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"Uncomfortable working environment, bad company policies"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Not bad for a first job experience.

Cons

Manager was rude and impersonal. Company policies were ridiculous. Uncomfortable working environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Teavana

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not good for long-term employment."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Independence, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *free drinks *40% discount, which is now changing to 30% *learning knowledge about teas

    Cons

    *impossible sales goals *too sales driven to care about employees *competition in store because of sales goals creates bad morale *sampling for hours with no result *turnover rates

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting because of numbers, try promoting based on skills, education, character, etc. The turnover rate is rdiculous, but there is a reason behind it. Employees are so worried about sales goals that no one cares about what the customer truly wants or needs and it causes tension in the workplace because of competition and employees constantly worrying about making goals and numbers. Employees only do a good job and get praised if they sell cast iron or a high volume of tea 3-5 lbs in one transaction. Hopefully Starbucks comes in and changes things. This is not a good company to work for.


  2. "It was a fruitful disaster,"

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    Current Employee - Visual Team Leader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Visual Team Leader in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teavana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) given the privilege to have free cups of tea during your shift
    2) receive 40% off all merchandise and loose leaf tea
    3) Learn to be an amazing salesperson with rigorous tasks that no other sales job would ever have you do.

    Cons

    The amount we are paid isn't properly justified for the amount of effort we exert and the intensity of the sales process we are forced to perform immaculately.

    I prefer honesty to be the best policy, but Teavana certainly does not have this with the customer in mind.

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