not on the same page and other times it can be a great place to work. Senior management was very condescending at times, unappreciative of hard work.

Co-workers for the most part were supportive OR they could stab you in the back. The most difficult part of the job was the secret shops. The most enjoyable part – more... of the job was having a cohesive team that supported each other and enjoyed the work. – less
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Good Company that is growing
Purchasing Agent (Current Employee), Whately, MASeptember 16, 2014
Pros: free produce
Cons: work / life balance
Hours 8am-4:30pm
Project Management / Purchasing / Negotiations
Coworkers mostly good
Managing through Infrastructure
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Warm and inviting place you want to be.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Farmington, CTSeptember 9, 2014
Working for Yankee Candle was comfortable and slow paced. You could always find something to do between assisting a guest or stocking and fixing shelves. I learned so much about Yankee Candle products. I gained knowledge on how to cleanly burn a candle without a yucky mess. Also, I was amused by the different types of ways you can bring fragrance anywhere. – more... Yankee Candle has so many products from burning a regular candle to using a plug-in and so much more. The people I worked with were great. Was always a joy working in the Farmington, CT store. The hardest part of the day was if we had to do a floor reset. And those were pretty frequent. The thing I enjoyed most about working for Yankee Candle was the customers. Whenever I helped a customer find what they wanted and they left in a happy mood, I felt happy. – less

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