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Corporate Leadership Is Inept - Communication is Non-Existent, Crash and Burn Type Environment

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Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Teavana

Pros

The Teavana brand itself is a great brand to work with - it truly resonates with consumers

Cons

-Poor senior leadership (under qualified)
-100% Sales Driven (at all costs - including sacrificing employees' needs and the brand's integrity)
-Unreasonable expectations - things like "double our growth this year" are commonplace sayings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean out your senior leadership, especially now that you're attempting to be a pre-IPO sort of company. They are holding you back. Invest in a few great minds that understand integrated retail and online marketing.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's Not for Everyone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Teavana

    Pros

    -Great discounts
    -Fantastic career path through internal promotion
    -Extensive, extensive training
    -Good health benefits
    -Performance based compensation (Great, as long as you're good at what you do.)
    -Great corporate support structure
    -Very good communication from the corporate level to the store level

    Cons

    -Aggressive sales environment that isn't a suit to everyone's personality
    -Growing pains as it shifts from small company to big company mentality
    -Inconsistency in policy (It's getting better. Again, growing pains. Trying out new things and tossing what doesn't work)
    -Inconsistency in store and area management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the book! Don't make up your own policies or treat your location as if you own it. We're all in this together, and we all have to be consistent about it. It'll really help us all out long-term.

    Recommends
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    Love sales? This is the place for you.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Teavana

    Pros

    Teavana can be an amazing place to work for, if you are willing to accept their policies and sales techniques. Great benefits, amazing growth opportunities, and decent pay.

    Cons

    This is not a typical retail shop. Sales are your focus, not cashiering or letting customers wander around the store. If you are uncomfortable with difficult customers and a rigid sales process, this is not the place for you

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