Oakley Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    After almost 2 years I was dying to get out!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Oakley part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff dress of $200-$500 every 4 ish months. AMAZING discount!! Lots of product training, bonus based commission (if store hits goal you get 1% of your sales, I worked at a small store that didn't hit goal for 6 months so that wasn't a big help)

    Cons

    Under paid, was told I would get a promotion and never did (manager asked for me to quit my sorority to commit more time to the store to get the promotion... what a joke), they consider large pay increase $0.25, hard to get consistent hours, Products are becoming more cheaply made by the minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate seems to be pretty bad-ass, maybe I just had a not so great manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Cool place to work on some days, wish I was compensated more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good products. Access to employee sales which is a great place to get lots of product for significantly less than retail.

    Cons

    Tend to be underpaid due to the desirable "Culture" that is slowly dying since being bought out by Luxottica. Becoming more corporatized and less chill. Heard so many stories of crazy, fun, things happening and when I get here, I don't see any of it.

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Place to work, but it depends on the department you are in and who is running it.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Foothill Rnch, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Foothill Rnch, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting place to work always some cool activity going on. Great "can do" work ethic, very innovative products, lots of energy. People were generally open to trying new ideas. Strong desire to build or develop technologies rather than buy or lease them. Met some outstanding professionals while there and It was great experience.

    Cons

    Due to relatively low salaries they attract many people that are fairly new in their careers. There is a ton of inefficiency due to the lack of experience. There was not much real career growth opportunity, they would typically hire new roles from the outside rather than develop talent from within. No executive training or development programs that I am aware of. Vacation Policy: 10 days and 4 of those days had to be used during holiday shut down leaving you with 6 for the remainder of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oakley Employees work harder than those at any other company I have seen. They are passionate about what they do and the results show it. You need to adjust your vacation policies so that people who work hard can truly play hard. Develop your staff like you do your athletes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. I should of left years ago

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    Former Employee - Creative in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Creative in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, medical, dental, vision, holiday time, sick time, 401k matching, overall great people.

    Cons

    A lot of work expected without market equivalent compensation. There is not a lot of extra training to help with the growth of your career. Managers can play favorites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Operations Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Casual dress and relaxing environment.

    Cons

    No chance of promotion. Leadership does not know how to prepare for the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 years of employment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Product to Sell
    Amazing discount

    Cons

    Poor opportunities for advancement in job positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to focus on keeping true to their word in moving people up in the company.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Product, Great Environment; Not Very Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    +The work atmosphere is very relaxed and enjoyable. It's nice to be able to wear a t-shirt and jeans to work.
    +The product is great. The brand is strong and unique. I genuinely stand behind the products and that makes my job much easier.
    +Scheduling is very flexible. This is a good job if you are in school or you have another part-time job and are looking to supplement your income.
    +The employee discount is huge. If you are a big Oakley fan it might be worth working here part-time for the discount alone.

    Cons

    -The pay is below average.
    -Depending on your individual store situation it may take longer than usual to move up within the company.
    -There is virtually zero incentive to meet your daily sales goals aside from avoiding a possible lecture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a decent, livable wage and provide some type of incentives if you are serious about consistently meeting sales objectives. Focus on promoting from within rather than filling management positions with people hired from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. IT Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great company with a good history. There is a lot to do and a lot to learn. They are very good with work/life balance. They provide a lot of activities to stay active.

    Cons

    A lot has changed since Luxottica took over. It's not the same Oakley that it once was. Parking SUCKS at HQ.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Loosing their culture.

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great environment, and benefits. On campus cafeteria and health care center, gym, bike trails.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No communication between departments. HR is in another world and is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your culture back, promote from within.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Good perks/atmosphere, lack of growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (more than a year)

    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

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