lululemon Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
218 Reviews
3.5
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very health focused and you get two free fitness classes a week at a local studio (in 32 reviews)

  • Stock options, great discounts on quality apparel, lots of free yoga classes (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management is very disconnected from what happens at a store level (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Educator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Positive and happy employees, goal-oriented culture, lots of support from fellow teammates, great discount, get free classes at local gyms and fitness studios

    Cons

    It can become a bit cultish, so if you don't have the time 24/7 to dedicate to Lululemon, yoga, and your goals, you start to feel a bit ostracised.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Like getting an MBA but managers define your experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at lululemon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn a ridiculous amount while working at luluelmon and I would encourage those who have an interest in business to come here. Small teams and a lot of ownership means that you are responsible for a lot which is VERY cool. The skills you learn, both business-wise and personal-wise, are priceless (managing budgets, managing people, p&l management, setting business goals, hiring & recruiting, community events, etc).I like to say you walk away with an MBA here if you get to the Key Leader and higher manager roles. It's awesome!

    Positive and uplifting place to work
    Great discount (but that could be a con too since you buy way too much clothes)
    A lot of self-development
    Free workout classes

    Cons

    If you decide you don't see your future with the company then you become easily dispensable
    You work a lot of unpaid hours
    Tough to have a life-work balance (especially if you don't get 2 days off in a row)
    Hard to take vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand there is a need to develop "successors" for the good of the business but the high-speed rate at which we were expected to do so led to a lot of inauthenticity and it took all the fun out work. People grow at different rates and that needs to be OK.

    Also - ruffle some feathers at the SSC for employees to be paid better. You'll continue to lose a lot of great people for the pure fact that they cannot sustain a living off their paychecks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A bit disappointing...

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    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator

    I have been working at lululemon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, daily workout challenges, quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Talk about ability to move up quickly, but seems like empty promises.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, fun job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, work-life balance, motivating group of people to work with, good extra benefits such as free workout classes, very community focused

    Cons

    Time-off can be difficult sometimes, some women in retail can be catty at times, some of the "guests" attracted to Lululemon are difficult to work with

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very supportive community

    Former Employee - Educator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Educator in Houston, TX

    I worked at lululemon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Key Leaders and Managers take time to give feedback and ask you how you are doing.

    Cons

    Advancement based on your personality not your work ethic

  7.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator

    I worked at lululemon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great co-workers, fun environment. Definitely promotes a good work/life balance and you maintain a great group of friends within the company and shoppers as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much is required outside the work place such as attending classes when you already have a busy schedule.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a positive experience resulting in personal growth. I felt connected to my coworkers.

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    Former Employee - Educator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY

    I worked at lululemon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lululemon is a great place to work, especially when compared to other retail positions. The corporate culture is fantastic, and it was a great learning experience with advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Getting feedback was sometimes awkward. Although its portrayed to be "more than retail" it still is, simply retail. It seemed forced to engage customers at the required level sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lululemon is a great place to work, especially when compared to other retail positions. The corporate culture is fantastic, and it was a great learning experience with advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Daily I am treated as an asset to the store and the company as a whole.

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    Current Employee - Key Leader  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Key Leader in Denver, CO

    I have been working at lululemon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They value your personal development, they value your life/work balance, and they value and encourage you to set your goals high and to crush them!

    Cons

    The retail hours can be tough, especially around holiday hours but that's to be expected. You may be held accountable for things you are afraid to achieve in life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is more transparent and honest than past companies I've worked for. They're always looking to develop and improve others as well as themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to grow with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at lululemon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -laid back
    -professional
    -work/life balance
    -free workouts
    -like minded people

    Cons

    -sometimes taken too seriously
    -when not hitting goal, not much $$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consistency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun work experience

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    Former Employee - Educator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY

    I worked at lululemon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great discount, free fitness classes, emphasis on goal-setting

    Cons

    Some rules are too rigid

    Recommends

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