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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 for 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Employees to Teavana are what animals are to a circus (watch Water for Elephants if you don't get the analogy).

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Teavana

    Pros

    They have beautiful tea products and fun tea mixtures. They know how to market their merchandise and create the illusion of value.

    Cons

    Illusion is all it is. They use "bait and switch" startegies on employees and customers. On paper, they may say they're open to ideas, yet they crush the spirit (not to mention the backs) of those who question corporate decisions. Surviving as an ethical Teavana employee is almost more of an oxymoron than "an honest politician".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat and pay employees like they work at an ice cream parlor yet expect them to have the maturity to sell like they're in a jewelry store.

    Doesn't Recommend
  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 for 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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