Oakley Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Oakley CEO Colin Baden
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Pros
  • Very cool work environment, upbeat with a progressive vibe (in 17 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance, still corporate but you can work out during lunch breaks and adhere to a casual dress code (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant conflicting directives from silo-ed upper management, resulting in fire drills (in 10 reviews)

  • Then compound this wiaht no career path and pay which is at least 15-20% below the area average (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Laidback College Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oakley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, laidback, low stress, do-able work load

    Cons

    ineffecient processes in computer software and scanning abilities

    Advice to Management

    -upgrade the computers to be able to handle simple tasks that force several crashes weekly -incorporate mobile scanners to check inventories of other stores and current stock in an easier to read format -supply better organizational tools for eyewear, lenses, ear sock kits


  2. Oakley Store

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good TBI, Benefits, Employee Discount, Staff Dress, open communication with all levels of management

    Cons

    Little Transparency, little follow through


  3. Pretty cool job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly small staff. you all become a family afterwards. Getting an hour break was the best. And you get to learn different people from different countries whole travel to come to Times Square for Oakley. And lots of shifts available

    Cons

    Tourist can be a little rude but have to deal with it and gets a little crowded in Oakley in Times Square


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cool Building but lots of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Product Discounts.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics... massive massive employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees to stop the bleeding.


  6. Helpful (4)

    It's okay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead & Keyholder in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Lead & Keyholder in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management good with working around schedules

    Cons

    Horrible pay a mc Donald's worker makes more than I do.


  7. Technology and Lifestyle driven, great personnel, awesome industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong brand with professional, yet cool co-workers and colleagues to work with. It's quite common to make lifelong friends with a few of your co-workers too. This always makes coming to work pleasurable. Technology driven. Industry leader. Product quality is stellar. You'll be proud to be apart of representing a brand like this. The facilities are totally awesome too!!! Great product discounts for employees.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work in, the ladder of advancement or a having a clear career path is not consistent. This is the same for salary - it's not competitive in some departments and more competitive in others such as financial planning or IT. No OT benefits either. But you will definitely learn tons that is applicable in your professional career when you decide to turn or new leaf or make a lateral movement.

    Advice to Management

    More perks such as continued learning or tuition reimbursement. Better pay or review bonuses.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Admin Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Discount on product and flexibility in schedule. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Going through organizational changes. No real structure to processes. Databases not kept up to date.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit. Dedicated to product quality and design. Sales and marketing are the most sought-after teams once inside the company. Very relaxed and casual work environment.

    Cons

    Very little direction given from leadership. Poor incentive structure. Lack of career mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable for achieving objectives.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture with a good work - life balance. The building is pretty cool but no windows so it gets pretty dark.

    Cons

    Management could be more organized and structured. Lack of overall organization and standardization. High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Develop and implement a strict employee structure/organization. Too many loose ends everywhere and fingers to point. Analyze compensation.


  11. Helpful (3)

    One of the greats, gone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best cultures in the US - prior to the active involvement of Luxottica

    Cons

    Luxottica's culture -- robotic and text book, that's what it feels like to work for Luxottica.

    Advice to Management

    Properly support Colin Baden -- he has more employee following than anyone I've ever seen. Harness this as an advantage for Oakley and don't take it for granted.



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