Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
162 Reviews
3.3
162 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Oakley part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Relaxed Environment
    Staff Dress
    Management and higher up easy to work with

    Cons

    Hours can be limited depending on location
    Low starting pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merch

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Sunny California, employe discounts on product

    Cons

    Cost of living, Luxottica is killing Oakley's brand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Laid back place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - SAP in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment
    Fun place
    Lots of events
    Free Food

    Cons

    Not much growth
    Running on brand which was built earlier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To motivate people and take employees ideas and utilize it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Oakley sales driven

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Good discounts and workers were friendly

    Cons

    Management was not helpful in achieving your goals.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing workplace - fun, active, culture. Low pay and too much politics

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible, fun, positive work environment. Open, free, and encouragement to live the active lifestyle.

    Cons

    Pay is terribly low (they'll tell you it's lower because you get to 'experience the culture') - be sure to negotiate on your way in. Turnover is very high. Politics are frustrating. Lack of structure is fun, but makes for many lazy, unaccountable colleagues - be prepared to do the jobs of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scratch the "career development sessions" and actually meet with your 4, 5, and 6 year employees one-on-one to plan their careers. These are the committed ones who want to stay. The people who work here are passionate, but most leave due to management/HR's lack of concern for employee's growth and fair compensation (raises, pay).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome/Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, awesome place to work. Good benefits. Pre-lux.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. Never was a fan of the lux buy out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Oakley is an innovative, young environment that is always striving to disrupt current convention.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is highly unique, fun, and motivating.

    Cons

    I wish we had a cheaper cafeteria or a coffee bar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is very good .

    Cons

    lagging behind in implementing new technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazin

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Limerick, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Limerick, PA

    I worked at Oakley part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced and competitive but friendly. Great crew to work with

    Cons

    Lots of product knowledge is required

  11.  

    Large company functioning like a small business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Oakley is an innovative eyewear company. A lot of employees have been at Oakley for a very long time.

    Cons

    Systems were very antiquated. Due to the companies location in Southern California, it was really tough to recruit great talent.

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