Teavana

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Decent part time job

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Teavana (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Good tea
-Fun people to work with sometimes

Cons

-Catty atmosphere
-Sales felt too pushy

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Teavana is the Devil

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teavana part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free tea during shifts, uniforms are not required but no jeans or flip flops, a nice discount for employees.

    Cons

    Hiring managers never mentioned that the job was sales based during the interview. Had I known I would have never taken the job offer in the first place. I did not find out the job was sales based until my second week of training. But, I decided to stick it out since I was almost done with training and just went with it. It turned out to be a huge waste of time. Not to mention the training is the most ridiculous training I have ever experienced. The training manager was basically teaching employees how to lie and trick customers into buying over priced tea. On to of that the pay sucked! For the amount of work that you do it really is not worth it. The management was so horrible, they would never give feedback or coach employees on how to improve. I felt lost a lot of the time.
    I can't forget to mention the sales tactics. They are probably the most shady I have ever encountered. If you are a natural born hustler, this job is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually know how to manage a store. Pay your employees more and enough with the shady tactics!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast Paced, Rushed, and Disappointing.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - General Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Teavana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Very fast paced, you can move up quickly if you have the ability to handle the workload and the travel.

    Cons

    Management is quick to judgement. You are not trusted with your store, you are micromanaged with a fine tooth comb and when you don't make the sales they want, they begin finding unethical ways to boot out out of the job. They do not pay their managers a salary to make it easier to fire them if need be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try and understand that your store managers need more than a 80% Sales 20% Operations split. Store Managers should be handling a 50/50 workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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