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Tons of freedom but lack of compensation

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Former Employee - Designer  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Teavana full-time for more than a year

Pros

Coworkers are amazing, Freedom, low stress,

Cons

Lack of structure, lack of appreciation of hard work, things became much more complicated when the company was acquired by Starbucks

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazing, feels like a second home.

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teavana part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment, Dream Management, Bonus Checks

    Cons

    Success in the company is solely based on sales per hour. Must be a proficient sales associate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associage
    Former Employee - Sales Associage

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

    Pros

    Free drinks during shift
    No drug testing

    Cons

    The store I work at isn't active until Christmas week, so it is really hard to make the sales goals the rest of the year. They want you to use the sales processes which is frustrating because the customers don't want to be bothered with it. And when you do find a customer that wants to purchase some of the sample teas, they find out its a blend and the price of the two teas and sugar is expensive.. I have personally seen my manager scare potential customers because of her stalker methods. The zoning sucks since you lose sales, and the employees know they are stealing sales.. This job is for someone who can have a long term commitment, but please make sure the location has actual business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the sales process. Stop lay of the artificial flavorings, sampling doesn't work (it scares off people)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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