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Updated May 4, 2019

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Bill Clarkson
27 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Shop Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shop Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lorna Jane full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lorna Jane ActiveLiving is about inspiring all women to Move every, Nourish from the inside out, and Believe that anything is possible. Her philosophy says it all. The everyday activewear gives you the feeling to want to Move everyday, eat healthy to Nourish from the inside/out and know that if you Believe, anything is possible. Her clothing gives you the ultimate feeling of empowerment. The colors she offers ignite...

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    Cons

    Working for Lorna Jane Activeliving, I have found that when you have an open mind and have the entrepreneurial mind, they give you the support to run your own store. So at this time, I can not think of any cons. Just be innovative, and open minded!

    Advice to Management

    Annual reviews for all management & associates is critical to company's growth. This will allow associates and managers to know what their strengths and opportunities are for the upcoming year.

    Lorna Jane2015-12-24
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Save your Time/Energy"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being around health and wellness.

    Cons

    I worked at Lorna Jane for 3 years and put so much time, dedication, and love into this job with horrible pay especially in a city where cost of living is pricey. I worked at 3 different locations. One being high volume which was great when I started as an Assistant Manager with a great manager and district leader training me. I wanted the opportunity to move to a different state which I interviewed so I could transfer....

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    Advice to Management

    Stay in Australia. Too many competitors and better product in the US aka Lululemon. Clear indication when your CEO has to borrow $$ from your Australian market to keep stores afloat here.

    Lorna Jane2019-03-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team members were the best !

    Cons

    I took this position because my location was a lower volume store . I knew I had to put in the extra work to keep it running but I never thought “extra work” would be me working 7-14 days consecutively. No work life balance at all . In general hiring someone takes a week entirely then training them and getting them on board is another story . I put In a longer notice because my location was under staffed most of my new...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat others fairly , hire someone who’s well equipped to run 2 different districts not just one . Plus no one works for free , in California anyone who is salary is compensated OT after the 40 hours . Know your laws .

    Lorna Jane2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    What the company represents from the outside. The product is comparable to nothing else in quality and design

    Cons

    Ethically this company is at the bottom in its market. Employee relations does not exist. HR presence is minimal, offering employees to feel as if they have no support or resources. Laws don’t apply to the operations of this company. There is no structure for the upper management so they do things in an unethical manner with no consequences. It’s almost as if they run the company simply bc they have stayed and put up...

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    Advice to Management

    Operate and conduct yourselves in the manner of which you try to portray to the public. Honestly it will create happy and healthy employees .

    Lorna Jane2018-10-05
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in No Huntingdon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Impressive products and some great co-workers. Enjoyed my boss and my team. Opened up doors for to new fitness opportunities in my personal life.

    Cons

    Too many unrealistic expectations set by people in corporate who have never run one of these stores. The “tools” given to stores are not usually highly beneficial. ZERO marketing strategy for stores outside of having staff pass out catalogs which is near impossible without a full team. We are expected to use our personal vehicles to drive sales at “trunk shows” with little to NO reimbursement for gas or damages. Department...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people actually serving your customers and treat them with respect and recognize their efforts. Your store teams make you the dollars. Get consistent. Keep making good active wear.

    Lorna Jane2018-07-14
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the tights are really great quality. They use very nice fabrics.

    Cons

    To many cons to list.. If you are thinking of applying here - dont. Just run away. Pay is awful. Parking is not covered for employees - even when parking is close to $20 a day. This company expects a ton of off the clock work which you will not be compensated for and will be punished if you do not do it. You are required to use your personal vehicle for company purposes without reimbursement for gas. This company...

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    Advice to Management

    CHANGE.

    Lorna Jane2018-03-11
  7. Helpful (14)

    "The excruciating opposite of female empowerment! A tyranny!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A sub-par paycheck. Health coverage. Sick pay (IF) they allow you to be sick. Vacation WHEN it's not on TONS of black-out periods. Some girls are fabulous and become even MORE fabulous when they leave Lorna Jane. For the unknowing customers these ladies can be wonderful. Some NOT all.

    Cons

    From the outside Lorna Jane seem to represent everything empowering about a female lifestyle brand. You've just bought into the brands marketing and its powerful lie. Once you're in the door the nightmare sets in. Read through the reviews. Bullying, harassing, manipulating. Stress. Mind games. Competitiveness and vying and gossiping against other co-workers. Laws disregarded that are aimed at protecting you. You...

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    Advice to Management

    You wouldn't heed any advice anyway. None. Just stop breaking every single law that governs a woman's right to thrive and be healthy and happy in your workplace. Stop inflicting the horrendous volume of pain, bullying and suffering upon these girls who make Lorna so incredibly rich. And for the love of God let them go the bathroom when they need to.

    Lorna Jane2018-01-02
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Australian Company That Will Not Last in the US"

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    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In theory, you’d think there would be many pros working for a brand intended to empower your truth, women and sisterhood, but there aren’t any pros unfortunately.

    Cons

    -Aggressive sales driven company with no incentive that motivates you to keep going. You literally feel like you are building someone else’s brand and dream up and she is literally giving you nothing in return. -the discount is 30% off on very expensive merchandise. You have to wear other athletic brands to work because you can’t afford LJ. - District Management and their expectations are ridiculous. I’m a hard worker,...

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    Advice to Management

    I know you are under a lot of stress with the demands from Australia. Unfortunately, that has trickled down to your US teams and most staff members hate working for Lorna Jane. I know your feedback doesn’t matter in Australia. May you all find decent employment once this company fails in the US.

    Lorna Jane2018-01-02
  9. Helpful (5)

    "They run the company like a sorority house"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lorna Jane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small discount on clothes, but be prepared to have to spend your entire paycheck there to feel accepted by management.

    Cons

    Upper Management is very disrespectful and always asks you to work when your not on the clock. Everything is based off of how much someone likes you/ your looks. If they want you out they will make up crazy reasons to fire you or make you feel so incredibly uncomfortable that you quit. I should have sued for the way I was treated. When resigning I spoke to HR about new management harassing me and they did not care.

    Advice to Management

    Start making smarter business decisions or you will keep having more lawsuits. When you get a serious complaint, follow up on it.

    Lorna Jane2017-12-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Run far far away"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lorna Jane for less than a year

    Pros

    Dress code, however they took away the employee discount which we were able to afford the merchandise.

    Cons

    Disgusting, completely disgusting. You will not find another company in the US where they treat their employees with such disrespect, degrading of their team members, unrealistic of their future, and it just keeps getting worse. There is no way they will be in business much longer. When entire teams walk out, head office is dropping like flies, and even super part time employees are miserable there is obviously something...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn respect, shut down before you go bankrupt.

    Lorna Jane2017-11-16
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