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01/12/2022

Lululemon tops as best U.S. retail company to work for in 2022

Marianne Wilson
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Lululemon was among nine retailers honored in a ranking of the best U.S. companies to work for in 2022.

A specialty athletic apparel retailer was the only retailer to crack the top 25 in an annual ranking of the best companies to work for.

Lululemon took the ninth spot in Glassdoor’s 14th annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 100 Best Places to Work in 2022 (among employers with 1,000 or more employees) across the United States. The awards are based on the input of employees who provide anonymous feedback on Glassdoor by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

In total, nine retailers made this year’s list.  In addition to Lululemon, the other retailers recognized were:

Trader Joe’s (#32); H-E-B (#33); eBay (#55); Wegmans Food Markets (#80); Madewell (#88); Scheels (#93); Costco (#93); and REI (#95). (See end of article for more on the retailers.)

Technology companies dominated the rankings, taking 40 of the 100 spots. Nvidia, took the top spot, followed by HubSpot, Bain & Company, eXp Realty, Box, Boston Consulting Group, Google, Veterans United Home Loans, Lululemon and Salesforce. To see the complete Top 100, click here https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm

The world of work is rapidly evolving, fueled by the pandemic and now millions of workers reevaluating their expectations of employers,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO, Glassdoor. This year’s Best Places to Work winners are leading the way by listening and responding to employee feedback and reimagining the employee experience to truly put their people first.”

When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their opinions on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons) and are encouraged to provide advice to management. In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO as well as rate key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management and work-life balance. 

Employees are also asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer’s six-month business outlook is positive, negative or if they have no opinion.

Here is a list of the nine retailers that made the top 100, with a sampling of a review.

9. Lululemon
Great benefits, including health care, investment options, and money to work out each month.
32. Trader Joe’s
Small company feel with big company benefits. Great health insurance, retirement, and 2x per year raise. Super flexible with scheduling.
33. H-E-B
Culture, good pay, growth opportunities, schedule flexibility and bonus pay.
55. eBay
Friendly management. Many teams have great work-life balance. All opinions are respected.
80. Wegmans Food Markets
Lots of advancement potential, great hours and flexibility, perks like snacks and employee coupons.
88. Madewell
Relaxed dress code, great employee discounts, friendly coworkers, and a nice place for first-time retail workers.
90. Scheels
Awesome coworkers and management, fun environment, fair pay, room to grow within.
93. Costco
Full benefits for part-timers. 8 paid holidays. Sunday is time and a half. Raises are based on hours worked.

95. REI
Great managers and coworkers! Great discounts and perks.