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Great experience, great management

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good co workers, flexible, good commission if you work hard

Cons

Small store? Idk not much

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Depends where you work in Oakley

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, Casual, No real dress code, Can be fun...sometimes, Good product discounts

    Cons

    Cliquish, Lower than average pay (they do the whole "you want to be here cause you want to be here" spiel). Fairly standard benefits and perks. Whether you like it here or not really depends on what department and your role in the company. The eyewear design team gets all the attention and fun, but in the Web team for example, poor leadership and management resulted in 50% turnover rates. No real professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Own up. Lead. Empower and recognize those who contribute to the business.


  2. Helpful (10)

    Business Model Failure

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts at the employee store on Oakley products sunglasses, clothing, luggage, but that was part of your compensation package when and if you get hired.

    Cons

    If your desire of a place to work is no dress code and you can wear shorts and flip-flops to work this is your place. When you interview you are warned no suit or business dress or the interview will terminate early. Really Oakley you are going to disrespect someone for wearing a suit to an interview and not hire then because they are not cool enough to work in your facility. Oakley prides themselves and really gloat on this in their public image and during the interview process which they push this on you as a sales pitch. Maybe it is great for people working in advertisement, marketing, sales and other departments outside of the manufacturing area. But go through those double doors with your cardkey and you step into an unprofessional, unstructured, disorganized, dysfunctional, and unsafe, out of control finger-pointing badly managed organization. When you sign the employment agreement you acknowledge that you are working for an “At Will” company. You can and will be terminated with no reason given if you fail to be an ideal model of employee. There is no trust in HR for fear of retaliation and being terminated. This is a big business and like any other business Oakley has their lawyers for protection and they are armed and ready for anyone who is does not fit the Oakley model of employee. Oakley intends on growing to a $2 billion dollar a year company but is in serious need of a lot of help, maybe they need to reconsider a person interviewing wearing a suit. In manufacturing you were expected to work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, every week and if you didn’t this was looked down upon you as not being a team player. If you exceed 60 hours in a week to support the manufacturing area you could expect to be lectured by the supervisor and threatened to be written up. Several employees were working off the clock so they did not get written up. Every 3-day weekend you were expected to be there supporting the facility. Between Christmas and New Year’s people were expected to work in the manufacturing area. Oakley did now want the United States Olympic committee to think they were running a sweat factory; this comment for supervision and management was repeated over and over. The finger-pointing in leadership was some of the worst I had ever experienced. Mangers worried about who you spoke too. Engineering, Technical Support and Production, it was a constant battle of disrespect and poor decision making which the workers paid for giving up their weekends to get the product out. I do not think that Oakley has ever heard of SPC, Statistical Process control. In order to use that business model you need to invest in training. The waste of money is passed onto the consumer with the cost of the sunglasses. Again most of the waste was generated from some of the poorest training I have witnessed. Then compound this wiaht no career path and pay which is at least 15-20% below the area average. Everybody complained about the low pay. People survive, it is a job, a paycheck and not a career. If Oakley would hire people who had respect and wore suits maybe they could see how a true billion dollar company is ran. When a company is in the hub of technology in Southern California and has to go out of state to hire a person that is a big red flag. Oakley has 5 behaviors of respect and how they want to treat people, their supervisors and managers need a serious refresher course.


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