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lululemon Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Work/life balance, not many cons (in 51 reviews)

  • commissions took a large dive resulting in a pay cut for most full time employees (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Unprofessional workplace"

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

    I worked at lululemon as a contractor

    Pros

    pro: fitness perks, free gear, discounts

    Cons

    cons: everything else, managment is unprofessional, team is full of drama, welcome to high school

    Advice to Management

    When someone says, "Drink the lemonaid," this isn't an invitation to be part of the team, it's a threat.


  2. "seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    FREE sweat rewards
    Clothing Discounts
    Great pay

    Cons

    Caddy management and workers
    Nice but will talk about you behind your back

  3. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and very willing to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Culture overrides best practices in the operation that can result in saving money.


  4. "Key leader ivivva"

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    Former Employee - Key Leader
    Former Employee - Key Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are weekly incentives to workout at yoga studious. Lots of materials to educate yourself on business strategies. Vision and goals

    Cons

    High turnover- 4 managers in a year- 12 employees left in a year. Not a stable company. The brand "sells" the concept of promoting from within. But will bring in outsiders who don't know what they are doing. Extremely poor upper management decisions leave the committed seasoned employees drained and overworked for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take head to your own advice. Listen to team members.


  5. "do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    minimal
    clothes are awesome obviously

    Cons

    constant gossip and toxic environment


  6. Helpful (3)

    "CULT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, bonus, commission, discount, and pay outs at fitness studios and gyms

    Cons

    Lululemon is very manipulative, they live in their own world where you have to be just like them unless they'll write you up for "having low energy". What they preach is not who they are. If you question anything they will see you as a target and make your time there terrible. They also make there workers do a lot more stuff than just sell yoga pants, even if you do not want to. You have to drink the lemonade unless you won't make it.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent and hard work of others, and not just those who suck up to management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Say one thing, do another!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Great discount. Being able to wear comfortable clothes to work. Pay for weekly workout.

    Cons

    Very high school & cliquish. They say they want diversity, but leave no room or allow it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Educator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Discount on clothing
    + Ample hours available
    + Pay is 2 to 4 dollars per hour higher than other retail jobs
    + Can advance within the company after putting in your time, usually a year or more depending on the role

    Cons

    - Required to work on weekends and holidays
    - Boring/repetitive work
    - Drama among co-workers
    - Low pay compared to most other jobs

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the hiring process


  9. "Seasonal Educator"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at lululemon as a contractor

    Pros

    Discount on clothing, free yoga classes !

    Cons

    You need to be part of the "in crowd" ... in order to be accepted you must be a brown noser to the manager of the store !

    Advice to Management

    Pick your store managers wisely !


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Educator
    Current Employee - Educator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty high with great team commission. It's also nice that they pay a living wage (+$1) to those working in DC because the cost of living is so high. The store discount is also pretty bangin', not to mention free sweat sessions! Everything about "the hive" mentality is pretty fun and you work with driven amazing people.

    Cons

    You will be vastly over-worked. They follow an 80/20 framework meaning that 20% of your work for the store will take place off the retail floor doing other things to keep the business afloat, and you get one hour a week to complete that 20%. Don't expect to get paid for anything over that (and you will go over), be prepared to work for free for "the good of the team".

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN. Your employees are screaming that they are over-worked and instead of being understanding and accepting that feedback you are avoiding it and putting it back on the person by saying that they are "behaving below the line".


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