Oakley Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Oakley CEO Colin Baden
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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. sales lead

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Boca Raton, FL

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

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

    Pros

    very interesting company
    great energy
    awesome products

    Cons

    very hard to move up


  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Discount and cool people that are willing to help you out.

    Cons

    Hard to find parking in the top lot and when coming back from lunch. Want more women's cloths that aren't pink.

    Advice to Management

    Allow dogs in warehouse and instill a culture that allows us to collaborate and trust in each other.


  3. Helpful (2)

    One of the greats, gone

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

    I worked at Oakley (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    One of the best cultures in the US - prior to the active involvement of Luxottica

    Cons

    Luxottica's culture -- robotic and text book, that's what it feels like to work for Luxottica.

    Advice to Management

    Properly support Colin Baden -- he has more employee following than anyone I've ever seen. Harness this as an advantage for Oakley and don't take it for granted.


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  5. Oakley Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great discount on Oakley eyewear--as an employee you get 70 percent off of eyewear.

    Cons

    Oakley was a high sales environment. If you aren't the greatest of sales persons then you may dislike the environment.


  6. Oakley Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outside the box thinking in an ever changing business.

    Cons

    Changes do to the fact that the company is now owned by Lux group.


  7. oakley life

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Oakley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay with a lot of benfits and the staff is really helpful and nice to be around

    Cons

    none that I can see right now. the only real problem is not really a problem at all. its just having to learn about all iffrent types of glasses and lenses the

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. Product Developer Accessories

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big budgets, great travel, willing to spend $ to innovate and try new things.

    Cons

    Very low worker moral. Everyone was scared after Lux buy-out. Very risk adviser to new product.


  9. What you make of it

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun company to work at. Must be passionate about the industry and be able to bring something to the table. Awesome perks with a lot of parties.

    Cons

    Getting lost in the shuffle and sometimes feeling like a spoke in the wheel. It's hard to move up in the ranks if your not on salary.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be so corporate, go back to the original company culture of work hard, play hard and reward those who are rock stars.


  10. Photo Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, great discount, friendly coworkers, community involved, the store I work at is like a big family, we all help each other out when needed, not every store is like that though

    Cons

    Hard to advance once into management. Trying to be a healthy store and suggestive sales are always candy, I know it's high dollar but still think of your motto, the corner of healthy and happy

    Advice to Management

    Busy work isn't needed. Focusing more on customer service will grow sales. Yes restock is needed but moving things to just move them isn't needed.


  11. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, good people, gym

    Cons

    Uncertainty around future, lack of future vision



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