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The Yankee Candle Company Company Information
The Yankee Candle Company Overview
Popular American retailer The Yankee Candle Company, often abbreviated to Yankee Candle, is a subsidiary company currently owned by the Jardin Corporation. Yankee Candle began in 1969, and their headquarters are in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Yankee Candle also has a factory in Whately, MA. The first brick-and-mortar shop opened in 1975.
Yankee Candle manufactures and distributes scented candles. They also sell candle accessories, like candle holders and dinnerware. Their products are available through many major retailers, both in-person, via catalog and online, and in many more shops of various sizes around the world. Yankee Candle has over 500 stores, which are generally located in malls across the US, though a few can be found in Canada.
The Boston Globe reports that Yankee Candle has about 1,300 employees. Their 2013 net sales clocked in at $863 million, with $494 million in gross profit.
The Yankee Candle Company Job Opportunities
Headquarters in South Deerfield, MA need business professionals who can work in marketing, finance and merchandising. An accounting degree and experience lends itself well to available accounting and analyst jobs at headquarters. To work more closely with the product, Yankee Candle hires candidates with marketing and merchandising experience to work with advertisements and the placement of merchandise within the store. Machine operators and factory worker positions are available at the Whately factory location.
Retail locations around the country hire part-time associates to work in the shops. Many shops hire seasonally for the holidays, so a good time to apply at Yankee Candle retail locations is in the fall. Job seekers looking for full-time work, who have management experience or bachelor's degrees may want to apply for management positions, which include benefits and the chance to grow within the company, for example from an assistant to a general retail manager. Yankee Candle offers some management positions with part-time schedules, good for those with management experience but who have delicate work-life-balances to maintain.
The Yankee Candle Company Work Culture
Yankee Candle employees reference the teamwork and the benefits provided by the company. The individual is important in the Yankee Candle family of employees, which the company displays by offering a range of benefits to both full and part-time employees, including 401k plans, paid vacation time and some medical insurance. The company also focuses on sustainability and is currently reviewing and updating their energy use, their packaging materials and their recycling practices.