Oakley Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A shadow of its former glory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

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

    Pros

    oakley has made a name for its innovative ideas, unique company virtues and world class quality.

    Cons

    All of the previously stated pros are disappearing under new management

    Advice to Management

    Let Oakley do what it does best


  2. Helpful (3)

    Oakley Foothill Ranch Customer Care-Front Desk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist- Customer Care in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist- Customer Care in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount Casual Dress Bring your dog to work Sample Sale Free Post-It Notes Free appliances that are returned from the retail stores

    Cons

    Uninformed HR and security team practices Security thinks they have the right to fire people without repurcussion Security is ex cops who still believe they are with the force and get over their mall cop attitude Click-y, if you go out with your supervisor after work then expect to get special treatment and get to leave the front desk early because you're her new favorite of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making Colin a Co-CEO. Hopefully now we'll have some real leadership. Can't believe I didn't get laid off considering what we get away with around HQ!


  3. Product Developer Accessories

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    The end of an amazing brand and work culture......

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Cheap deals on sunglasses and clothing. That's about it.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs that has ripped the soul right out of the brand. There is no one left from when the brand was great. Luxottica has come in and completely taken away the cool, rebellious, innovative company Oakley once was. A sad waste and end of an era for a company that contributed so much to sports and design. Now it's only a matter of time before Oakley loses its authentic customer and just becomes another sunglass company.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. Ciao!


  6. Photo Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. What you make of it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (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.


  8. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Culture slipping

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to collaborate with

    Cons

    Becoming way too corporate. They are hemorrhaging good people because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people


  10. R&D Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great friendships with co-workers. Extremely talented group of Engineers.

    Cons

    Going through growing pains right now.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage better communication and cross-functional teamwork between departments.


  11. Helpful (4)

    A subsidiary of Luxottica

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

    I have been working at Oakley (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This used to be a place that valued the employees and showed it with lots of perks, good benefits and salaries, regular parties for employees, a fairly nice (though small) gym, a cafeteria on premises, and a new medical center. They stress fitness and encourage all employees to participate. Free spirited place, casual attitude and attire but people work hard and are generally passionate and good at what they do.

    Cons

    Purchased by Luxottica 7 years ago - they have slowly imposed more and more corporate structure and expectations onto Oakley. At this point (6/15) we are undergoing major restructuring to a Lux brand model making Oakley as generic as the rest of their brands. Expecting to have some massive layoffs within the next 30 days. Currently very unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Just tell the employees what's going on. The rumors are bad for morale and productivity.



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