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Former Employee - Sales
Former Employee - Sales

I worked at Teavana part-time for less than a year


-Free drinks while working
-Great discounts
-Awesome Co-workers
-Learned new things about tea
-Flexible with my school schedule


- Too much to learn in too little time. Maybe it was the location I worked, but they didn't allow us to take home the textbook sized manuals that taught you all about the teas and
products they had, so I was basically in the dark about many of the products.

- They expected you to always fill up the canisters for new customers, but this would MOSTLY turn off a lot of the customers because they would see the price. No one wants to pay $200 for tea

-Training was very hectic. The managers in charge of training often had to go in and out to tend to customers and then help us learn the material. It seemed very stressful for them, and because of this, it felt disorganized.

-My biggest reason for leaving was my general manager. She took sales from me because I was "training" even though I did all the talking. She even stole a $500 sale I had.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow us to take home the manuals and maybe come up with a better training program.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teaologist and tea lover of Teavana.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teavana part-time


    Drink yummy delicious tea all day for free.


    I agree 100% with the post above that people in charge would take your sales that you worked very hard to get, and use your skills with and maliciously put it under their name. Many team leads and managers tend to do this where I worked. It depends on the person. Is a pay very little cut throat job in store that pressures you and stresses you to sell in the end making the general manager the winner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Horrible communication in management and too much in clicks in not listening to all employees, and making up rumors not professional..

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teavana not as it seems.

    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Teavana part-time for less than a year


    Sip Tea all day. :)


    Very malicious sales environment whereas the GM and especially the team leads would steal your hard earn sales and put it under their sale name.

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