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lululemon Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
210 Reviews

3.5
210 Reviews
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Pros
  • They are very health focused and you get two free fitness classes a week at a local studio (in 32 reviews)

  • Stock options, great discounts on quality apparel, lots of free yoga classes (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management is very disconnected from what happens at a store level (in 6 reviews)

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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

    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
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