Yankee Candle Company
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Interviews at Yankee Candle Company

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Yankee Candle Company.
Interview experience
Based on 52 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 51 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 49 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Yankee Candle Company

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
37%
About a week
27%
About two weeks
24%
More than one month
8%
About a month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
89%
Background check
49%
Phone call/screening
34%
Problem solving exercises
19%
Drug test
9%
Least reported steps
Group interview
2%
Presentation
2%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Yankee Candle Company

  • I didn't have one, was referred by a friend, came in, filled out the paperwork, started the next day
    Shared on September 27, 2018 - 2nd Assistant Manager - Lewisville, TX
  • I had two in person interviews and it was very personable and friendly.
    Shared on May 30, 2018 - Assistant Manager - Leesburg, VA
  • Very laid back. Was asked why I waned to work an yankee and why I thought I would be a good fit. Was asked for my availability and how many hours I would like to work. Maybe 10-15 minutes total
    Shared on March 14, 2018 - Sales Associate - Springfield, OH

Interview questions at Yankee Candle Company

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Previous work experience
    If i planned to move up in the company

    where i seen myself in a few years
    Shared on January 3, 2019 - Assistant Manager - Lakeland, FL
  • What my ambitions are personally and professionally. How could Yankee be an asset to me and how I could be Ann assery to Yankee. Trey worked on getting to know me as a person and employee. Transpare…
    Shared on July 12, 2018 - Cashier/Sales Associate - Ocala, FL
  • Operational strong questioning for mgmt
    Shared on May 13, 2018 - Store Manager - The Woodlands, TX
Interview tips at Yankee Candle Company
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)76%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)16%
  • They didn’t have a dress code6%
  • Formal (business suit)2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Yankee Candle Company
  • Be yourself
    Shared on July 31, 2018 - Part-time Assistant Manager - Saginaw, MI
  • Be on time, professional, friendly, outgoing and willing to learn and follow the steps for secret shops. be flexible with availability you must work nights weekends and holidays no acceptions.
    Shared on July 30, 2018 - STORE MANAGER - NY
  • You must love candles! This company is about creating an peaceful and quiet atmosphere that is enhanced by pleasant and enjoyable fragances.
    Shared on June 8, 2018 - Sales Associate - Charlottesville, VA
The first interview at Yankee Candle Company
How candidates got an interview
  • I walked in49%
  • Paper application17%
  • Employee referral14%
  • Through Indeed.com10%
  • Other online application8%
How candidates received their first interview at Yankee Candle Company
  • I applied in store and constantly checked up on my application for nearly 6 months due to staffing still being full.
    Shared on January 3, 2019 - Assistant Manager - Lakeland, FL
  • I know the store manager very well and she was looking for assistant manager.
    Shared on June 27, 2018 - Assistant Manager - Spokane, WA
  • I walked right in!
    Shared on May 9, 2018 - Sales Associate - Southbury, CT