Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
160 Reviews
3.3
160 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Love the company, not the career path

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, still corporate but you can work out during lunch breaks and adhere to a casual dress code. The hiring process is very selective, so once you're in you're guaranteed to be a good fit with your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    Flat organization. Lux is like the mothership trying to hold back their teenage son. Either the son grows up or .. gets into a lot of fights with the mothership. Both are currently happening.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It was okay...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waikïkï, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waikïkï, HI

    I worked at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Fun coworkers. Great training.

    Cons

    Learning the name of every pair of Oakley Glass's, and lenses, along with the specific use of each lens.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    The discounts are pretty good and the people are great. A lot of opportunity to grow and develop. I was attacking school at the time and management was able to work with me and my availability.

    Cons

    Hours were a bit tough. It may have had to with my school schedule. Customers expected discounts that did not exist.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    For short term position great

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA

    I worked at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture and vibe was overall really great. The people were great and the amount of freedom you had while selling was great. For seasonal work it was great. Good perks/ Discounts working there.

    Cons

    The pay was lower than expected but still above minimum. Some people seemed to value selling more unnecessary things to customers for the sake of good sales numbers as opposed to helping a customer find what they truly need.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best employer as of yet...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard. That is definitely the motto of working at Oakley headquarters.

    Cons

    Several departments moved off-site from Oakley's main building due to growth. Having been in a department moved off site it felt like we lost a big part of Oakley's culture the main building carries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really Fun Part Time Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent product to sell
    Generous employee discount
    Great customers
    Always something new to learn
    Free clothes upon hire

    Cons

    Very demanding job in terms of product knowledge.
    Must study the product or it will be overwhelming
    Prior sunglass sales experience is preferred
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps take some of the vanity out of the Oakley brand. Sometimes there is alot of arrogance when it comes to Oakley staff and their product
    Also better training would be awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, refreshing place to be....

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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    IT technician

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    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    • 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 (more than an 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

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