Oakley

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Oakley Reviews

Updated 3 November 2014
Updated 3 November 2014
157 Reviews
3.3
157 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Love the company, not the career path

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, still corporate but you can work out during lunch breaks and adhere to a casual dress code. The hiring process is very selective, so once you're in you're guaranteed to be a good fit with your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    Flat organization. Lux is like the mothership trying to hold back their teenage son. Either the son grows up or .. gets into a lot of fights with the mothership. Both are currently happening.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It was okay...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waikïkï, HI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waikïkï, HI (US)

    I worked at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Fun coworkers. Great training.

    Cons

    Learning the name of every pair of Oakley Glass's, and lenses, along with the specific use of each lens.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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

    I worked at Oakley

    Pros

    The discounts are pretty good and the people are great. A lot of opportunity to grow and develop. I was attacking school at the time and management was able to work with me and my availability.

    Cons

    Hours were a bit tough. It may have had to with my school schedule. Customers expected discounts that did not exist.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    For short term position great

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA (US)

    I worked at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture and vibe was overall really great. The people were great and the amount of freedom you had while selling was great. For seasonal work it was great. Good perks/ Discounts working there.

    Cons

    The pay was lower than expected but still above minimum. Some people seemed to value selling more unnecessary things to customers for the sake of good sales numbers as opposed to helping a customer find what they truly need.

  6.  

    Best Company to work for Ever!!

    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am a contractor but treated as a full time employee. Everyone I have worked with has been fantastic and great at communicating. I have encounter little to no resistance when driving the hiring process. The employees work as a team and the company treats their employees well with perks and benefits.My boss is the very best i have ever worked for.

    Cons

    It isn't permanent! I work on a contract,part time basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! I love working with Oakley!!

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Product, Great Environment; Not Very Rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    +The work atmosphere is very relaxed and enjoyable. It's nice to be able to wear a t-shirt and jeans to work.
    +The product is great. The brand is strong and unique. I genuinely stand behind the products and that makes my job much easier.
    +Scheduling is very flexible. This is a good job if you are in school or you have another part-time job and are looking to supplement your income.
    +The employee discount is huge. If you are a big Oakley fan it might be worth working here part-time for the discount alone.

    Cons

    -The pay is below average.
    -Depending on your individual store situation it may take longer than usual to move up within the company.
    -There is virtually zero incentive to meet your daily sales goals aside from avoiding a possible lecture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a decent, livable wage and provide some type of incentives if you are serious about consistently meeting sales objectives. Focus on promoting from within rather than filling management positions with people hired from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    3 years of employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Product to Sell
    Amazing discount

    Cons

    Poor opportunities for advancement in job positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to focus on keeping true to their word in moving people up in the company.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great from the Outside, OK from the inside

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

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

    Pros

    Family type of Atmosphere with some pretty cool "perks" on the side

    Cons

    Close to impossible for advancement unless you have an "in" regardless of your skill set or knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at those who aren't the "automatic in" Give those who may not be an EXPERT in your department a chance, watch they will end up being the best employee you have because you can train / structure them to how you would like that best suits the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best employer as of yet...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard. That is definitely the motto of working at Oakley headquarters.

    Cons

    Several departments moved off-site from Oakley's main building due to growth. Having been in a department moved off site it felt like we lost a big part of Oakley's culture the main building carries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Really Fun Part Time Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Oakley part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent product to sell
    Generous employee discount
    Great customers
    Always something new to learn
    Free clothes upon hire

    Cons

    Very demanding job in terms of product knowledge.
    Must study the product or it will be overwhelming
    Prior sunglass sales experience is preferred
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps take some of the vanity out of the Oakley brand. Sometimes there is alot of arrogance when it comes to Oakley staff and their product
    Also better training would be awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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