Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.5 135 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Oakley CEO Colin Baden

Colin Baden

(82 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very cool work environment, upbeat with a progressive vibe (in 16 reviews)

  • Laid back environment, Great Benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • There tends to be a disconnect from upper management and the floor staff (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of structure is fun, but makes for many lazy, unaccountable colleagues - be prepared to do the jobs of others (in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSunny California, employe discounts on product

    ConsCost of living, Luxottica is killing Oakley's brand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Laid back place to work.

    SAP (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA

    ProsGreat Work environment
    Fun place
    Lots of events
    Free Food

    ConsNot much growth
    Running on brand which was built earlier

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo motivate people and take employees ideas and utilize it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Oakley sales driven

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood discounts and workers were friendly

    ConsManagement was not helpful in achieving your goals.

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    Large company functioning like a small business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOakley is an innovative eyewear company. A lot of employees have been at Oakley for a very long time.

    ConsSystems were very antiquated. Due to the companies location in Southern California, it was really tough to recruit great talent.

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    Upbeat vibe

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery cool work environment, upbeat with a progressive vibe. They provide a generous clothing allowance for Oakley attire so all employee's are able to wear and represent Oakley. Great styles for men in both Sunglasses, Sports performance and active clothing.

    ConsThere tends to be a disconnect from upper management and the floor staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to the suggestions from the floor associates, seek out their opinions create open forums as a way to engage the staff and mid management they are your front line and work with the customer, they have great insight into what the clients are looking for, most especially your female consumer... you might be surprised.

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    company with a great past and confused present

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosthe people who work there are passionate about the brand. a mix of new employees and long time vets. depending on role there is a lot of flexibility, new health clinic free to employees, close tie to sport culture, in the past there was a lot of opportunity to discover what you liked and move up or around to get the best fit

    Consthe company now is confused, it does not value the team in the ways it once did. the new corporate culture fosters a fake concern for employees rather than the real close knit familial culture of the past, low pay, consistent firedrills, lack of leadership. lots of strong middle management but high level management is very weak, low salaries (although common for this industry), lack of communication, absolutley no career path, negative work environment, wasted resources, unclear expectations and lack of consistency

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognize the talent you have
    use strategy rather than firedrills to meet/exceed goals
    value teams
    look to teams to solve problems collaboratively
    bring back the culture and stop killing it

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    "Cool" brand

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back environment and dress code
    Flexible schedule
    Good location

    ConsLazy coworkers means you have to do several people's jobs to get your own job done
    Inconsistent treatment
    Poor pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify and take care of the hard workers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work but not a lot of money

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of overtime if you work in production. Great discount on sunglasses and apparel

    ConsLow pay and lots of temp workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Environment, Low Pay

    Visual Merchandising Specialist (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsEnvironment and culture were one for the books. It has yet to be matched for me.
    Company had a good amount of perks with quarterly parties and athlete signings in the lobby.
    Talented people in the building.

    ConsPay was staggeringly low.
    Many talented people got blocked by untalented management, causing the talent to leave the company or live as an unknown talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe competitive with pay, don't keep it low people will stay longer. Also, look to get to know the associates and coordinators better, they do most of the dirt work and deserve a high five!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Oakley can be a good place to work for a few years....

    Management (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA

    Prosbenefits, product discount, culture, good résumé builder

    ConsNo career path, salary is low. No leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore holidays, half day fridays

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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