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lululemon Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
233 Reviews
3.5
233 Reviews
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Laurent Potdevin
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very health focused and you get two free fitness classes a week at a local studio (in 34 reviews)

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


Cons
  • poor scheduling inhibits intended "work-life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management is very disconnected from what happens at a store level (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    lululemon is an amazing and exciting place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Educator in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competitive pay, welcoming environment, personal growth

    Cons

    Honestly I had no con's working here, I loved it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Being around like minded people and working next to smart, talented people. Working in an environment where you are supported and challenged to achieve goals, both personally and professionally. Great fitness benefits.

    Cons

    Most people like myself were attracted to the brand for our similar fitness/yoga/goal setting lifestyle. You have to be good about drawing boundaries with this job. It's easy for the lines to be blurred about when work ends and personal life begins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on people development and stability of senior leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great discount, paid for workout classes, fun group of coworkers

    Cons

    it is retail after all… shifts can get boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    has changed my life in the most amazing way

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    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    reaching goals you never thought you could do, meeting amazing people who have such a positive affect on your life

    Cons

    tiring being on your feet all day and being full of energy, 30 minute lunch breaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Love your job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at lululemon as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have never said the words "I love my job" until now. The environment at lululemon is beyond impressive. The company has countless ways to motivate employees from mediocrity to greatness and it really shows. Thank you lulu!

    Cons

    at first I was surprised about the lengthy interview process but now I understand why - lulu only employes the best employees to add to their productive community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue the great work, motivation, and investment you show in your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I've had an amazing experience working for this company and am intending to grow within it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Educator in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I love the way the company is supportive of your individual goals both personal and professional. There is a focus on work/life balance and direct communication which I feel is lacking in other places of employment.

    Cons

    I honestly do not have any personally negative experiences with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Leader in Dedham, MA
    Current Employee - Key Leader in Dedham, MA

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

    Pros

    -reimbursed fitness classes
    - discount
    - fun place to work

    Cons

    -Lack of training, and then you are at fault for not knowing key ideals from the training
    - they encourage you to take initiative but you are very often told no and you are stopped in your tracks
    - can get very caddy
    - push people out instead of having open talks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -needs more structure and more transparent communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointment

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

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

    Pros

    Coming from an entrepreneurial background I loved that each store is run on a 'boutique' level. I was able to be involved in many different aspects of running the business such as: visual merchandising, social media (facebook), event planning, networking, designing marketing collateral, etc.

    Cons

    The pay is simply not enough to support yourself in NYC.
    The culture of the business absolutely differs from store to store and the store manager absolutely sets the tone. I was not fairly recognized or celebrated for all the hard work and time that I put into my job. It was my pleasure to work 'off the clock' because I was passionate about what I was doing and believed that I was with a company that wanted me to grow and develop. I truly believed that one day it would all work out in my favor. This did not happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company does so much in terms of discussing development but not enough to effort into actually doing something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, poor pay

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    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, free workouts, community involvement, nice co-workers, you wear awesome workout clothes to work, room for growth, great managers

    Cons

    really low pay, on your feet for hours, not mentally challenging, no benefits until full-time, hard work/life balance because you have to work weekends

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Leader in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Key Leader in Ventura, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun
    Great training
    Lots of opportunity for growth
    Great discount and company benefits
    Cute clothes
    Cutting edge designs
    Quality product
    A lot of people interaction

    Cons

    Guests can be challenging at times due to a high demand retail environment but if you remain positive you can typically accommodate to their requests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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