Oakley

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Could be a great company, if they actually listened to their employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Monroe, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Monroe, NY

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

Pros

Great brand. Most eyewear made in the USA. Clothes, bags and shoes made well.

Laid back attitude, casual dress code, and backed by a large international organization Luxottica, allows the Oakley brand to harness it's already well known brand image and distribute worldwide.

Cons

On a store level: Lack of a formal training program hurts it's image with new employees.
Ever changing team based initiative program is unbalanced, with managers getting up to $1500 monthly bonus [plus a % of sales, but their assistant managers get only a third without any %.
Managers aren't trained well, and are not encouraging to their team. District Managers are non-existant to anyone lower than the store manager. While promotion through the company is possible, it will mean moving due to a different area, state or even time zone.

The company's inability to continue it's "Beyond Reason" image and instead focusing on maximizing profits hurts it in the eyes of it's employees. It's inability to accept and intergrate new technology, and lack of expansion has hurt it's ability to distribute on a more national level. Oakley can barely produce enough product to cover all it's retail accounts, let alone it's own stores.

Upper management is over worked and spread too thin, leaving them highly stressed which trickles down to the stores. High level store managers are not properly trained.

The worst thing about this company is that it has potential, everyone sees it, and yet no one does anything about it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start listening to your employees. Create a dedicated training program for new hires and new managers. Use the parent company of Luxottica to not only expand, but learn lessons on what works and what doesn't.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Culture Analysis

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    Former Employee - Consultant In Operations in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant In Operations in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has good benefits and is on the cutting edge of development in some of its product lines. In some departments, tries to promote internally as much as possible. Willing to train for upward mobility. Working on changing their old culture of political insiders acquiring position they lack the aptitude or training

    Cons

    Still has too many managers in discussion making position without the proper training and emotional sophistication. Many business practices lack modernization. Somewhat hard for new employees to adapt to existing culture. Lacks proper new employee orientation and support mechanisms to guarantee success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More self oversight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not inspiring place to be

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

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Brand Company, Parties, Product, Discounts

    Cons

    Not much room to grow, bad attitude co-workers, departments divided with little communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train Train Train

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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