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Rampant Inauthenticity and Hypocrisy Due to Unqualified, Immature Management

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Former Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

-free fitness classes
-fun coworkers
-good discount

Cons

-incredibly unqualified and inept managers
-gossip masked as "feedback"
-company "manifesto" lacks substance due to inconsistent implementation
-poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance"
-cult-like atmosphere
-rampant favoritism prevents advancement of more qualified, harder working employees
-strict interaction guidelines and overall policies hinder guest experience
-general lack of professionalism among those in higher positions
-lack of clarity and transparency regarding guidelines for advancement
**if you are in any way educated, mature, or self-assured, RUN.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more in-tune with what's happening in each retail store. Perhaps even clean house and externally hire more qualified store managers. This is a company, not a high school clique.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A bit disappointing...

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    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator

    I have been working at lululemon full-time (less than an 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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    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Based on how the store does, you earn a daily & monthly bonus -- it's a team bonus so it takes out the cut-throat mentality of most sales positions. They pay for your workouts, provide you with life-goal coaching. If you want to see change within the company, it's pretty easy to get ahold of who you need to talk to up at corporate , but seeing changes made from your feedback is a completely different story (might not ever happen). We do talk with the designers once a month to give them guest product feedback, but who knows it if they actually listen.

    Cons

    I know some people that are Educators for 2+ years PART TIME and are never offered fulltime status, even if they have been promised it by management. Product quality has really gone down the toilet over the past year or so , so it's hard to stand by a brand that isn't 100% transparent. If you have any plans of working for corporate, your best bet is to go somewhere else to get experience (especially if it's specialized) and then come back and apply for jobs at corporate. It's next to impossible to start as an Educator and move up to corporate without having to put up with years of BS and become a Key Leader, ASM, and SM first. Very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about hiring. Why are you hiring for stores that can barely give their fulltime staff shifts? Don't make empty promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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