Teavana - Rewarding mgmt position overall; improved after Starbucks merger, still dissatisfied and slightly disenfranchised. | Glassdoor
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"Rewarding mgmt position overall; improved after Starbucks merger, still dissatisfied and slightly disenfranchised."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Teavana full-time

Pros

Free cups of delicious, amazing, exotic tea. Amazing colleagues. Some exceptional leadership in places. Better and clearer company direction after the merger. My guess is that new employees brought into the mgmt fold this year will acclimate to the new climate and experience a stronger level of trust as they are brought up in the newer structures. A bright future with Starbucks at the helm.

Cons

For years unnecessary and at times debilitating stress, pressure, and fear generated by certain management. 1 Regional in particular who utilized fear tactics, actual bullying, and unsavory behavior (unintentional or otherwise) to, unfortunately, great success. Many years of little to no development at the AM level (this could be easily changed & improved). Day to day dev. of AM position via RD mentorship is still minimal (RDs have no time to, really) - there is so much going on at the top after the merger, but this area of dev. is KEY to the steering of the ship; many colleagues are on "action plans" or have already left the company, most who trended positive comps year after year until very recently. Hard to fully appreciate the possibility that this is the best course of action, feels reactionary vs pro-active.

Advice to Management

More trust and development of GMs (getting better for GMs) and AMs, new and tenured alike. Worth it, from a pure dollars and cents standpoint. If it seems to upper management that the development of the AMs is on point, I recommend reexamining the approach. There are sig. gaps, hindering execution & comps for many in the field. Pure accountability structures alone (i.e. on paper action plans and counsels) are shortsighted at the least.

Other Employee Reviews for Teavana

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales sales sales"

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

    Pros

    Free tea and great training info

    Cons

    Extremely high pressure sales. Underpaid. Always struggling to meet payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect for the people making tons of Money for you


  2. "Not impressed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learning different types of tea

    Cons

    Don't take the time to properly train employees

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