Mission: Our mission is to create components for people to live a longer, healthier, more fun life!
I have been working at lululemon full-time
-benefits, 401k, stock options. Maternity leave
-personal development, leadership training
-invests in their people
-the company is still retail. We recruit amazing people and wish we could give more employees full times roles in stores
Advice to Management
Keep investing in your people
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at lululemon in November 2013.
I had applied online after seeing the position posted on Indeed.com. Within four hours of applying on a Thursday, I received an email inviting me to a group interview the following Tuesday. The email said to come dressed comfortably as they might have you do some yoga exercises. Still unsure I did my research and checked out their site/blog about interviews. People did come dressed in workout apparel, but some still came in interview-style clothes. I did my research on the company and studied their products. As a candidate for management, you should do as much research about a company you are interviewing for. Why would you interview for a company you find something you don't like about?
At the interview there were 12 of us. That's a lot and from the gist of it, they were all applying for seasonal sales/educator. Everyone assumed I was too. The group interview was led by two assistant managers. From the get-go, this was a red flag for me because I was expecting at least the store manager to be present as I was interviewing for the assistant manager position. They proceeded to say what positions they were interviewing for, they gave descriptions for the educator and key holder position, but only mentioned the assistant manager. They asked all the questions you were asked on the online application. They didn't go beyond that. I didn't feel this interview was professional, but then again maybe this is how Lululemon does it. They way the two assistants talked about the company and their lives outside of it, it felt a bit cult-ish. You need to breathe and live Lulu if you want in.
Since the group was so large, it took a while. They said they would contact you by Thursday with a yay or nay. I sent a thank you note in the mail when I got home. I was not contacted on Thursday or any day after that. I didn't bother calling them to check up on my interview. Needless to say, I had other interviews lined up and have accepted a position with better benefits and pay than they are said to give. I feel I have dodged a bullet.