Athleta – Why Work For Us?


Athleta Careers

At Athleta, we design the ultimate performance apparel and gear for every active woman, from the weekend warrior to the committed yogini to the fiercely driven competitive athlete. And as women athletes, we road-test, court-test and water-test everything ourselves to be sure each item we offer features the perfect balance: performance and style.


Since 1998, we've been outfitting women athletes with the ultimate performance apparel and gear. We road-test, court-test and water-test everything ourselves to be sure each item we offer features the perfect balance of performance and style. Whether working at our retail stores or at our headquarters in Petaluma, California, we embody the values of our brand. Inspiring an active lifestyle. Motivating others. Tapping into our collective power as a group.

Connecting with others is one of the most important things we do. Because together we inspire, influence and encourage each other to do more than we could alone. That's why we're passionate about building powerful relationships with the greater athletic community.


Athleta stores offer FREE FITNESS CLASSES, from yoga to Pilates to circuit training and more. Check your local store page for details, then show up and get your sweat on.


We're honored to partner with GIRLS ON THE RUN, a non-profit program that inspires young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through running.

Doris and Don Fisher inspired generations of our employees with a simple aspiration to “do more than sell clothes.” This promise continues to guide our commitment to the communities where we live and work, driving our constant efforts to improve our social and environmental performance.

We are proud to issue our Gap Inc. Social & Environmental Responsibility Report for 2011-12. Ten years after our first report, we continue to update our customers, stakeholders and employees to ensure a deeper understanding of the wide range of initiatives – some of which are described in the attached cards – aimed at enduring change around the world.


More greenhouse gases (GHG) lead to climate change, with melting ice caps and glaciers causing rising sea levels and altering precipitation.

To help mitigate climate change, Gap Inc. is reducing its GHG emissions and environmental footprint, through energy efficiency, conservation measures and waste reduction.


Athleta Reviews

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  • As far as retail goes, Athleta is probably one of the more desirable companies to work for.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Athleta part-time (less than a year)


    Salary is not based on commission, collaborative atmosphere, managers are friendly and equally involved on floor, product is easy to sell and get excited about with plenty of quarterly staff meetings and booklets on product, promotions look promising, and hours are pretty good/stable, everyone is always energetic and nice!


    Retail is hard no matter where you work, no more than 3 (non paid) sick days per year (!), sometimes stores become stressed out if product is too expensive for the area its selling in.

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    Part-time retail is hard enough, corporate (aka GAP INC.) should allow people to stay home if they are sick-- but that is problem with American business culture in general.

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Athleta Interviews

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Athleta.

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    simple. met in a coffee shop and hit it off right away. the gal who interviewed me told me that I had the job right away. I went in for a second interview and got to pick out some of my favorite outfits and describe and sell them to the girl who interviewed me. It was fun and simple, very easy going and casual.

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Athleta Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work (Medium), Outside, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Petaluma, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors NIKE, Gaiam, lululemon

Athleta Corporation is all about being comfortable while you work out and work up a sweat. The company makes and sells women's athletic wear (tops, pants, skorts, sports bras, swimwear, hoodies and jackets, shoes) and related accessories (fitness gear bags, sunglasses, sports watches, socks, hats) through its catalog and website, as well as a flagship store in San Francisco. As the company has grown, Athleta has added more sportswear including dresses, as well as extensive lines of accessories and lifestyle items, such as CamelBak hydration gear and trendy footwear under... More

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