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Reviews for The Yankee Candle Company Inc

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.87
Support from management
3.50
Teamwork
3.63
Freedom to work independently
3.97
Internal Communication
3.07
Office / Work Environment
3.86
Environmental Friendliness
3.52
Work-Life Balance
3.33
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.04

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.17
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.30
Career Development
3.33
Overall compensation for your work
3.33
Company Image
3.77
Job Security
3.47
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.03
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 7 of 30 reviews Parking in 13 of 30 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 30 reviews Stock or equity options in 8 of 30 reviews 401(k) in 17 of 30 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 3 of 30 reviews Desirable office location in 4 of 30 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 30 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 7 of 30 reviews 401(k) Match in 9 of 30 reviews Flexible spending account in 4 of 30 reviews Paid time off in 18 of 30 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 14 of 30 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 12 of 30 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 30 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 30 reviews Health and wellness programs in 9 of 30 reviews Employee discounts in 25 of 30 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 30 reviews Employee events in 6 of 30 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 3 of 30 reviews Fitness center on site in 2 of 30 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 30 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • inceased pay for management, less strict dress code

What I like about the company

Our team always worked well together & everyone was supportive of one another even though we were competing against each other in sales. Overall the company was great to work for other than the medoicre pay.

What I dislike about the company

I disapproved of middle management (Director level) ot being held accountable for working their required hours, working from home, they were absent in stores

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Old woman prude culture.

Support from management

They were kinda rude to me the whole time I worked there. The energy was really passive aggressive.

Teamwork

They basically wanted us to act exactly in a particular way towards everyone which I thought was odd and cult-like

Freedom to work independently

They were all pretty independent I guess

Internal Communication

They were always fake with me so that’s not cool

Gender Equality

The customers were mostly women and the employees were all women so yes

Attitude towards older colleagues

Pretty much all of the employees I worked with were elderly

Career Development

I think you still have to apply for a bigger role and if they like you they might accept your application

Overall compensation for your work

Minimum wage kinda sucked but it was fine I guess.

Office / Work Environment

It got so freezing cold in there that I could barely move my jaw to speak.

Environmental Friendliness

We threw all the trash away all in one big trash thing. I’m pretty sure nothing was recycled but it was all cardboard so I’m not sure what they do with that

Work-Life Balance

Hours were not flexible so that was kinda annoying

Company Image

My current employer is 100% better than my last one.

Job Security

If I called out sick and it wasn’t two weeks ahead of time they’d get rude with me so probably not that stable.

Handicapped Accessibility

The enterence was definitely wide enough for a wheelchair, but the tiny little storage room could have never fit any type of wheelchair, and the gap between the counter and the wall was almost too thin to walk through.

Workplace Safety

Yes there are glass jars lining every shelf, but we always kept it comfortably safe

Challenging Work

It was most challenging when they told me I was doing everything wrong no matter how I did it.

Inclusive / Diverse

Nobody really spoke about diversity in there, but I’d say they were okay? Don’t really know

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think that the company is cool but they really could lighten up on everyone. I think they need to make schedules more flexible because I had to sacrifice so many things for work, and I wasn’t allowed to call out less than two weeks ahead

What I like about the company

The most positive experience that I had there, was leaving on my last day on the job. I bought six candles and I dipped.

What I dislike about the company

They were honestly really sketchy. They were low key rude all the time and they were always in a bad mood. I couldn’t sit down one bit for 4 hours and I never got a break.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc.
  • City
    Annapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

great

Teamwork

no comment

Freedom to work independently

we are by ourselves most of the time

Internal Communication

no clue about future promos or they change their minds last minute

Work-Life Balance

no comment

Challenging Work

no very

Suggestions for improvement

  • more and better pay especially those that have been around for many years

What I like about the company

i have met so many graet people in the past 10 years

What I dislike about the company

they pay straight up sucks. yes we have a bonus if we make our numbers but it is not enough

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 14.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

I enjoy the team I work with.

Teamwork

Pushes for positive work situations

Freedom to work independently

Yes completely

Internal Communication

Daily check-ins

Gender Equality

We are mainly a company of females

Attitude towards older colleagues

They are just as much a part of the team as the next person

Work-Life Balance

Works with your schedule needs

Challenging Work

Only slightly challenging work.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Prices need to be lowered to attract more customers. Not just frequent sales. Prices are too high.

What I like about the company

You get to meet such wonderful people and customers.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes the level of expectations is too high.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Company Culture

Bad work environment, very toxic management

Challenging Work

Easy job itself

Suggestions for improvement

  • There should be more regard to issues in the workplace, specifically bullying and toxic behavior

What I like about the company

The customers were nice, and the job itself was easy and enjoyable.

What I dislike about the company

The computer system is unhelpful, and could be tweaked to be more helpful to things like counting tills and keeping track of customer base.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

The Yankee Candle Company is a great company to work for.

Support from management

The Yankee Candle Company is a great company to work for.

Challenging Work

The easiest job I think I ever had.

Suggestions for improvement

  • No major improvements needed.

What I like about the company

The company allowed me maternity leave plus extra time off when I went into labor extremely early then spending months in the NICU out of state. Upon returning to work, the company and store personnel were all very kind and understanding. I could not imagine any other company treating an employee so well.

What I dislike about the company

In the year I worked for this company, there wasn't anything I disapproved of.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change all of upper management to people who actually care and listen.

What I like about the company

The positive personal experiences are with the people I work with. They are the reason I go to work everyday and I love them. They are like family to me.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the hypocrisy from management on how things are done. I disapprove of the job they are doing.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More full time positions for folks on the production floor.

What I like about the company

I really enjoy working with the people i work with.

What I dislike about the company

Company policies change often.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc.
  • City
    Whately
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 15.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Making sure everyone felt important at there job.

What I like about the company

I worked there only seasonally but loved every second of it. Was always busy. Boss was amazing. I loved working with something i love, candles!

What I dislike about the company

I wish it didn't feel like you had to be in there cliques to fit in to belong.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc.
  • City
    Henderson
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 07.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better and more respectful management

What I like about the company

Coworkers feel like second family

What I dislike about the company

Lack of caring, communication and respect

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Yankee Candle Company Inc
  • City
    South Deerfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered