Oakley Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
149 Reviews
3.3
149 Reviews
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Oakley CEO Colin Baden
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very cool work environment, upbeat with a progressive vibe (in 17 reviews)

  • Laid back atmosphere, Casual, No real dress code, Can be fun (in 13 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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  1.  

    Internship Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley as an intern

    Pros

    Great work environment where everyone is motivated and has fun, while also getting work done. They treated me very well, especially given I was only an intern. Great ideas at the company.

    Cons

    Some of the employees tend to drink their own koolaid, but don't back it up with their ideas. Because it's such a big company, it can be a bit bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun programming because employees really appreciate it.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a Terrible place to work

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

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Hot girls walk in and out so lots of eye candy

    Cons

    Some customers were Tourist and entitled snobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower Prices

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Phenomenal Company - Amazing Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oakley part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company actually cares about all of their employees, no matter their position. They extend the success of the company to all employees through bonuses, free clothing, and amazing promotional events.

    Cons

    Retail stores and the unfortunate, uncontrollable roller coaster that the economy puts them through. Holidays are tough too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think quarterly meetings between employees is needed to share information and trade ideas on how to sell new products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "Cool" brand

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Laid back environment and dress code
    Flexible schedule
    Good location

    Cons

    Lazy coworkers means you have to do several people's jobs to get your own job done
    Inconsistent treatment
    Poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and take care of the hard workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work but not a lot of money

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

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if you work in production. Great discount on sunglasses and apparel

    Cons

    Low pay and lots of temp workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

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

    I worked at Oakley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunity, with many different product categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, watches, electronics, sunglasses, along with many different positions from design, development, production, purchasing, planning, engineering, finance etc.

    Cons

    the action sports culture can be a shock for anyone coming from a very professional conservative working environment.

  8.  

    Fun place to work with people who love the industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Sports, local, high quality, good people

    Cons

    no cons, good to employees

  9.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Ease of work, flexibility, fun

    Cons

    Burnt out on retail experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ultra micro managed

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

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Hours are great if you compare to normal retail hours

    Cons

    Poor management at his location

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

    Great Environment, Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Specialist  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Specialist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Oakley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Environment and culture were one for the books. It has yet to be matched for me.
    Company had a good amount of perks with quarterly parties and athlete signings in the lobby.
    Talented people in the building.

    Cons

    Pay was staggeringly low.
    Many talented people got blocked by untalented management, causing the talent to leave the company or live as an unknown talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be competitive with pay, don't keep it low people will stay longer. Also, look to get to know the associates and coordinators better, they do most of the dirt work and deserve a high five!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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