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Oakley Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
139 Reviews

3.5
139 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good perks/atmosphere, lack of growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discounts are great and employee store selection is huge. Depending on your department scheduling is flexible and micromanagement is pretty minimal, you're basically held self-accountable. No dress code.

    Cons

    Pay is low and you're lucky to get if you get a 2% raise during your one yearly review. Employees are expected to be held in awe of the historic brand and hype that is Oakley, even though since Luxottica's acquisition it is becoming harder to justify. Upward mobility is pretty much nonexistent. Seen as a stepping-stone job and highly recognizable brand to pad your resume with as you leapfrog to another company in a couple years and get paid 30% more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement training programs for eager, young professionals so talent stops leaving your company. Hire from within instead of bringing in outsiders for every mid and upper level position. Seems like every person here is either a 20 year vet or leaves in the first three years.

    I'm almost at the 2-year mark, and will probably look elsewhere soon for a more lucrative opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Alright Company

    Current Employee - V Minute Assembly Line  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - V Minute Assembly Line in Lake Forest, CA

    Pros

    Its a decent job that hires quickly and you get paid weekly

    Cons

    language barrier many non english speakers

  3.  

    Merch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sunny California, employe discounts on product

    Cons

    Cost of living, Luxottica is killing Oakley's brand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Oakley sales driven

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good discounts and workers were friendly

    Cons

    Management was not helpful in achieving your goals.

  6.  

    Laid back place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP  in  Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - SAP in Foothill Ranch, CA

    Pros

    Great Work environment
    Fun place
    Lots of events
    Free Food

    Cons

    Not much growth
    Running on brand which was built earlier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To motivate people and take employees ideas and utilize it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Large company functioning like a small business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Upbeat vibe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

  9.  

    company with a great past and confused present

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    the 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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    recognize 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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    "Cool" brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back environment and dress code
    Flexible schedule
    Good location

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and take care of the hard workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work but not a lot of money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay and lots of temp workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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