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Oakley Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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  • Just about all of upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Everything is moving to the parent company (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley full-time

    Pros

    Product, People, Work life balance!

    Cons

    No career growth, no strong strategy for the brand retail future

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your consumers and your core employees who helped develop the retail brand


  2. Helpful (2)

    "was a great company until the Lux integration"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing employees, amazing products

    Cons

    Office has been trimmed down to manufacturing only

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the culture and what made Oakley great

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great products and innovations, company is lost"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, casual environment

    Cons

    Ever since the company has sold the focus is only on making money

    Advice to Management

    Not sure you can right this sinking ship


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Culture Died"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oakley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many before the company was taken over by LUX

    Cons

    Corporate Culture has died, once a place of no worries and a lot of fun. Work Hard and Play Hard. No Longer.

    Advice to Management

    Sell back to Jim.


  5. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome brand culture, cool products, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Poor Store manager behavior

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have a real problem.


  6. "It was OK with the staff I was HIRED with"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cabazon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free clothes every 3-9 months. Try on clothes and glasses

    Cons

    Not very good at training in any way shape or form

    Advice to Management

    Teach a class on loss prevention and what to look for


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It’s a shell of its former self."

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    Former Employee - Licensed Optician Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Optician Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique work environment. Great customers.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent. Retail HR are puppets for the admins.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your jobs.

    Who are your customers? What’s going on in your markets? What solutions are you providing to your teams?

    Do not tell someone how to do their job, if you don’t know what the job entails.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Underqualified"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment; great hours;

    Cons

    Promoting someone to a key managerial position who lacks the basic qualification to be a manager

    Advice to Management

    - hire qualified individuals


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakley part-time

    Pros

    -Offer incentives
    -Keeps the job fun, rather than high pressure sales

    Cons

    -Can be hard to deal with some of the mundane activities such as stock room work

    Advice to Management

    Allow for increased growth in the company, stores are cut off from the corporate scene.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Luxottica is single handedly killing this brand"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office culture is good - used to be great. Decent benefits, although the medical is sub-par to what it used to be. Vacation, 401K is good, if you have tenure. Discounts are always a plus, but we keep making so-so product now. Some travel is nice, but all of the fun Oakley shenanigans have all but disappeared - we must conform to what Italy wants.

    Cons

    Medical was downgraded this year. Get ready for a huge deductible. Lay offs killed all processes. Not much room for growth, unless you play the games and are part of "the club". Too much focus on penny pinching and not enough resources/people to get projects done efficiently. Projects have unrealistic timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Luxottica does not understand the culture or the brand impact. It has just fallen in the cracks of their money hungry management. Italy - let us go back to how Oakley was, our ideas, our concepts, quality products, innovative, respected brand. Let the people that bleed this brand make it great again and keep those who don't understand Oakley, to take care of Ray-ban.


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