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"Way too stressful."

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

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

Pros

A good deal of the products were fantastic. Decent employee discounts, and free drinks for employees.

Cons

Working there involved working in a very high pressure sales environment that didn't seem to fit with the product being sold. The management staff, and above, were very micromanaging. It was a highly frustrating and discouraging place to work.

Also "Part-Time" was, at most, 10 hours on a good week. Some weeks even good sales people were getting stiffed hours.

Advice to Management

Management really needed to allow their employees to get comfortable with how they were selling. The constant "do it this way" was obnoxious. I never got a chance to find my own process for selling.

Other Employee Reviews for Teavana

  1. "It's just tea"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Team Leader in Christiana, DE
    Former Employee - Visual Team Leader in Christiana, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea
    40% Discount
    Free LB of Starbucks Coffee per week
    Cool stuff to take home

    Cons

    Constantly changing sales models and processes
    Poor business decisions made by upper management
    Pay could be better
    Decietful tactics used to increase sales

    Advice to Management

    Recruit, utilize, develop, and recognize talent when you see it at every level. Being a good sales person does not translate into being a good manager or vice versa. Do not give unsubstantiated health information to customers on the health benefits of the different types of tea, especially to the effect of "This will help you fight your cancer." Thankfully Starbucks now owns the company and things are changing for the better.


  2. "Horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, diverse co-workers...that is about it.

    Cons

    Everything about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.

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