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

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Monroe, NY

ProsGreat 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.

ConsOn 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Culture Analysis

    Consultant In Operations (Former Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley as a contractor for less than a 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… Cons: Still has too many managers in discussion making position without the proper training and emotional sophistication. Many business practices lack modernization.… Advice to Senior Management: More self oversight. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Not inspiring place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA

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


    Pros: Large Brand Company, Parties, Product, Discounts Cons: Not much room to grow, bad attitude co-workers, departments divided… Advice to Senior Management: Train Train Train No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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