Oakley Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. The absolute best retail company I have ever had the pleasure of working for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    The Elite Consumer Experience.

    Cons

    Need more Southern locations in your North America Retail!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the company to build more locations in the South

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Oakley Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Discount is the best employee discount ever

    Cons

    Your performance is based on Key Performance Indicators as does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great benefits, medium pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Accrual of paid vacation time. Oakley shirt or jacket required as uniform during daily shift but they gave (~3 times a year) a $300-$500 stipend to shop for branded clothing in store so the employee didn't have to front their own money. Sales incentives like free sunglasses or backpacks. 12 pairs of sunglasses 70% discount yearly ok to use on family and friends as well. Great training resources. If the store met it's monthly sales goals employees would receive commission on all of their own sales exceeding.

    Cons

    The pay was mediocre. The perks kind of made up for the lower hourly pay but it is still nice to have money in your check to spend on bills instead of discounts on glasses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for a greater starting wage or a faster pay-raise track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Balance of work and active lifestyle.

    Cons

    Original founder sold company, so the culture went with it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Field Marketing Rep

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great travel plus a huge amount of experience with inter & external customers. Phenomenal brand plus quality products to back it! The field marketing position allows you to touch so many dynamics of their brand from training sales associates at retail accounts to implementing consumer events to connect the world to new products or categories for Oakley.

    Cons

    Travel can get hectic if not prepared to be gone 3-4 nights a week plus longer travel as required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on the social marketing pieces of your main website to contain local events, retail marketing & associate relations included in a B2B way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. I'll Be Sticking Around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Great company culture and easy to work with others. It's nice to have amenities such as a gym, cafeteria and health clinic on site. Employee store discounts are also something to get excited about.

    Cons

    Required to use some holiday time or take unpaid days at the end of the year when the office shuts down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Relaxed company to work for

    Cons

    Promotions, recognition, and compensation hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    great fun environment to work in

    Cons

    a little all over the place. changes pace a lot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Sales Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are interested in the background of groundbreaking technology and optics!

    Cons

    The management team wasn't always professional. But they finally got it together. No room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are passionate about the brand not just a paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Avoid Oakley at all costs. They will bait-and-switch you, I promise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Pros

    Great discount on glasses that you would otherwise not buy, because Oakley hasn't been relevant since the early 90s.

    Cons

    Insanely bureaucratic decision making, terribly disorganized, incredibly wasteful with money, role redundancy, sub-optimal health benefits, bait-and-switch job description tactics to lure talent, IT locks computers up completely making you unable to perform even the most basic tasks, and the most glaring issue is that 90% of the workforce is at an age where they are "set in their ways" so it's impossible to push changes through. The company continues to boast their "innovation" when they haven't done anything innovative since the 80s...and instead of building new stories, they just keep telling the same one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the experts you've hired to do their jobs instead using middlemen to handle things, because there's nothing subtle about surrounding yourself with inexperienced eye candy...especially when they can't perform the simplest tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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