I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at lululemon.
Interview Details – I interviewed at the same store twice (twice at the end of August, once at the end of October) for an educator position. The first interview was supposed to be a group interview, however, I was the only one that showed up. An assistant manager, key leader, and I sat on yoga mats. They gave me the background of the company, and asked me questions. The questions were not about experience, but more about personality. For example, Who would you bring on a road trip and What category would you win in Jeopardy? The assistant manager seemed really enthused about my interview, and immediately invited me to yoga and round two of interviews the following day (she mentioned they are not "supposed" to do that). Round two was with another assistant manager, and there were five of us. Questions again were about personality, and fitness (How do you like to sweat, Do you do Yoga?). There was one question about if you have ever worked as a team and to give an example. After going around in a circle two girls mentioned already knowing someone that worked at the store. We were asked if we had any questions, and given another opportunity to fill out availability sheets. A few days later an e-mail came through that they were moving on with other candidates.
About a month later I filled out an application for a seasonal educator position, and sent an e-mail to the assistant manager asking to please give me another chance. 4 weeks later I received an e-mail that they were conducting their first group interview and extended an invitation to attend. The first group interview was myself and another girl. It again was with the same key leader, and very casual. We sat out back, and the same personality questions were asked What Category would you win in Jeopardy, What is your favorite book, and Why lululemon, What are your goals. The girl I interviewed with was a cross fit instructor. We then filled out availability sheets. The interview lasted an hour, and we were told we would hear back within a week. A week passed with no news, so I emailed to check the status. 5 days later I received a quick e-mail saying that they were moving on with other candidates and invited me to Sunday community yoga (random!).
The interview experience was confusing. Everyone was nice, but it was so hard to tell what they were looking for. Because I interviewed twice I feel as if they were looking for instructors or someone who knew someone already working in the store. I did e-mail them back and asked for feedback, but haven't heard a response. As another reviewer mentioned it does oddly feel as though you are rushing a sorority, and not interviewing for a job. I was over qualified for the position, positive, and athletic. However, I'm not an instructor and am new to the area so did not have any lululemon connections.
Interview Question – What would your best friend say is your best quality? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at lululemon in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and was scheduled for an interview one week later.
Interview Question – If you could have anything delivered to your door every morning what would it be? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at lululemon in November 2013.
Interview Details – I had applied online after seeing the position posted on Indeed.com. Within four hours of applying on a Thursday, I received an email inviting me to a group interview the following Tuesday. The email said to come dressed comfortably as they might have you do some yoga exercises. Still unsure I did my research and checked out their site/blog about interviews. People did come dressed in workout apparel, but some still came in interview-style clothes. I did my research on the company and studied their products. As a candidate for management, you should do as much research about a company you are interviewing for. Why would you interview for a company you find something you don't like about?
At the interview there were 12 of us. That's a lot and from the gist of it, they were all applying for seasonal sales/educator. Everyone assumed I was too. The group interview was led by two assistant managers. From the get-go, this was a red flag for me because I was expecting at least the store manager to be present as I was interviewing for the assistant manager position. They proceeded to say what positions they were interviewing for, they gave descriptions for the educator and key holder position, but only mentioned the assistant manager. They asked all the questions you were asked on the online application. They didn't go beyond that. I didn't feel this interview was professional, but then again maybe this is how Lululemon does it. They way the two assistants talked about the company and their lives outside of it, it felt a bit cult-ish. You need to breathe and live Lulu if you want in.
Since the group was so large, it took a while. They said they would contact you by Thursday with a yay or nay. I sent a thank you note in the mail when I got home. I was not contacted on Thursday or any day after that. I didn't bother calling them to check up on my interview. Needless to say, I had other interviews lined up and have accepted a position with better benefits and pay than they are said to give. I feel I have dodged a bullet.
Interview Question – How do you like to sweat?
What with did you not like about your current or previous job(s)?
What are your goals?
Etc. You can get the questions from their online application. View Answer
Interviewed at lululemon
Interview Details – First interview was a group interview. My group had about seven people. Started off with introductions and then some questions about your life, goals, and past experiences. Very laid back and comfortable atmosphere (which actually made me less nervous). I think the comfortable feeling and connection with everyone made it easier to just be myself.
Interview Question – Describe a time that you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at lululemon.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview was light hearted and fun. it was more of a get to know you session which made it personal and inviting.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at lululemon.
Interview Details – I've always wanted to work here and thought applying for a seasonal position would be an excellent route to do so! I applied online and then about a week later I got a call inviting me to a group interview where we were supposed to wear workout apparel but never actually told to do so.
When I showed up to the interview, I was excited to see one of my friends as well get an opportunity to do the interview so it made the process a little easier. She although, had only applied the night before and got a call that night.
Interviewing was very basic, started with doing yoga, and then moved into doing basic group question exercises (like "speed-dating" type things). Seemed almost really fake but thought it was normal to not be so serious in finding only seasonal educators. Questions really had nothing to do with what your work experience was or how you do in work related situations. I left the interview feeling great and excited to see what was soon to come!
About three days later I got a phone call saying that they would like to continue the hiring process by having me fill out a background check and would let me know by Friday for sure if things will go through! I was so excited and even asked the lady on the phone if my background check came back clear if I had the job (knowing that it was unless there were some funky unknown felony that I may have unknowingly committed) and she clearly said "Yes, but only if the background check comes back clear."
Well Friday began to get closer and I became more excited, told a few people that I believe I got hired at Lululemon because it sounded like I for sure had the job already! Talked to my friend who also was interviewed, but she did not get a phone call to fill out the background check. She called the store and I guess they brought her in for further questioning to see if they wanted her. Told her they would email her the link to fill out the background check as well because they ended up liking her as well!
Friday came and went and I just thought they'd get back to me soon enough. I then got a phone call saying that they really loved me and really really want to bring me on the team, but they're having a miscommunication with corporate (or something like that) on how many people they are actually allowed to hire on to be seasonal educators and they just need to wait until Friday to have a for sure answer. I was thinking the entire time, well this must mean they really want me because why would they even bother telling me this if they weren't going to hire me? Maybe they didn't want me to start looking for another job and that's why they were telling me this? My friend did not receive one of these phone calls so it just seemed very strange and almost disorganized.
The Thursday night before the Friday that I was supposed to get the call, my friend texts me saying that she had received an email saying they want to hire her onto their team as an educator! I was excited and looked at my email but had not received anything. Thought it was strange that they wouldn't just email everyone at once saying they had either gotten the job or not to make things simpler.
The next day they called me saying that they again really loved me and really wanted me on the team but there were had over-expected the amount of people they were allowed to hire, and then offered me a "contract-position" where I would only be working Black Friday to help them get through the day. I was astonished, confused, and pretty upset that they would lead someone on into thinking that they had the job and then turn them down like that. In the mean time I could have been looking for other jobs but they had given me false hope for this one. Also thought it was very unprofessional of them to basically hire me before my friend, but then hire her over me because she asked for a second interview and they got to know her better whereas they never gave me the chance to do so. Simply did not make any sense. I'm happy for my friend, but very disappointed with how the hiring process worked. This company has probably lost my respect. Would have expected better from this company.
Interview Question – What's your favorite movie? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Company seemed disorganized, inconsistent, and dishonest. Plus I didn't want to have to commit to just one day.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at lululemon in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted via e-mail to join them for a group interview for a asst manager position. When the interview started they said the position was for educators.. When the group interview ended i asked the store manager if this was also for assistant managers, because that is what i applied for and that is also what i was under the impression i was interviewing for and the store manager replied "well we like to hire you as educators first then we like to move you up." So i took a day off from work, for nothing. They are very misleading don't waste your time.
Interview Question – When was the last time you laughed at yourself? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at lululemon.
Interview Details – Applied online and then MUCH later (3 weeks, maybe more) got an email inviting me to a group interview. It was really chill and we only got through a few questions as there were so many interviewees - basically introduced ourselves and our hobbies/involvement in fitness, then talked a little bit about our experience and strengths. A week later I got a email congratulating me on the job - no second interview or follow-up- very chill process and great environment!
Interview Question – N/A- was asked the feedback question that other reviewers have mentioned. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at lululemon.
Interview Details – Applied online and approximately 4 days later received an email inviting me to a group interview. They also request that you bring something to teach the group. There were about 8 of us, plus two of the shift managers interviewing. The basically just regurgitated the questions you fill out on the website. They're really looking for personality and cultural fit.
Later that week I was invited for a 1-1 interview with the store manager. Again, same basic concept. Goals, why lululemon, how you react to feedback; pretty easy stuff. Nothing was challenging and it felt much more like a conversation than an interview. I then got an email requesting a background check and 3 references. Received a call about a week later with an offer. From application to hire was about 3 weeks.
Interview Question – Nothing was very difficult about it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at lululemon in September 2013.
Interview Details – I first went into the store and introduced myself. They told me to apply online which I already knew but I wanted to meet a few of them first. Went home, applied online. They ask some fun and quirky questions to draw out your personality so don't be intimidated by that part! I then went back into the store and told them I had applied. I was invited to their group interview right on the spot.
The group interview was a few days later and about 4 people showed up. It was run by a manager and assistant manager. They asked us what we liked to do to work out, describe ourselves, and how we heard about lulu lemon. They also asked us each individual questions - mine was, "how would you handle a customer who is unhappy about a certain situation?" Finally, we all had to teach the group something in 3 minutes or less. (Suggestion: make it fitness related and active! 2 ladies just talked to us about something and they didn't get hired. Another woman and I had the group participate in an activity and we both were hired.)
Then I was interviewed by 2 managers at a Starbucks (approx. a week later). They were really fun. Asked me to describe myself, to talk about a time I didn't meet a goal and how that felt, what I liked to do to work out, describe a time where I had to give feedback, what kind of community event I would plan if resources were unlimited, etc. I also asked about 4-5 questions about the work environment which they seemed to appreciate.
Finally, I met briefly with the store manager. It was super quick because he just wanted to meet me, ask why I was interested in lulu lemon, and then we went to a hot yoga session with the other girl they hired. Overall the process took about 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Describe a time you didn't meet a goal and how did that make you feel? How did you handle the situation? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation.
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