Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.5 135 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Oakley CEO Colin Baden

Colin Baden

(82 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very cool work environment, upbeat with a progressive vibe (in 16 reviews)

  • Laid back environment, Great Benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • There tends to be a disconnect from upper management and the floor staff (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of structure is fun, but makes for many lazy, unaccountable colleagues - be prepared to do the jobs of others (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights
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    Awesome

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    Prosgreat people
    product knowledge is tough at first but cool to know once you get the hang of it
    laidback environment

    Consa lot of information at first

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Internship Review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment where everyone is motivated and has fun, while also getting work done. They treated me very well, especially given I was only an intern. Great ideas at the company.

    ConsSome of the employees tend to drink their own koolaid, but don't back it up with their ideas. Because it's such a big company, it can be a bit bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the fun programming because employees really appreciate it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT technician

    Information Technology Support (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    ProsGreat company culture. Benefits are wonderful. A great place to work!

    ConsLow wages in some areas. High turnover rate in some departments. Very difficult to get hired.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsEmployee Discount
    Relaxed Environment
    Staff Dress
    Management and higher up easy to work with

    ConsHours can be limited depending on location
    Low starting pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Merch

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSunny California, employe discounts on product

    ConsCost of living, Luxottica is killing Oakley's brand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Laid back place to work.

    SAP (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    ProsGreat Work environment
    Fun place
    Lots of events
    Free Food

    ConsNot much growth
    Running on brand which was built earlier

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo motivate people and take employees ideas and utilize it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Oakley sales driven

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood discounts and workers were friendly

    ConsManagement was not helpful in achieving your goals.

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    Awesome/Fun

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people, awesome place to work. Good benefits. Pre-lux.

    ConsPay sucks. Never was a fan of the lux buy out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oakley is an innovative, young environment that is always striving to disrupt current convention.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    ProsThe culture is highly unique, fun, and motivating.

    ConsI wish we had a cheaper cafeteria or a coffee bar.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing workplace - fun, active, culture. Low pay and too much politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    ProsIncredible, fun, positive work environment. Open, free, and encouragement to live the active lifestyle.

    ConsPay is terribly low (they'll tell you it's lower because you get to 'experience the culture') - be sure to negotiate on your way in. Turnover is very high. Politics are frustrating. Lack of structure is fun, but makes for many lazy, unaccountable colleagues - be prepared to do the jobs of others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementScratch the "career development sessions" and actually meet with your 4, 5, and 6 year employees one-on-one to plan their careers. These are the committed ones who want to stay. The people who work here are passionate, but most leave due to management/HR's lack of concern for employee's growth and fair compensation (raises, pay).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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