Anything negative that anyone has said about being a Teavana employee is pretty much entirely true. No one is exaggerating their experiences. Their bad experiences also didn't happen because they weren't a good employee, or because they didn't care about the product or how they performed as an employee. That is the farthest thing from the truth if anything. That's just some corporate or higher up nonsense that is pointing the blame where it doesn't need to be directed! I am so sick of hearing blame like, "Oh if you cared", "Oh if you followed the sales process", or "Oh if you fullly believed in the product", as excuses as to why an employee is having bad experiences at work!
You bust your rear as a Teavana employee, but your all and your best isn't good enough if you aren't making those sales goals! It doesn't matter how great your work ethic is, or how above and beyond you go. It's never good enough. Is it right that your employees go to work everyday feeling like they are never good enough even though they did everything they could to make their sales goals? Please tell me...is it their fault if there is no mall traffic, or if there are too many people working in your store at one given time...making it impossible to reach your sales goal?? Also, please tell me if it is their fault that people are cutting back spending on luxuries and don't WANT to buy more than 2 oz of tea at one time, no matter how much you worked the sales process? These factors are never accounted for, only the $$$ you see on the weekly report matter. I would think if anything, you would be grateful to your employees for any sales you can get right now.
So this is the life of a Teavana employee. Your dedication and hard work are nothing if you don't have the numbers they want. You often times leave work feeling like you didn't do your job good enough, even when you gave it your all.
Nobody is slandering the company when they share their experience, only stating the facts. The truth is not always so nice is it?
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on Mar 20th, '09, 17:29, edited 1 time in total.