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lululemon Reviews

Updated October 16, 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 37 reviews)

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  1. "I LOVED my job!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    People, culture, development opportunities and personal growth.

    Cons

    Working holidays and weekends is the only downside but as to be expect in retail.


  2. "educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    goal oriented culture, benefits like complimentary yoga

    Cons

    personal dynamics among mostly female staff can create a little drama from time to time

  3. "Great people to be around."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Educator in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would always walk into work knowing I would be surrounded by stellar individuals.

    Cons

    Such an emphasis on talking to people and telling them about the product I felt like a lion going in for the kill every time somebody walked into the door. I wish interactions with customers could be more natural and less of a sales pitch.


  4. "Don't Bother"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free workout classes, cool people to work with, fast-paced (only at SM location), near the beach

    Cons

    Commission has gone down SIGNIFICANTLY over the past few years. You're basically going to make only $15 an hour if you're an "educator" because the daily goals are drastically high and nearly unattainable. You will work your booty off to make those goals, only to have like half of your commission taking away in taxes. For how much energy you put into selling those stretchy pants, you could be making much more $$$ in any other job involving sales. If you have the tenacity to make awesome sales, then you are wasting your potential at this store.

    There is no employee parking. You either have to pay $17 a day, (yes, $17!), to park in the structure, or park over a mile away near Montana Ave to park there for free. Most of the street parking is permit only, so you have to park really far.

    Getting full-time status is nearly impossible. Even if you work full-time hours, you won't get full-time status, unless management gives you the title. You have to jump through hopes to be full-time.

    Male employees are treated better than female employees.

    It starts to feel like a sorority. If you're in college and this is just a summer job, maybe you'll like this, but when people, (men, too), in their mid-20s start acting like catty sorority girls, then there's a problem.

    The free workout classes were the biggest pro, but now that money is taxed heavily in our paychecks, so it's hardly a pro anymore, and it's not really "free" at that point.

    Expect to make less than $100 a day.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much you can do here; retail sucks.


  5. "Educator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great connection with community, fun work environment

    Cons

    can be extremely catty, disconnect between management and sales team, if not run well the store can become a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    work with the whole team to figure out the best solutions to problems


  6. "Amazing Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynnfield, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynnfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Awesome team members
    -Ongoing personal and professional development
    -Great company culture
    -Above average pay for retail
    -Great benefits
    -Opportunity for great bonuses
    -Doesn't feel like working retail
    -Ability to learn, grow, and develop - truly feels like you have ownership over the business and are able to contribute to the success of the store

    Cons

    -Working weekends/holidays
    -Pay is high for retail, but people could be compensated higher


  7. "Seasonal"

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

    I worked at lululemon part-time

    Pros

    great discount, lots of fun, great energy!

    Cons

    managers picked favorites, felt like an outcast

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equally

  8. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upbeat atmosphere, goal coaching, feedback, positive culture. Fantastic benefits!

    Cons

    None, unless you can't handle culture that puts a high premium on personal integrity and authenticity.

    Advice to Management

    keep advocating personal development and goal coaching.


  9. "Key leader"

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

    I worked at lululemon full-time

    Pros

    Love the team aspect. It's a great place to work and meet friends you can hangout with for a lifetime. Everyone has your back

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel fake.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great possibilities for personal development and goal setting

    Cons

    Retail hours can be exhausting


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