Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
175 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

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

  • Amazing work life balance, still corporate but you can work out during lunch breaks and adhere to a casual dress code (in 14 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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    Field Marketing Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great travel plus a huge amount of experience with inter & external customers. Phenomenal brand plus quality products to back it! The field marketing position allows you to touch so many dynamics of their brand from training sales associates at retail accounts to implementing consumer events to connect the world to new products or categories for Oakley.

    Cons

    Travel can get hectic if not prepared to be gone 3-4 nights a week plus longer travel as required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on the social marketing pieces of your main website to contain local events, retail marketing & associate relations included in a B2B way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    great fun environment to work in

    Cons

    a little all over the place. changes pace a lot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Relaxed company to work for

    Cons

    Promotions, recognition, and compensation hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are interested in the background of groundbreaking technology and optics!

    Cons

    The management team wasn't always professional. But they finally got it together. No room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are passionate about the brand not just a paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Oakley Apparel- High Turnover, Endless Aggravation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a growing and passionate company!

    Cons

    Constant change and turnover means changing direction, priorities, and a real challenge in communication. My first month in the department I saw 15% of the workforce out the door. My team was decimated and couldn't be replaced. Frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a lane and stick with it. Encourage work-life balance to prevent burnout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    They look into the future and are not afraid to create new things.

    Cons

    Still struggling with reaching millennials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but salaries could be more competitive

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

    I have been working at Oakley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of motivated people, only stressful if you let it be, very casual work environment. Lots of improvements have been made over recent years to streamline business processes and weed out the inefficiencies.

    Cons

    Being owned by a parent company (Luxottica), lots of culture changes have occurred over the years which had caused some of the "old timers" to move on. The feeling at work isn't what it used to be, but that's not always a bad thing. Budget cuts are constantly being driven which has resulted in the loss of jobs and difficulty to hire additional resources. On top of that, since it's a lifestyle company that people would love to work at, they feel that they can offer sub-competitive salaries which either results in people who wind up leaving or not the quality of experienced people that should be hired to help the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good staff but it can get competitive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people for sure. The company itself takes care of you as well and they like to send goodies! We've gotten a shipment of the cutest cupcakes in a jars amongst other things. Managers are also really nice and easy to talk to. Good place to work for a minimum wage income.

    Cons

    Seems to be minimal room to move up seeing as they like to hire people who are already fit for the role and not train to move up. It gets competitive amongst sales associates with bonuses if goal is met for the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everyone learn every task (sales and stock) so it is a much fairer environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stellar

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

    I have been working at Oakley

    Pros

    Great pay, mid sized retailer so the lines of communication are strong, you WILL meet higher ups with no problems, awesome discount.

    Cons

    Very clicky, too many cheifs in corp, directive changes too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open lines of communication between different branches in corp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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