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Oakley Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
141 Reviews

3.5
141 Reviews
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Student Position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxing atmosphere and overall fun work environment, great job perks, very flexible with student schedules, and decent pay.

    Cons

    No decision making at lower levels, the corporate employees tend to completely forget about Canada and the business up north, we do not have control over anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Special place. Needs more vision.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture, most people are authentic. Great environment. Special place.

    Cons

    Lack of real vision for the brand / product at the senior most levels.

  3.  

    Fun, refreshing place to be....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department  in  Foothill Ranch, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department in Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    Pros

    Office culture is fun - especially the casual dress work environment, and openness to new ideas in making things better. Employee store allotment is amazing too! Benefits are very good and inexpensive, the O Positive health clinic, gym and gym classes on site are the best part of benefits. Some management is great and some are not so great.

    Cons

    Technology would be the biggest thing needed to improve - there are too many manual processes and fixes when the fix needs to be to invest in its technology. From what I understand, there have been some improvements on this but it could still be better. Vacation needs to be improved - 2 weeks for professional exempt levels is too low to be competitive. Furlough for the week of Christmas should be paid, where employees don't have to use their vacation days. There needs to be more focus on next steps, growth opportunities and programs to increase knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for growth, training and getting your team up to the next level in promotions -- if this were to happen, more people would stay long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Alright Company

    Current Employee - V Minute Assembly Line  in  Lake Forest, CA (US)
    Current Employee - V Minute Assembly Line in Lake Forest, CA (US)

    Pros

    Its a decent job that hires quickly and you get paid weekly

    Cons

    language barrier many non english speakers

  6.  

    Good perks/atmosphere, lack of growth opportunities

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

    Pros

    Discounts are great and employee store selection is huge. Depending on your department scheduling is flexible and micromanagement is pretty minimal, you're basically held self-accountable. No dress code.

    Cons

    Pay is low and you're lucky to get if you get a 2% raise during your one yearly review. Employees are expected to be held in awe of the historic brand and hype that is Oakley, even though since Luxottica's acquisition it is becoming harder to justify. Upward mobility is pretty much nonexistent. Seen as a stepping-stone job and highly recognizable brand to pad your resume with as you leapfrog to another company in a couple years and get paid 30% more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement training programs for eager, young professionals so talent stops leaving your company. Hire from within instead of bringing in outsiders for every mid and upper level position. Seems like every person here is either a 20 year vet or leaves in the first three years.

    I'm almost at the 2-year mark, and will probably look elsewhere soon for a more lucrative opportunity.

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

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a lot of information at first

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun programming because employees really appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    IT technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Support  in  Foothill Ranch, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology Support in Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hours can be limited depending on location
    Low starting pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working to figure out what Luxottica wants...

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

    Pros

    Oakley makes great lenses. Their sunglass styles are simply losing appeal. But great lenses

    Cons

    This company has a management team that works each day figuring out what Luxottica wants. They've lost their edge and instead of behaving as a disruptive company, they are forcing a tag that is the complete antithesis of their designs. FLAT. And ugly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots. Never would Oakley need to tell folks what they were, they simply behaved and presented products that were disruptive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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