Oakley
3.5 of 5 114 reviews
www.oakley.com Foothill Ranch, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Oakley Reviews

Updated Apr 02, 2014
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3.5 114 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Oakley CEO Colin Baden

Colin Baden

(70 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Discounts are fantastic, company growth, laid back atmosphere"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Laid back atmosphere, Casual, No real dress code, Can be fun"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "The upper management in this company are extremely biased"
    in 8 reviews
  • "High turnover, due to the prestige of the company"
    in 5 reviews
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Great atmosphere

Manufacturing Intern (Former Employee)
Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

I worked at Oakley full-time for less than a year

ProsWhen I interviewed, they told me to come in shorts and a t-shirt, and that's how everyone is dressed for work. Although the atmosphere is casual, the work is strictly professional. One of the most amazing places I've worked at.

ConsI really didn't have any complaints while working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/a

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

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Good Student Position

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley part-time

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

ConsNo 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.

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

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company with a great past and confused present

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthe people who work there are passionate about the brand. a mix of new employees and long time vets. depending on role there is a lot of flexibility, new health clinic free to employees, close tie to sport culture, in the past there was a lot of opportunity to discover what you liked and move up or around to get the best fit

Consthe company now is confused, it does not value the team in the ways it once did. the new corporate culture fosters a fake concern for employees rather than the real close knit familial culture of the past, low pay, consistent firedrills, lack of leadership. lots of strong middle management but high level management is very weak, low salaries (although common for this industry), lack of communication, absolutley no career path, negative work environment, wasted resources, unclear expectations and lack of consistency

Advice to Senior Managementrecognize the talent you have
use strategy rather than firedrills to meet/exceed goals
value teams
look to teams to solve problems collaboratively
bring back the culture and stop killing it

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley full-time

ProsNo dress code...flexible with start times.

ConsFavoritism is out of control! It's not what you know, it's who you know.
Low salaries...working at a "cool" place doesn't pay the bills.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees. Don't just expect loyalty , but return it!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Environment

Manager (Former Employee)
Southlake, TX (US)

I worked at Oakley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLaid back environment, Great Benefits

ConsPay is reasonable for retail, pay increase is small but they do offer increases on yearly reviews.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun!!!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley part-time

ProsI love the allotment that they give their employees on clothes!! It's a fun environment to be in. There is never a dull moment working for Oakley. I love that Oakley strives to let every individual be who they are.

ConsI feel that Oakley are deceptive about how bonuses work when you are interviewing for the job. Training seems to be rush and your basically thrown out their to learn the rest for yourself.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a better way train staff on their positions.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley as an intern

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.

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Not a Terrible place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Oakley

ProsHot girls walk in and out so lots of eye candy

ConsSome customers were Tourist and entitled snobs

Advice to Senior ManagementLower Prices

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"Cool" brand

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oakley full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLaid back environment and dress code
Flexible schedule
Good location

ConsLazy coworkers means you have to do several people's jobs to get your own job done
Inconsistent treatment
Poor pay

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify and take care of the hard workers

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

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Phenomenal Company - Amazing Benefits

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThe company actually cares about all of their employees, no matter their position. They extend the success of the company to all employees through bonuses, free clothing, and amazing promotional events.

ConsRetail stores and the unfortunate, uncontrollable roller coaster that the economy puts them through. Holidays are tough too.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think quarterly meetings between employees is needed to share information and trade ideas on how to sell new products.

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

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