Glassdoor’s 2022 Top 100 Best Places To Work in the U.S. ranked Lululemon number nine among the Top 25 employers. Other retailers in the Active Lifestyle space to make this year’s Top 100 list included Vans at number 85, Scheels at #90 and REI at 95. 

Glassdoor, a U.S. website where current and former employees anonymously review companies, came up with the rankings based on employee feedback from October 2020 to October 2021.

Lululemon earned an overall rating of 4.5 based on a scale of zero to five. Employee comments on Glassdoor cited competitive pay, benefits package, investment options, and compensation as attributes of a great working environment, and others noted self-growth, goal setting, employee discounts, culture, and values.

Last August, Lululemon announced that it was raising its minimum wage to between $15 and $17 per hour, depending on the location, as it was gearing up for holiday hires.

“At Lululemon, continuing to support and invest in our people is our top priority,” said Celeste Burgoyne, president, Americas & Global Guest Innovation, Lululemon, in a press release. “Our store and GEC teams are the heart of our business and are vital in helping to shape our innovative guest experience. We are thrilled to reach this important milestone, and we remain committed to attracting and building passionate teams as Lululemon continues to scale and grow.”

The overall Top 10 employers making Glassdoor’s rankings in 2022 were NVIDIA, HubSpot, Bain & Company, eXp Realty, Box, Boston Consulting Group, Google, Veterans United Home Loans, Lululemon, and Salesforce.

Glassdoor said that with the pandemic continuing to disrupt lives in the U.S., working professionals have demanded more from their employers, including more flex time, higher pay, focus on work-life balance, mental health, and benefits to support employees working outside the company.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in what’s being called “The Great Resignation,” just over 4 million workers have quit their jobs each month between July and December 2021. The widely-cited theory is that many workers are reassessing priorities after undergoing a “pandemic-driven epiphany.”

Nonetheless, the overall number of hires in the just-reported December figure, noted that 6.3 million U.S. workers started new jobs (continued to outpace quits), 4.3 million indicated they are taking advantage of the tight labor market to find more “promising work.”

According to LinkedIn’s 2022 Global Talent Trends Report, workers said their top priority in a new job is work-life balance (63 percent), followed by compensation and benefits (60 percent) and colleagues and culture (40 percent).

Other retailers on Glassdoor’s Top 100 list included Trader Joe’s (32), H-E-B (33), eBay (55), Apple (56), Wegmans (80), Vans (84), Madewell (88), Scheels Sports (90), Costco (93), REI (95), and Malouf Companies (98).

Vans, Scheels Sports and REI had an average employee review rating of 4.2.

Among other retailers in the Athletic Lifestyle space (ranking highest to lowest) included Fanatics and Dick’s Sporting Goods scoring 3.8; Foot Locker and The TJX Cos., 3.7; Bass Pro Shops, 3.5; Hibbett Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Kohl’s and Macy’s, scored 3.4, respectively; and Academy Sports, 3.3.

Other vendors in the athletic lifestyle space (ranked highest to lowest), Patagonia and Yeti earned an employee review rating of 4.3; Nike, 4.1; Adidas and VF Corp., 4.0; Columbia Sportswear, The North Face, Callaway Golf, 3.9, respectively; Reebok and New Balance, 3.9; Under Armour, Brooks Running and Crocs, 3.8; and Wolverine Worldwide, 3.5.