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Earning my loyalty every day

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - IT Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

To me, atmosphere is everything. Every job in IT is going to come with certain common traits. But the environment that Overstock sets makes it easy to come to work everyday. While Overstock had some rocky times from 2005-2009, things are much better now. The executives are smart and know what it takes to do your job, because it was probably their job before they got promoted. The management team is very conscious of the work/life balance. Their motto is definitely "Work Hard - Play Hard". Have I worked long hours? Of course. However, I've also been told to take extra paid days off to compensate. Overstock understands that you have a life outside the office and that sometimes that takes priority.

Cons

There are not too many negatives about working at Overstock. The execs have worked very hard to filter out anyone that consistently causes "office drama", but some still exists. It's certainly much less than other places I've worked. The biggest "con" is a side-effect of this being a great place to work, i.e. no one wants to leave. Moving up can be difficult because people like where they are. Luckily, Overstock always try to fill positions from within before hiring outside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overstock does seem to have an obsession with catering every event with Cafe Rio. Now, I love Cafe Rio, but can we get Zupas from time to time? Maybe even Chinese?

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing and changing company that is struggling to make it to the next level.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overstock has a solid technology department. The team environment is positive and team members work well to collaborate with each other. There is a willingness to try new ideas

    Cons

    Overstocks' greatest strengths are it's weakness. The executive staff as ADHD and tends to try so many new things there is a lack of focus and consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core business! Develop and stick to a consistent business plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very enjoyable 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company, our department managers take care of us.
    Fair with employees at all levels with a positive culture.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Share short term plans with us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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