Athleta – Why Work For Us?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Environment

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

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

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Athleta Reviews

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    Pros

    Great discount. Great team. They want their stores to be happy and the people working in them to be happy, too.

    Cons

    Depending on your store and your team, the experience could be very different.

    Advice to Management

    Organization. There sometimes be a communication gap between stores and HQ which can be frustrating on the field's end.


Athleta Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied for LinkedIn posting and was contacted by recruiter. Went through interviews with recruiter, another GM, and two DMs. Generally informal, conversational interviews--one DM actually spoke more than I did. Overall great experience, enjoyed learning about the company and was really struck by each person's authenticity and passion for the brand. The process took about a month and I was contacted when another candidate was hired and asked to stay in touch for future openings.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you lead your store in community involvement?   Answer Question
    • What role does fitness play in your life? What activities do you like to do to stay fit?   Answer Question

Athleta Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work (Medium), Outside, 2008

Additional Info

Website www.athleta.com
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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