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5 people found this helpful  

Great place for a developer

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Former Employee - Systems Developer
Former Employee - Systems Developer

I worked at OverDrive full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There seems to be a lot of negative comments, those may be from other dept. but the development teams were typically great. Good for recent college grads, you'll be able to learn quite a bit on the job if you aren't up to par on the .net framework. As long as you have the fundamentals down you'll do great. The systems team staff is very knowledgeable.

-Semi-flex schedule
-People are generally nice
-You get to work with the latest technologies
-Nice work environment(new building)
-Good place to learn and grow
-Get to work on cool projects
-Decent benefits

Cons

Pay could be better, occssional long work days a little before I left

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote talent faster.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Be skeptical. Nothing at this company is like it seems on the surface.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OverDrive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The CEO is great at selling a vision. Be skeptical though as this is a vision that company has a great deal of trouble following through on.

    Cons

    Be skeptical of the reviews from June 23, 2013 through June 26, 2013. Notice that they are the only positive reviews submitted and all within a few days of each other. All other reviews submitted prior to this timeframe were unanimous in that this company is terrible. I suspect their management is trying to mask the image that the company is a terrible place to work. This is just like the company runs, they make promises and statements to customers that are way off base from the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OverDrive full-time

    Pros

    You do get to work on some cool and interesting projects, and there is a youthful culture.

    Cons

    Overdrive is the stereotypical office space, evil corporate first job type of place. The management is abusive and treat you as easily replaceable. Do not even toy with the notion of moving up in the company, as it won't happen and they actually fired a dedicated coworker for asking for more money. They are shady and unethical, and everyone from their employees to their customers know this. Last, the pay is a joke. I would recommend you stay far away from this company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth. You are doing a terrible job of managing this company through its growth, which you are lucky to have. I hope this place goes under, you all deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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