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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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, daily workout challenges, quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

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

  2. Helpful (6)

    Not a kool aid kid

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock options, great discounts on quality apparel, lots of free yoga classes

    Cons

    Poor leadership in the management role made for an unpleasant and unprofessional experience.

    Advice to Management

    The self development coaching can get too personal and emotionally draining week after week which creates an uncomfortable, unhealthy and exhausting work environment. It is not ethical to pressure an employee into "sharing" personal struggles at work meetings on a weekly basis in order to have an amateur life coach try to analyze and fix them. Managers are not licensed psychotherapist and should be cautious of how deep they pry into an employees psyche and private life as they could do more damage than good. lululemon should provide regular access to a real life coach or certified psychologist if this intense self reflection is truly an important piece of their development culture.

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