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DAVIDsTEA Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2017
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Pros
  • Free tea on shift, 50% discount, one latte per day (if you're working) (in 29 reviews)

  • 50% off discount and free tea during your shift (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits (health) for part time work (in 18 reviews)

  • Very little hours given to employees regardless of full time or part time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Fun to work at DAVIDsTEA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DAVIDsTEA part-time

    Pros

    Other employees were very fun. Pay started above minimum wage even though it was an entry level job. Customers are often very kind as basically only people who actually like tea come in. Lots of regulars

    Cons

    Often short shifts. Sometimes you would have to go in and stay for only 4 hours, which is annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Give people better shifts. Many employees got a lot of short shifts.


  2. "Fun for youngsters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product discount
    Fun working environment

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth in Vancouver (due to head office being in Montreal)


  3. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Really nice and friendly colleagues. The most of them are really young.
    Chill customers, not a lot of drama and complains.
    Funny environment in general

    Cons

    No bonus and no tips.
    Low pay and sometimes not enough hours. A company like that should take care more about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    In every store should be less staff with more hours instead of having a lot of people with short shifts


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  5. "Not for long"

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

    Pros

    You can have as much free tea as you like while working and you get 50% off everything in the store.

    Cons

    Terrible scheduling, 3 hours shifts. Having to sound like a robot and say a script to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Give better shifts and pay more.


  6. "Tea Guide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at DAVIDsTEA part-time

    Pros

    • great energy
    • benefits are nice (paid holidays, vacation pay that is easily accessible)
    • customers are usually pleasant

    Cons

    • newer company with growing pains
    • does not seem like a permanent enough career for many employees

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting employees to love DAVIDs


  7. "Fun place to work with nice people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tea Guide in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Tea Guide in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture, fun industry, good customers

    Cons

    Low salary, becoming more corporate


  8. "Working at Davidstea"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea on shift, 50% discount, one latte per day (if you're working). Awesome staff and people. 11.9 an hour.

    Cons

    No benefits (health) for part time work.
    Few shifts a week - need a second job if living on your own. Highest position available is store manager.


  9. "Tea Guide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tea Guide
    Current Employee - Tea Guide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here has been a fun and pleasant experience, and I go into work excited to be there. Management always puts time and effort into the employees with lots of development opportunities. I find that DT does a good job during interviewing and selection and picks people with the same levels of energy and charisma. This contributes to a good team and work environment.

    Cons

    As there are not many cons to the job ( it is a pretty relaxed and enjoyable environment), I find that personality is chosen over your skills. DT defiantly values a personable person over one with experience and skills. This can be seen by some as not as rewarding, however personally I prefer that.

    Although most employees have a DT personality, higher up managers usually don't as they often hire from the outside as opposed to the inside due to lack of lower level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your employees while still maintaining the fun, and you will have motivated and successful employees.

    Try to promote within the inside and the company will have more loyal employees.


  10. "Fun Place to Work...if you like Working 1 day a week."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tea Guide in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Tea Guide in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere, Best Customers, Great for an outgoing personality

    Cons

    Not a realiable income source, Management is Questionable, Lots of Red Tape

    Advice to Management

    Review your current Managers and their assistants because half of them are not Manager Quality.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work, great people and eerily nice customers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Tea Guide in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Seasonal Tea Guide in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not only do you get free tea and lattés on your shift, you actually get to learn a lot of cool things about tea to impress your friends. The atmosphere is incredibly fun and even when things go wrong the people make it enjoyable.

    Cons

    All managers had been transferred in a month before my arrival so there was a lot of confusion on how to run the store compared to the stores they came from.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to each management member, some bring down the entire team and are not at all up to DavidsTEA standards with customers.



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