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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Overstock.com

Pros

I have grown very much personally and professionally here. I am constantly challenged and learning new things. If all else fails, it's great experience to place on a resume.

Cons

Communication can be misunderstood, thus tasks may be executed improperly. The aftermath of that is dependent on the results once misunderstood communication has been shared.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tough times calls for desperate measures. It's not always easy making the hard decisions. People will always be more willing to offer critism to someone else rather than look to themselves to see how they can better improve. It's always easier to blame the people on top. I believe that management is a strong group of people just trying to do the right thing for the company. Rather than just shooting down ideas because you feel like something won't work, try it first if there is no good reason not to. If it fails, then at least it was tried.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Slow promotions and even slower raises. Bonuses suck.

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    Current Employee - Technology in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Technology in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with and there is always work to do so sitting around is not an option.

    Cons

    Senior leadership needs to worry less about suing other companies and more about being profitable. People getting promoted solely for sucking up yet being completely inept at any type of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and take a 1010 course on management.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    This is a company that never quite matured.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Folks here are friendly.
    Folks try very hard to get their jobs done despite a strong culture of micromanagement.

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Poor compensation
    Short-sighted planning ans strategy
    Middle management does not last long unless they act as "yes men" to their executives
    Poor ability to identify and follow best practices
    The CEO has a dog he brings into the office and he lets it wander around and sniff people.
    Extreme levels of dishonesty from the CEO and his direct reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to "overstock.com", "o.co" has no brand recognition.
    Keep the customer service and the marketing departments completely separate.
    Start holding vendors accountable for services provided.
    Understand that as an internet retailer your core business depends on reliable IT service and your IT department has been gutted by poor wage raises and compensation.
    Concentrate on what you are doing good at, not on fads.
    An "open" work area environment is counterproductive when the office is so crowded.
    The CEO should quit micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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