lululemon Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. High energy and fake smiles

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

    I worked at lululemon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - reimbursement for exercise classes - flexible schedule, can switch with other employees - discount on clothing - managers give educators a lot of freedom - group commission - very easy to move up in retail if you want to

    Cons

    - work in fear of the secret shop report - have to be very high energy and often have to go above and beyond your assigned role - sometimes guests touch you inappropriately - some guests are divas and very hard to please

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers. A few of the managers in my store didn't do anything all week and then when it was time to fulfill their managerial duties on Friday or Saturday, they became very stressed and the store was thrown into disarray because a lower level person had to take over the floor.


  2. loved the people i worked with and the vibe.

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

    I worked at lululemon

    Pros

    great environment to be in.

    Cons

    retail hours aren't exactly ideal.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great Culture, Good Pay for Retail

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

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

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

    Pros

    Apprx. 12-14/hr regularly and well over 15-20/hr during holidays with bonuses Flexibility in scheduling Workout benefits (2xfree classes per week at any studio in the community) Sometimes get paid to workout Help to set your goals Give you the tools you need to achieve your goals

    Cons

    Can't live off 12/hr with student loans, rent, groceries, gas, etc... Not many opportunities to move up into corporate Will work holidays


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  5. lululemon

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

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

    Pros

    Yoga class reimbursement, employee discount

    Cons

    Competitive growth, unpaid work events


  6. Good pay with commission, free workout classes

    • 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

    Highest retail pay you will find, free workout classes, great discounts on clothes

    Cons

    Strict late policy. Do not be late


  7. Great people, very positive

    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Probably the best work environment day to day a person could hope for. Very positive and focused on personal development. Strong encouragement to go after your goals within and out of the company

    Cons

    A lot of promises for promotions with little follow through, specifically with the regional manager i had at the time. I do not think she is still the regional though, so that is a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest about promotions and growth opportunities within the company, if they do exist make sure people know about them. If they do not exist, do not promise them.


  8. Fun.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon

    Pros

    Great culture and development for staff

    Cons

    low base for a full time salary


  9. Helpful (4)

    Work (very) hard, and get to play hard.

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

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

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

    Pros

    -yoga/fitness classes -discount on clothing -team oriented, lots of attention to personal growth -you will always have someone to swear with -focus and attention to identifying goals and finding your vision -often amazing, inspiring and heartwarming guests -get to participate in fun, community centered events

    Cons

    -it's retail. You are selling pants. -not all guests are great- some very high maintenance. -you will work weekends -rarely a set schedule -both late and early hours- might work til 10:30pm one night, and then start at 7:30am next day -vacation black out December 14-January 14. You will work Christmas Eve or Day after Christmas, possibly both. Same thing for NYE.

    Advice to Management

    You say that your people are your greatest assets, yet sometimes the people get treated exactly as they are- tools to drive sales. Invest more in positive reinforcement, rather than always looking for areas of opportunity. -look into what's really going on when you have a mass exodus from your roster. -spend more time on the sales floor.


  10. Helpful (2)

    stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    ability to try new ways to sweat

    Cons

    stressful enviorment, requires alot of outside work and unneccesary late night emails, RM only supportive if it was SM contact only, was punished for being a hard worker.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Seasonal Educator

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and group commission. Good emphasis on life/work balance.

    Cons

    It is kind of an awkward place to work if you do not consistently work out/ involve yourself with group outings to fitness classes. Also, the store I am happened to work in had a hard time reaching the daily sales goals, which meant we often missed out on daily commission. Sometimes the goals were attainable, but others completely outrageous, like 23,000 on a random Tuesday.



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