lululemon Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
224 Reviews
3.5
224 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 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.  

    A bit disappointing...

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    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator
    Current Employee - Lululemon Educator

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, daily workout challenges, quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Talk about ability to move up quickly, but seems like empty promises.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, fun job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, work-life balance, motivating group of people to work with, good extra benefits such as free workout classes, very community focused

    Cons

    Time-off can be difficult sometimes, some women in retail can be catty at times, some of the "guests" attracted to Lululemon are difficult to work with

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    amazing

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

    I worked at lululemon as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work environment, fast paced, happy and fun people

    Cons

    always have to work one day on the weekend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to learn, Fun people and get fit

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    Former Employee - Key Leader in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Key Leader in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Pay for workouts, inspire you to set goals, push you to succeed and take ownership as an entrepreneur you can lead and have your voice heard as each store is run by the employees.

    Cons

    Lots of competition to get to corporate offices and Canadians would prefer to have locals there, than needing americans to get visas. Some negative feedback about the product lately and their practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    lulu addic

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    Former Employee - Educator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Educator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    great people, awesome values, people are extremely supportive and writing your goals can be extremely beneficial

    Cons

    working weekends can be tough, culture of feedback gives power to those who do not deserve it, if you don't want to rise within lululemon you won't get moved up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be Aware of the lulu-Flavored Kool-Aid

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    Former Employee - ASM
    Former Employee - ASM

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

    Pros

    flexible arrangements and decent work-life balance
    management at least pretends to care
    the company encourages you to think about life after lulu
    get to wear amazingly comfy clothes to work
    all the free workouts you can handle
    for retail - this is likely the best arrangement you'll find (if you're into fitness)

    Cons

    the creepy group-think that begins to emerge the longer you're there
    you're forced to read out-dated books from the "library" and integrate needlessly into your work
    the favoritism that inevitably plays out when a bunch of former sorority-types work together
    the clothes are too expensive for part-timers (those without massive discounts)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider taking a bottom-up approach as well as a top-down review system. if you really care as much about your employees as you claim, you ought to be interested in how your managers are performing.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hypocritical Culture

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

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

    Pros

    discount on clothes, comp'd exercise classes, some of the team members were great

    Cons

    management was hypocritical, terrible people culture despite priding themselves on it, felt like if you weren't part of the 'cult' then you weren't going to succeed. I think it might've just been the manager and assistant manager at the location i worked at ( NYC, huge volume store...a lot of pressure to sell), as I've spoken to people who worked at lulu in other more low-key locations/states and their experience sounded very different.

  9.  

    Fun, entrepreneurial environment

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great comany culture, perfect if you are self-motivated, driven, and don't see working out as a chore

    Cons

    Not a good fit if you just want to show up and fold pants, you have to buy-in to the company culture, which only works if it truly gels with your own values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very supportive community

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

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

    Pros

    Key Leaders and Managers take time to give feedback and ask you how you are doing.

    Cons

    Advancement based on your personality not your work ethic

  11.  

    Excellent company for development

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    Former Employee - US Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - US Operations in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial, exciting mission, great communication, performance oriented workplace and very upbeat

    Cons

    Not really any that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of what made the company great in the first place, especially as the market gets more crowded and the company feels pinched in the short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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