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lululemon Vancouver Reviews

Updated 8 de Oct 2019

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lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald
Calvin McDonald
20 Ratings
  1. "Senior AWS/DevOps Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Senior AWS/DevOps Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon

    Pros

    We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm every day

    Cons

    Organisation has become large and complicated

    lululemon2019-10-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Pattern Maker in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation. Opportunity. Work life balance

    Cons

    Company organization and process are chaotic. People in leadership positions do not listen to their teams

    lululemon2019-10-08
  3. "Great Company to work at, room for improvement, highly reccomend"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - people are friendly and mostly very kind - learn newest career skills regardless of position - Co-workers 99% of the time are highly competent - Willing to take risks on good prospects (talent) - Every company says they're growing. lululemon is a rocketship - VERY ethical management and HR.

    Cons

    - lack of structure that would be expected for a company of this size (still figuring things out) - Can be demanding. Had a personal crisis come up and didn't feel I got the support that the company suggests it's all about. Not unreasonable for a large company, but disappointing by lululemon standards - Pay is good not great

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in People & Culture (HR) so they have as many support tools as possible. Make sure to start off employees on the right foot. Benefits team needs to be better integrated into P&C and improved.

    lululemon2019-10-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People & Culture"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Awesome Team growth opportunities flexible hours incredible culture

    Cons

    working on weekends very people oriented

    lululemon2019-09-26
  5. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Delta, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent wage for job required Co-workers are generally friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Lots of management changes recently

    lululemon2019-09-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company benefits"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly/Supportive culture Flexible work hours Great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy High turnover of contractors Poor management from above

    Advice to Management

    If the nature of the business is to be reactive rather than proactive, it needs to be staffed for that. Hire more full time employees, give people a little more breathing room. Cycling through contractors is eroding the company culture, which will hurt in the long run .

    lululemon2019-09-17
  7. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Educator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at lululemon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great community, great co-workers, focus on personal development.

    Cons

    This position was at the GEC - all day at a computer or on the phone can be lonely and tiring.

    lululemon2019-09-12
  8. "Great benefits, less balance"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at lululemon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great base pay, bonus and benefit programs- they are truly unmatched in the retail sphere. Free fitness classes. Lululemon attracts some really wonderful people so your co-workers will be great. You feel like you are part of a community here. They also invest in their people and offer a lot of personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    There can be a lack of work/life balance. The company expects you to work hard, often in overtime. They also ask you to take part in community events and group fitness classes outside of your already scheduled full time hours. Expectations are very high. Corporate lingo/culture is strong, you're expected to 'speak the language' and encourage others to do so in order to move ahead.

    lululemon2019-09-12
  9. "If you can avoid working here, do it"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lululemon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts, fitness classes, pretty great co-workers

    Cons

    Management is garbage, bunch of unqualified children are your bosses. Prepare to get feedback constantly - even bathroom breaks count towards productivity lol.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting people date and then deny them jobs because of “conflict of interest” the managers wife used to work under him.

    lululemon2019-09-13
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Weird Cult-like Organization focused on making money at any cost"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at lululemon for less than a year

    Pros

    Large organization which gives opportunities to move to different departments to help develop your career. Good selection of teas in the Burrard SSC.

    Cons

    Absolutely ghastly open-plan office which has obviously been designed to fit in as many bodies into a room as possible. Hostility to workplace flexibility. Most companies are flexible with work-from-home options, however the management have very antiquated views of presenteeism over anything else. Colleagues adore the brand to almost weird-like levels, if you don't care about yoga, you're in for a bad time.... The company makes excessive use of contractors, but still places expectations of loyalty and devotion upon them while making them run their own payroll, companies and so forth. Awful pay, the CEO is raking in over C$5m a year while the hardworking boots on the ground get measly rates and no benefits. lululemon's IT is in a very sorry state, IT systems are very manual and have little scope to automate them. Unless you're in a role to address this, you have to suck it up and tolerate it. Colleagues love to grass on you to management. The SSCs are in terrible locations for most commuters from the lower mainland. Two are in Kits and one is near Sunset beach. No Skytrain is nearby. At the Burrard SSC, contractors cannot get free parking unlike employees, so are forced to pay large sums in parking fees just to get to their jobs, or suffer exceptionally long commute times via transit.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your contractors and employees properly. Stop with the practice of demanding brand loyalty from contractors. If you have positions which you will always need, stop using contractors for them and pay people benefits and do their payroll like every other employer out there. Stop being so weird.

    lululemon2019-09-28
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