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Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Work/life balance, not many cons (in 55 reviews)

  • commissions took a large dive resulting in a pay cut for most full time employees (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal Educator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    Empowering leaders, goal-oriented, 2 free workouts/week

    Cons

    Not much time off for the holidays

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Educator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    The company truly cares about employees and professional development. There is significant opportunity for advancement. Work/life balance and health are top priorities for the company. Leadership events, paid time off, reimbursement for community exercise classes, and just an overall fun place to work. Also, team commission creates a more positive team environment than individual commission sales.

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays can be difficult, but that is the nature of retail. While educating the guests is a top priority, sometimes it can feel overbearing or pushy with sales.

  3. "Educator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    -Work/Life balance
    -Helps achieve personal and career goals
    -Fun place to work

    Cons

    -Felt like at times, we were pressed to be too pushy


  4. "Instructional Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, team and people development

    Cons

    Change in leadership and change in the direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    Pick a course and stick with it


  5. "Good Company, Great Clothes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    Great people, positive atmosphere, good pay.

    Cons

    Could be fake at times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company values"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Educator
    Former Employee - Seasonal Educator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An amazing company to work for that truly cares about your development, career, and goals - whether that is within lululemon or somewhere else. More than a retail job, but a job that builds a community. Yes, you will have to deal with some stereotypical "retail tasks", but the pros outweigh the cons. The company invests in your well-being (workout benefits, events and team-building activities budgeted). Depending on the store, there is career growth to move up from the base Educator position.

    Cons

    - Weekends, nights, and super busy during the holidays
    - Constantly dealing with people and you MUST approach every person that walks into the store
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  7. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Educator
    Former Employee - Educator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people working there were by far the best people I know. Always so positive and uplifting in any situation

    Cons

    money goes in weird places.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working here! The team is unreal. So many amazing people.

    Cons

    Pay is just not high enough to make it a livable wage. Hard to develop because of limited roles.

    Advice to Management

    Please find a way to offer a livable wage to those who want to stay with the company! Countless wonderful benefits are offered, but when it comes down to it, people need to pay bills.


  9. "Educator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Oriented, Leadership Development Driven and absolutely a BLAST to work for.

    Cons

    Lifestyle of sweat expected - which is actually fantastic as an athlete.


  10. "It's Retail - But Better Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    The culture of the company is focused heavily on development: so whether you're looking to move up the career pipeline or just be a better version of yourself, the core of the company supports that. Managers act as coaches: helping you focus on improving your work performance or just achieving your personal or health goals, too. The best part of the job is the sense of community with your coworkers and free yoga/workout classes every week at almost any studio or gym.

    Cons

    It's a retail environment and your hours and commission are dictated by how well your store achieves their financial goals. If you are not working at a very busy store, your take home will suffer in the slow months and your hours will likely be cutback. Although the company and managers are eager to develop people to move up the pipeline, you must be patient as there may not always be a position open without forcing you to travel or relocate. I witnessed many people "stuck" as a part-time or full time worker waiting for a manager position to open up...months and years. Sometimes you are led on to believe you are being considered and developed for a manager position, only to learn that you "just aren't ready yet" without any tangible reasons. Just like any other job, if you get along with management, you're more likely to be recommended for opportunities. Managers continuously voice the importance of work/life balance, however there will be many store events, workouts, goal sessions, etc. that will happen outside of your shifts that you aren't paid for. Of course, you are always able to not attend but if you are looking for a promotion, it's expected that you are at every event.


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