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lululemon Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
236 Reviews
3.5
236 Reviews
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Laurent Potdevin
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very health focused and you get two free fitness classes a week at a local studio (in 35 reviews)

  • flexible arrangements and decent work-life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management is very disconnected from what happens at a store level (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Leader in Dedham, MA
    Current Employee - Key Leader in Dedham, MA

    I have been working at lululemon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -reimbursed fitness classes
    - discount
    - fun place to work

    Cons

    -Lack of training, and then you are at fault for not knowing key ideals from the training
    - they encourage you to take initiative but you are very often told no and you are stopped in your tracks
    - can get very caddy
    - push people out instead of having open talks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -needs more structure and more transparent communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY

    I worked at lululemon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coming from an entrepreneurial background I loved that each store is run on a 'boutique' level. I was able to be involved in many different aspects of running the business such as: visual merchandising, social media (facebook), event planning, networking, designing marketing collateral, etc.

    Cons

    The pay is simply not enough to support yourself in NYC.
    The culture of the business absolutely differs from store to store and the store manager absolutely sets the tone. I was not fairly recognized or celebrated for all the hard work and time that I put into my job. It was my pleasure to work 'off the clock' because I was passionate about what I was doing and believed that I was with a company that wanted me to grow and develop. I truly believed that one day it would all work out in my favor. This did not happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company does so much in terms of discussing development but not enough to effort into actually doing something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Leader in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Key Leader in Ventura, CA

    I worked at lululemon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun
    Great training
    Lots of opportunity for growth
    Great discount and company benefits
    Cute clothes
    Cutting edge designs
    Quality product
    A lot of people interaction

    Cons

    Guests can be challenging at times due to a high demand retail environment but if you remain positive you can typically accommodate to their requests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, poor pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at lululemon part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, free workouts, community involvement, nice co-workers, you wear awesome workout clothes to work, room for growth, great managers

    Cons

    really low pay, on your feet for hours, not mentally challenging, no benefits until full-time, hard work/life balance because you have to work weekends

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great values, poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at lululemon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lifestyle, goal oriented, opportunities, health focus

    Cons

    Very little accountability, huge gap between stores and head office, company in general was unrealistically optimistic, bonus structure was not strategic and was much lower then presented in original offer, popularity contest between management, too much focus on 'being cool'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need for more organizational leadership at every level, consistency, and professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun people and great dance music

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at lululemon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    amazing discount,
    free yoga classes,

    Cons

    Lulu preaches work life balance but the only employees who I saw live that world were the SM and ASM, they spend more time behind closed doors then on the floor. They seem very discounted & clueless about the everyday business. when off the clock they just left, regardless of how busy the store was. they are more interested in their hair appointments or yoga classes then educators!!! or guests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop treating your store like a secret society of sorority girls and promoting because of "love". Look to grow your company with people that have actual customer service experience and the willingness to motivate and lead others to their goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical retail job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    free workouts, good discount, cute clothes

    Cons

    they think it isnt retail, it is. Everyone needs to get over this whole #joblove, its freakin retail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Idea, Poor Execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator
    Former Employee - Educator

    I worked at lululemon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -pays for fitness classes
    -compared to other retail, good option
    -group commission

    Cons

    -no room for growth in company
    -it's retail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

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

    I have been working at lululemon

    Pros

    the have a good discount

    Cons

    they have difficult management and key leaders micro manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing and going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator

    I worked at lululemon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Active people who share the same healthy mindset, lots of goals and development and they spend a lot of time training you. I worked for the company on/off through college and it was always a fun place compared to other retail jobs. The discount was great also!!

    Cons

    Lately I've noticed the quality of products are suffering due to growth - and the company is not being honest. Their business practices are no longer aligned with my beliefs. #Shady
    Management is waaayyy too close to the company, meaning ALL THEY DO is think about lululemon. "Omg, #JobLove!!!"... Excuse me while I #GAG
    The whole "work/life" balance they promote? Sounds great, but everyone hangs out with everyone from work and there is no balance. It's cliquey, promotions are based off of friendships, not qualifications, and if they don't like you, you won't get hours or get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way things were in 2010 and 11 Make quality, unique items that you can't find anywhere else. Stop cheaping out on the discounts you used to give us, stop promo-ing stuff to your friends and give back to the community like we used to. Back in the day, the bottom line was "elevating the world from mediocrity to greatness".. Now it's "how little can we make this for and still sell it for $98"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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