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lululemon Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
267 Reviews
3.7
267 Reviews
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Laurent Potdevin
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Review Highlights

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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    Former Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    leadership, work/life balance, benefits are great, amazing community, they really want to see their employees succeed

    Cons

    parking could be frustrating at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    amazing atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Workout benefits
    goal setting
    amazing atmosphere
    like minded people
    never work more then 8 hours
    fair with breaks

    Cons

    busy holiday season.
    there wasnt a lot of cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Educator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Positive and happy employees, goal-oriented culture, lots of support from fellow teammates, great discount, get free classes at local gyms and fitness studios

    Cons

    It can become a bit cultish, so if you don't have the time 24/7 to dedicate to Lululemon, yoga, and your goals, you start to feel a bit ostracised.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A strong company "culture" that often turns into bullying, abuse and violation of employee rights. High stress.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    - Benefits are pretty standard.
    - The educators, key-leaders and assistant managers (and occasionally store managers) are usually very fun, interesting, creative and driven people. You get to spend you day with a close knit group who often become your close friends.
    - Through working in the community, you get to meet some amazing and inspiring instructors.

    Cons

    - There are lots of unwritten and unacknowledged expectations to work outside scheduled hours, and to be "ON" every single minute of every day. Managers often work far more than what they are scheduled for, even though all employees are hourly and rarely clocked in for all hours worked.
    - The culture, which could be amazing, often gets misinterpreted and turns into psychological warfare. What its like to work at corporate is vastly different from what gets translated down to the store level. Its know across stores that educators hate the culture, do not understand it, and don't really love their jobs.
    - The company DOES NOT support its people. There's always some token pats on the back, but as a company, the politics behind the guest always being right, looking good to the public, and the bottom line always outweighed supporting the people in stores. The customer was ALWAYS right, even when they bordered on abusive.
    - There are so many employee rights violations its crazy. Skipping breaks, discrimination, punitive retaliation, OSHA and fire safety violations, the list goes on. There was bullying, ADA violations... I could keep going.
    - In terms of regional management, I've never met a more nasty, self-indulgent and spoiled group of women. Most of them actually have very little HR and people management experience, and lots of "training" aka no previous jobs and lots of indoctrination into lululemon "culture". There is VERY little upward mobility, and its more like survivor than based on merit or intelligence. outwit, outlast, out-fake-positivity, etc.
    - Low pay. lowwwwww pay. for what you do, its a joke. expect to be working every hour of your life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great values, poor execution

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Lifestyle, goal oriented, opportunities, health focus

    Cons

    Very little accountability, huge gap between stores and head office, company in general was unrealistically optimistic, bonus structure was not strategic and was much lower then presented in original offer, popularity contest between management, too much focus on 'being cool'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need for more organizational leadership at every level, consistency, and professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some great benefits, but culty

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

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to workout in the community for free
    - Great team building strategies
    - Goal setting opportunities
    - Good store discount

    Cons

    -Required readings and certain lululemon "talk" made the culture seem culty and strange
    - If you do not fit the lululemon "bubble" you will pay..People will ignore you/be rude to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of ex-sorority girl managers and the culty required readings/trainings

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture

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    Current Employee - Key Leader
    Current Employee - Key Leader

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment filled with driven, fun, and people. The company's time and effort out into training is refreshing to see, especially in the retail industry.

    Cons

    As a full-time employee it can become difficult to get any time off due to part-time employee limited availability. Seen many training gaps created through rushing new hires through program due to lack of employees on store roster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on keeping the excitement alive with added structure to the store and the people operating it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An amazing and fun opportunity I am glad I had

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    Former Employee - Educator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Educator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people, values, pay & benefits. You can't go wrong. Also who doesn't like working in comfy clothing 24/7??

    Cons

    With your store discount and new product constantly available use discretion in what you buy or you will end up bringing half of your pay check home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical retail job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    free workouts, good discount, cute clothes

    Cons

    they think it isnt retail, it is. Everyone needs to get over this whole #joblove, its freakin retail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Idea, Poor Execution

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    Former Employee - Educator
    Former Employee - Educator

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

    Pros

    -pays for fitness classes
    -compared to other retail, good option
    -group commission

    Cons

    -no room for growth in company
    -it's retail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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