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lululemon Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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  • "Work / life balance that they rave about is hard" (in 62 reviews)

  • "full-time hours are considered anything about 24 hours per week which is really part-time anywhere else" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, amazing to grow people and organizational skills along with being forced to look at your life and decide what you want and how to get it.

    Cons

    The pays not amazing but it’s retail, you can’t expect any more than what they pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Fun, encouraging, positive environment, self development

    Cons

    Long hours, was always cutting shifts then adding shift

  3. "Lululemon Love"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A tribe of vibrant engaged people makes for a great place to work.

    Cons

    As a part-timer hours can be unreliable. If sales/traffic slow, full-timers are prioritized and you may end up only getting 1-2 shifts per week.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    They push work life balance, offer one free fitness class a week, commission is based on how the store does as a whole vs. individuals, great company values.

    Cons

    The monthly cap with employee discount was only $200.


  5. "Amazing company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Educator
    Current Employee - Educator
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome Culture
    Excellent Benefits
    Like-minded staff
    High-Quality products
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Retail hours
    Working holidays
    Negative guest experiences
    The interview process can be long sometimes


  6. "lulu lemon educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    love the culture and the people who shop in store

    Cons

    none at the moment or can think of

    Advice to Management

    awesome positive


  7. "Amazing place to work; clogged pipeline"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lululemon was by far one of the most fun jobs I have had. My colleagues were smart, motivated, and curious; there was a real sense of entrepreneurship with what we were able to create for our store. I signed on as a part-time educator with plans to leave after six months, and ended up holding every store position: Educator, Key leader, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager.

    Great benefits for retail positions: affordable health care, 401K, stock options and a stipend for working out.

    Cons

    Hierarchical -- if you start in the store and want to move up with the company, you will need to move through every single retail position even if you have goals outside of retail.

    Unprofessional practices, at times, that create awkward environments: "clearings" where employees share very personal things that are holding them back from being present, "educator breakfasts" where managers ask employees to give feedback about other managers -- this often turns into unprofessional smack-talking, and causes ill-will in the store that didn't exist before.

    Pipeline is often jammed, and you may need to leave the company to get the experience you need to advance at the company or in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Better talent identification. You have smart people working at your stores with amazing skills -- do a better job of identifying and fostering this talent.

    Hold everyone to the same professional standards, especially upper management (Regional Managers and above).

  8. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Educator
    Current Employee - Educator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Bonuses
    -Generous discount
    -My SweatyPursuits
    -Great customer service
    -Bonus incentives for reaching sale goals
    -Great energy!

    Cons

    -Joined the latter half of May and only received half of my SweatyPursuits allowance for the month of June as a result.


  9. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere, great coworkers!

    Cons

    Having to work holidays was not great


  10. "Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    Great company with good values on personal growth.

    Cons

    Schedule was not set, you would get it 2-1 week ahead of time. It was always change.


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