Oakley Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
144 Reviews
3.3
144 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, refreshing place to be....

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office culture is fun - especially the casual dress work environment, and openness to new ideas in making things better. Employee store allotment is amazing too! Benefits are very good and inexpensive, the O Positive health clinic, gym and gym classes on site are the best part of benefits. Some management is great and some are not so great.

    Cons

    Technology would be the biggest thing needed to improve - there are too many manual processes and fixes when the fix needs to be to invest in its technology. From what I understand, there have been some improvements on this but it could still be better. Vacation needs to be improved - 2 weeks for professional exempt levels is too low to be competitive. Furlough for the week of Christmas should be paid, where employees don't have to use their vacation days. There needs to be more focus on next steps, growth opportunities and programs to increase knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for growth, training and getting your team up to the next level in promotions -- if this were to happen, more people would stay long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Great work environment where everyone is motivated and has fun, while also getting work done. They treated me very well, especially given I was only an intern. Great ideas at the company.

    Cons

    Some of the employees tend to drink their own koolaid, but don't back it up with their ideas. Because it's such a big company, it can be a bit bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun programming because employees really appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    IT technician

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. Benefits are wonderful. A great place to work!

    Cons

    Low wages in some areas. High turnover rate in some departments. Very difficult to get hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Oakley part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Relaxed Environment
    Staff Dress
    Management and higher up easy to work with

    Cons

    Hours can be limited depending on location
    Low starting pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Oakley is an innovative, young environment that is always striving to disrupt current convention.

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture is highly unique, fun, and motivating.

    Cons

    I wish we had a cheaper cafeteria or a coffee bar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing workplace - fun, active, culture. Low pay and too much politics

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible, fun, positive work environment. Open, free, and encouragement to live the active lifestyle.

    Cons

    Pay is terribly low (they'll tell you it's lower because you get to 'experience the culture') - be sure to negotiate on your way in. Turnover is very high. Politics are frustrating. Lack of structure is fun, but makes for many lazy, unaccountable colleagues - be prepared to do the jobs of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scratch the "career development sessions" and actually meet with your 4, 5, and 6 year employees one-on-one to plan their careers. These are the committed ones who want to stay. The people who work here are passionate, but most leave due to management/HR's lack of concern for employee's growth and fair compensation (raises, pay).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is very good .

    Cons

    lagging behind in implementing new technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    relatively good

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

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    discounts, easy work hours etc

    Cons

    anything but management doesnt get attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about those under you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Oakley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid back environment, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Pay is reasonable for retail, pay increase is small but they do offer increases on yearly reviews.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley as an intern

    Pros

    Great work environment where everyone is motivated and has fun, while also getting work done. They treated me very well, especially given I was only an intern. Great ideas at the company.

    Cons

    Some of the employees tend to drink their own koolaid, but don't back it up with their ideas. Because it's such a big company, it can be a bit bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun programming because employees really appreciate it.

    No opinion of CEO

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