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DAVIDsTEA Reviews

Updated 21 July, 2017
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  • No benefits (health) for part time work (in 18 reviews)

  • Hard to get full time hours (perhaps specific to the store) (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DAVIDsTEA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture with lots of perks
    Free tea while working
    Relaxed, fun working environment
    Community events to participate in

    Cons

    Developed flow chart for staff to follow when interacting with customers - very robotic sounding
    Room for growth internally definitely not as good as when it started


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Tea Guide in Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Tea Guide in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DAVIDsTEA part-time

    Pros

    Free tea during the shift
    50% discount

    Cons

    Hire too many people then give them one shift a week or two (if you're lucky), making it impossible to make a descent amount of money.
    Manager cares more about sales than you. It's like they are always testing you and constantly badgering you about your faults.
    Gives short shifts so that you don't get a brake
    Overall you get annoyed working there, not that great of a place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop badgering your employees and try to uplift them instead.


  3. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DAVIDsTEA full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere work
    Good organisation

    Cons

    Bad increase salary every year


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  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at DAVIDsTEA part-time

    Pros

    Good energy great training lots of feedback

    Cons

    No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be reasonable with expectations or pay more/better


  6. "Tea Guide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DAVIDsTEA part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and community, unlimited tea during shifts

    Cons

    Favouritism from management, hours are inconsistent


  7. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fun work environment and really awesome staff members.
    Awesome discount.

    Cons

    Poor pay for all positions
    Slap in the face raises


  8. Helpful (2)

    "good until it became terrible"

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    Current Employee - Tea Guide in Mont-Royal, QC
    Current Employee - Tea Guide in Mont-Royal, QC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DAVIDsTEA (More than a year)

    Pros

    They ha a good employee discount and fun product. The job was fun for a while when I still had respect for the company

    Cons

    Unprofessional management who wrote me up for things that other employees weren't written up for, drastically cut back on my hours in an effort to get me to quit because they knew I had another job

    Advice to Management

    learn to have an ounce of respect for your low-level employees and put money where your mouth is re: company activism


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work, sometimes management hard to talk to"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder

    I worked at DAVIDsTEA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Employee Discount
    - Great products
    - Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    - No benefits
    - Not a reliable source of income
    - Scheduling is messy

    Advice to Management

    It could be a fun place to work if there were managers that did not play favourites and that there wasn't a block between staff and manager.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free tea during shift
    -very relaxed dress code
    -co-workers generally very cool
    -SM/ASM can be very supportive
    -base pay above minimum wage

    Cons

    -often times hard to upsell
    -can be tiring standing for whole shift
    -advancement seems a far fetched concept


  11. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Tea Guide
    Former Employee - Tea Guide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Helpful staff for new trainees, fun atmosphere, good discount, drink as much tea as you want during your shift, get to keep returned/slightly damaged goods for free, periodic check-ins with management for feedback that can be helpful and feel supportive.

    Cons

    Management made it seem like a compeition between seasonal staff for who gets kept past the Christmas season - in an unhealthy competition sort of way.
    Employees were cliquey.
    The company implies that you should be unique but "unique" to them basically just means you should look like a hipster or you won't fit in.


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