Overstock.com
3.7 of 5 388 reviews
www.overstock.com Salt Lake City, UT 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Improving workplace; lack of roadmap from senior executives

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

ProsFlexible work hours; don't really have to work as hard as you might for others in the industry; good people to work with; improving direction from senior executives (i.e., recent lack of non-sensical, herky-jerky, unfounded and disastrous strategic shifts); great place to cut your teeth in certain departments as a springboard to elsewhere; great Customer Service (let's hope so, given how much it costs the company); agile when direction is set and communicated.

ConsNon-sensical, herky-jerky, unfounded and disastrous strategic shifts from senior executives; virtually no ROI projections done for strategic projects, and certainly no standard office that would consistently perform these estimates; lip service paid to defending company's profitable stores while limited resources are siphoned off to pet projects; pay pegged to geography, rather than to a position for an increasingly transitory e-commerce space; internal tools and systems developed to better train and manage human capital, but are rarely used and miss the most useful goal of training managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementForm a five-year plan and stick to it, rather than copying what others have already started doing (or cornered).

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

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time for more than a year


    Pros: work/life balance, flexible hours and smart people to work with Cons: currently company is not in good shape, hopefully they will… Advice to Senior Management: should be more focus while starting project Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Improving culture, but concerns about long-term prospects of the Brand

    Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time for more than a year


    Pros: -Strong work/life balance -Opportunity for growth - prove that you can own & grow the business and doors will open… Cons: -No structured bonus program -No perks - very cut and dry -Hit-and-miss with talent and leadership at the company -Brand is… Advice to Senior Management: Need to discover the value prop of the company and stick to a strategy. Focus… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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