lululemon Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Laurent Potdevin
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Pros
  • They are very health focused and you get two free fitness classes a week at a local studio (in 35 reviews)

  • flexible arrangements and decent work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management is very disconnected from what happens at a store level (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Educator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    yoga benefit
    personal development
    skill in: sales, brand strategy, community engagement
    caring team
    strong management

    Cons

    retail hours, but that comes with the territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing - caring about your brand and your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Happy I worked there - will always prefer to hire someone who worked for lululemon

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    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator in New York, NY

    I worked at lululemon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extensive training, lots of personal development, fun yet professional environment, I have learned so much about customer service and business management. It is the only company I would work for in the retail world. Salary is higher than other retail companies.

    Cons

    The company is very demanding - as soon as you raise to the Key Leader position you are required to work a lot more than the hours "on the clock"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Would recommend.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon

    Pros

    atmosphere; coworkers
    Great culture, fun place to work
    I would recommend it to my friends. Fast-paced, most of my coworkers share the company's values & live a healthy lifestyle

    Cons

    management- Managers could give better feedback and be more organized. Communication all levels can be improved. Managers should give employees more freedom and leverage to control their own projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more frequent feedback. Improve communication throughout the organization. Give employees more freedom to find solutions for customers and more control over their projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon

    Pros

    Good discount, free yoga classes

    Cons

    There are no cons to a sales job at lulu

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Editorial Assistant

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    Current Intern - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at lululemon as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office environment is encouraging and productive and at the same time a very close knit community.

    Cons

    Little is known about the current financial growth of the company and where they are projected to be in say, 5 years. This is probably due to it's nature as a start-up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more incentive to younger employees to really push how hard they work within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon

    Pros

    great work life balance, challenging environment, and entrepreneurship mentality.

    Cons

    none come to mind at this moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. I had a positive experience that is atypical for most retail jobs.

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    Former Employee - Educator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Educator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company culture, fellow employees, personal growth, discount on products

    Cons

    Not many cons... maybe a little too focused on working out as a team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. fun for a time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon (more than a year)

    Pros

    discounts on great clothes, easy work, can be a fun environment depending on your manager, focus on personal as well as professional development

    Cons

    have to 'drink the kool-aid', work environment can be catty

    No opinion of CEO
  10. Amazing place to develop.

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    Former Employee - Key Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at lululemon

    Pros

    Leadership that is concerned with your self-development; amazing work/life balance; great team environment; can be creative with ideas and really run each store as it's own business; a company that gives and receives feedback without taking it personally- really brings yoga philosophy to the business; amazing discount

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture can seem fake or off-putting; compensation does not always match the amount of work and hours your expected to put in; never suppose to hit overtime, but have projects that require it- work for free so as not to violate work/life balance; all substantial career opportunities are in Vancouver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing amazing leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company to work for to establish and build upon your goals.

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    Current Employee - Educator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Educator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at lululemon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Goal-setting and gives you a course for how you want your life to be, the people you work with are like-minded and fun, the job itself is fun and the guests are generally great. You can also generally be able to move to any store in the country and work there which is great if you need to move or want to make a life change.

    Cons

    It may take awhile to get used to the lululemon culture, meaning you have to be able to give and receive feedback and give straight talk to everyone you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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