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"Fun, refreshing place to be...."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources Department in Foothill Ranch, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources Department in Foothill Ranch, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Office culture is fun - especially the casual dress work environment, and openness to new ideas in making things better. Employee store allotment is amazing too! Benefits are very good and inexpensive, the O Positive health clinic, gym and gym classes on site are the best part of benefits. Some management is great and some are not so great.

Cons

Technology would be the biggest thing needed to improve - there are too many manual processes and fixes when the fix needs to be to invest in its technology. From what I understand, there have been some improvements on this but it could still be better. Vacation needs to be improved - 2 weeks for professional exempt levels is too low to be competitive. Furlough for the week of Christmas should be paid, where employees don't have to use their vacation days. There needs to be more focus on next steps, growth opportunities and programs to increase knowledge and experience.

Advice to Management

Create more opportunities for growth, training and getting your team up to the next level in promotions -- if this were to happen, more people would stay long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Oakley

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Loosing their culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great environment, and benefits. On campus cafeteria and health care center, gym, bike trails.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No communication between departments. HR is in another world and is not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Get your culture back, promote from within.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "BAD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is very difficult for me to list pros as things have changed considerably since I started working here years ago. Here we go:
    1- Very well-known and highly respected brand
    2- some really cool, intelligent, hardworking colleagues
    3- some of the product is great
    4- casual environment
    5- employee store, gym, cafeteria, health center

    Cons

    1- CEO that has no business being a CEO (he is an architect for goodness sake) - very nice guy, but wrong job
    2- Executive team that just runs in circles depending on what Lux asks for
    3- No clear direct from the top down
    4- zero accountability throughout the org
    5- if you are friends with the right people or kiss the right butt, you can probably get a promotion
    6- an HR team that most employees don't trust. How can you have an HR team that no one trusts?
    7- an HR team that doesn't have any clue what most people do. Try asking them for a job description. Ha! or salary requirements. What a joke.
    8- Incredibly slow manufacturing (World-class? Not quite)
    9- a new "cover your butt" mentality from everyone
    10- No diversity on the eyewear design team- all young, asian males that came from the car industry. Let's get some new perspective in here. You wonder why people are complaining that our designs are not cool anymore?
    11- False sense of "perks"- casual environment, with athlete appearances are pretty commonplace in the Action Sports industry is southern California.
    13- Hard working employees are spread so thin because management keeps giving them more work.
    14- A sales team that spent years not selling but "taking orders" are now forced to sell and don't know how to do it.
    15- horrible training- new employee, store associate, reps etc
    16 -those cool, intelligent and hardworking people are leaving in droves. Every week we hear about another rockstar employee leaving for a better position, or worse leaving without another job just because they can't take it anymore.
    17- no career development
    18- Managers that do not know how to manage people
    19- Management team that seems like they all have 1 foot out of the door, just waiting for a better opportunity to come along
    20- the "culture" that we used to hang our hat on is gone. No one even knows how to define the culture anymore.
    21- very unhappy, overworked colleagues just waiting to get out
    22- poor decisions made in silos without input from the people or teams most affected

    Advice to Management

    1- Start making decisions, share those decisions and work towards those decisions more consistently
    2- appreciate your employees BEFORE they quit
    3- FIRE people that suck (even if they have been here a long time)
    4- Work on career development and growth. Stop with the talent development trainings in the theater and start doing one-on-one training with the managers. Most have never managed people before and are in desperate need of help.
    5- Get more transparent. Huge complaint is not knowing what is going on at the top.

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