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Oakley Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Upper management is moving Oakley to resemble their other companies and brands (in 21 reviews)

  • At the moment there is a tense atmosphere because of the integration with the parent Company (Luxottica) (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "SAP Business System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working time and environment.
    Good rate for employee purchase.

    Cons

    After acquisition by an Italian company, company seems lost the focus.


  2. "Great store"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Good team of people
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Continue to hire associates throughout the year so there isn't a shortage at any time

  3. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    Staff and management was super chill. Everyone got along well and were all into sports, helped a lot when it came to working well together. We were like a team. You also get really good discounts on the merchandise.

    Cons

    You need to learn and remember a lot of information about the products. They aren't just your average glasses or clothes. They have are all aided towards specific needs. A lot of different frames, lenses, and customization.


  4. "Jeff Thomas Is The Best Boss I've Ever Worked For!"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oakley part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. I was a student at OU and love the environment. This was one of my first jobs and Jeff Thomas' patient, kind, professional, nurturing attitude made the experience worthwhile, fun, interesting and pleasant! I also worked with some wonderful co-workers who took me under their wing and showed me the ropes. I'll never forget any of them! :)

    Cons

    There were absolutely very few to no cons. Any con I can think of is too petty to report. But I can assure you there were just about none! Jeff and my co-workers were all a Boss and a Staff should be! God Bless them all! :)

    Advice to Management

    Jeff, if you're still at OU, please stay exactly as you are. You are a major blessing in your industry and so many new students/employees can learn so many valuable life lessons under your training. :)


  5. "Sales Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, discounts, and focused workplace.

    Cons

    Takes forever to move up in positon.

    Advice to Management

    Lay out an action plan for employees that are looking to stay long term or that have a potential in playing a crucial role in the business and day to day operations.


  6. "Asm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, empliyees and product

    Cons

    Higher Management staff communication between all


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It was once great but the brand (ugh) has been lost/tossed aside since the full Lux takeover"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing product.
    You actually teach people about the technology and often shock them with how brilliant it really is.
    Able to build teams who love and can speak to the product.
    Good benefits. Were better before Lux takeover.

    Cons

    The designs have become bland and repetitive because it's what sells in terms of Rayban customers; the true Oakley customer is ignored.
    The parent company has put Oakley in every retailer imaginable so it's hard to get people to come into Oakley stores when they can buy them where they buy their cereal and toothpaste.
    SGH exclusives
    You cannot pay your people decent wages for the positions they're working therefore you can't retain great employees.
    High upper management turnover.
    Jobs are given to unfit people.
    Poor buys and allocation of obvious top sellers.
    0 marketing.
    Can't figure out a rewards or loyalty program.
    Too caught up in getting donations for One Sight (amazing foundation but people are asked for donations literally everywhere).
    Charging more for eyewear to make up for the loss in apparel.
    High return rate from web that comes straight from the store's sales.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out!

  8. "Was a good Brand on a bad path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Brand and history of innovation

    Cons

    Lack of investment and culture change

    Advice to Management

    Take a strong look at what made you great


  9. "was great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Luxottica ruined oakley...no longer the same.
    no pros

    Cons

    tje dismantlimg of a once great American brand


  10. "Previous employee, part time"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount, flexible time off.

    Cons

    Slow to promote and few positions available as full time with benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees about options and availability to be promoted


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