lululemon Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin
Laurent Potdevin
71 Ratings

Pros
  • Great discount, free fitness classes (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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338 Employee Reviews

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  1. Everyone Should Work Here At Least Once.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Leader
    Former Employee - Key Leader

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no end to the resources that this company provides its employees with regards to personal growth and development as well as career development. Workout classes are covered by the company and life work balance is valued above all else. You wont find a more fun environment to work and learn about yourself.

    Cons

    If you get stuck with a manager you don't get along with, your opportunities for advancement are not great. Records and performance evaluations also live on after you do, so if they aren't great you will not be allowed back.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your people individually! They are all amazing and have lots to give that you might not realize when you are only focusing on your successors.


  2. Great Productions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of enthusiasm and energy with a young work force. Lots of good perks like free weekly class allowance

    Cons

    Many long hours. Inconsistent leadership styles, lots of turn over, and lack of clear vision

    Advice to Management

    Gain a clear vision and trickle down in the organization. Although things look rosey on the outside a lot of help needed to increase employee satisfaction


  3. Great Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fun culture. Amazing flexibility.

    Cons

    The commute is a little trying.


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  5. Great Job, Poor Communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with high-energy, friendly people who genuinely care about those they work with!
    Time spent at work flies by due to the positive atmosphere, and fun environment created daily.

    Cons

    Management tends to be disjointed.
    Very poor communication with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate more effectively with employees, especially regarding scheduling process.


  6. Pretty good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at lululemon (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun working environment great people w o r k there

    Cons

    not for dudes. seriously if your a guys iOZ don't work here


  7. Seasonal Educator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Educator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Educator in Denver, CO

    I worked at lululemon part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always felt supported by my manager and assistant managers. I had heard good things about the type of culture Lulu promotes and I understand why - truly a great company with tons of potential to grow ones self

    Cons

    Working with random customers can always be a challenge if you're having a bad day - basically just the typical drawbacks to working in retail. Nothing not to be expected within the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Focusing on having each employee feel empowered to live their best life is a great way to keep everyone feeling like they are a part of a bigger picture and lets us find ways we can contribute to it.


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    Educator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lululemon Educator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at lululemon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Positive environment and in-depth focus on goals. Really nice people to work with and great benefits. Everyone working there wants to help push you in the right direction whatever your goals may be.

    Cons

    Retail working hours and not much room for growth.


  9. High turnover of management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment of ambitious and healthy people. Fast paced, smart, and creative leaders. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work/life balance and expectations. As a result of fast growth some management are immature leaders and have terrible people management practices, with very little accountablility from Sr. Management.


  10. could be amazing.....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Freeport, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Freeport, FL

    I have been working at lululemon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    love the culture and stand this company takes for it's employees. The community they have created is phenomenal and work never feels like "work". They encourage you to strive to be the best human being you can be, and to truly connect with those around you.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to support yourself financially if you aren't in a dual income family. They seek to hire goal oriented, achievers...but these are also the kind of people who won't be satisfied in entry level positions for long, so turnover is high. The people they want to hire and keep also aren't going to be satisfied with the pay for long, also contributing to the high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Match pay to the caliber of employees you want to retain.


  11. educator/ key leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The discount is great- for new product employees aka "educators" receive 65-70% off new mercy and about 45-60% off sale items. The discount is fantastic- also the free workout classes at studios and the weekly pay out of up to $30.00 to take a workout class at a place of your choice.

    -super easy to become a manager- it doesn't take much education prior

    Cons

    -feels very cultish
    - pay is terrible
    -management is weird and will speak in conversation with adding quotes from the bag into the conversation- very weird



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