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Oakley Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Upper management is moving Oakley to resemble their other companies and brands (in 20 reviews)

  • Low Pay, can be stressful at times (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Product developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, although people were always sick.

    Good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Employees were over worked and stressed.
    Management did not offer training or support for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive for team. You hire someone new, they should be trained on the company processes.


  2. "Oakley Retail Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great selection of excellent quality eye wear and clothing. Awesome corporate discount. Good life/work balance. Good customer base and warranty policy

    Cons

    Senior management lacks in creating teams spirit within probably due to constant change in CEO and other top management. Targets unobtainable

    Advice to Management

    Luxoticca please stop trying to make Oakley a Euro/Italian brand. Oakley is loosing its Californian/American roots and with this the brand is lacking direction and growth is in the negative.


  3. "brief employment but hopefully thorough review"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I worked at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    flexible and understanding with schedule for the most part
    not a challenging job if you are looking for something temporary to fill a summer
    going through the motions
    its a solid brand with great technology that is easy to sell once you get an interested customer interested
    Since I was really good at things like folding and preferred to do this like stock, management did allow me to work in the backroom

    Cons

    going through the motions and a lack of a challenge can make time go very slowly some days if it isn't a busy retail week day or weekend
    you do have to memorize a lot of product information due to the brand regardless of the length of time you plan to be at the company

    Advice to Management

    sometimes people can be good at sales without putting on a fake smile and a fake sales pitch. as someone who likes to shop, I personally don't like the whole fake pitch thing and am fully capable of finding a sales associate and asking for assistance/help when I need it. It's not necessary to have all your sales associates strike up conversation with everyone who walks into the store, that isn't what is going to make them buy something. As a shopper and as someone who has several years in retail experience, I think its more about the balance of acknowledgement, easily available, and somewhat occupied so as not to look bored.


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  5. "Extensive travel"

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    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Oakley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, benefits and work atmosphere

    Cons

    50-75% travel
    High turnover rate


  6. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the job, the brand, the way employees are treated, the passion of the company, the mission and values, the leadership, the products, everything about the job is great!

    Cons

    Slow growth in advancing in job position and pay was lower than wanted, unless you are a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being passionate, positive, and doing what you are doing!


  7. "Oakley is great"

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great and amazing.

    Cons

    I had to drive a long way to work from home.


  8. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Up beat
    Employee Discount
    Awesome Hours

    Cons

    Have to really know the products to sell


  9. "Eyewear Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Eyewear Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Eyewear Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Compensation does not suit Colorado's economy


  10. "Cool vibe, bad transition"

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

    I worked at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Cool vibe, great branding, nice product

    Cons

    Sell out / transitional management

    Advice to Management

    Promote within, you're great at training!


  11. "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 team I work with, makes it feel like a family.

    Cons

    Inventory has been down due to Luxottica taking over finally.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the staff


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