Teavana General Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2015
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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Teavana (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

Interview

Great energy, awesome questions. Interviewer was very attentive and asked great questions. They gave great stories about their work experience that gave you a vision on how to get to the next level. Absolutely enjoyed the experience!

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Teavana

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Teavana in July 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter. Then Area Manager and lastly the Regional Manager. I have multiple years of experience, and asked more questions than they did. They had all of the right answers of my questions about the job, training, what would be expected of me and even the expectations on scheduling. I was quickly hired. (About a week from start to finish.)

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected... I asked more questions than all of my interviewers. They all were very interested in telling me their background, none of which were relevent to the job. Every person from this company will ask the same questions, in the same order.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiating, they will make 1 offer.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Teavana (San Diego, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Interview with area manager, phone and in person. Phone interview with regional manager. Area manager was late for the interview by hours, and late by one day for the follow up phone interview. Regional manager was on time for interview. Stressful as I had to follow up weekly. Phone calls were not answered or returned till the end of the process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I held out for 30% more money and I got it.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Teavana (Nashville, TN) in January 2012.

    Interview

    One (very long) interview, hired two days later

    Interview Questions

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Teavana (Buffalo, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    As I conduct all of the interviews at my store, I can say that Teavana teaches us to use behavioral based interview questions. For example, I will ask you a time when you set a goal and achieved it (to determine your drive.) Conversely, I will ask you to tell me about a time when you set a goal and did not meet it. I am looking for contrary evidence during this part of the interview. Expect to be interviewed looking for your ability to be a salesperson - how competitive, outgoing, aggressive and driven you are as a candidate. Expect to be tested during the interview - sell me this cup of tea or tell me about that sample you tried. Some general managers will even send you to the sample cart during the interview to see how comfortable you are getting in front of a group of people.

    Interview Questions

    • Any of the converse questions. As you prepare for jobs, always be prepared with a go-to list of things you've done really well in your prior work, academic or athletic experience. Know your passions and be prepared to offer the interviewer a glimpse into your personal life, without being detailed. Have an idea of some things in your past work that you could have done better and have learned from.   Answer Question
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Teavana in September 2008.

    Interview

    Interviews are usually conducted in a two-stage process. The first interview is conducted by the assistant general manager. If they like you, you'll be scheduled with the general manager. Typically twenty to thirty minutes for team members, thirty minutes to an hour for keyholders. Expect to be asked to 'sell' something of yours to the interviewer, and to spend five to ten minutes working their sample cart.

    Higher ranking managers are typically hired from within. If you applied, sit and wait. It's pretty arbitrary which candidates receive interviews and which don't, resumes and experience are rarely taken into account. Expect to be told you'll hear by a certain date and to have that date be pushed back as it comes closer, most likely this will happen several times.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about a time you broke the rules to achieve results."   1 Answer

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