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Excellent Entry Level opportunites

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

I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great people, great innovations, lots of opporunity to get involved in all kinds of inter-departmental projects, entrpreneurial spirit about the place, you get out of it what you put into the job,

Cons

Lack of communication bridges across departments. The general consensus is to keep departments so defined that the only way to really know what marketing does and how it affects finance is to have worked for both facets of the company. I think some bridge positions would be useful- people with interlaced responsibilites that can be go-tos when merchandising has a questions about marketing they have a go-to person for all their questions instead of tracking down 30 different channels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on communcation bridges and elimnate ambiguity between departmental roles.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    The once great to work for Overstock.com

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In general the people are smart an good to work with. Everyone wants to do their job well and, with minor exception, has the ability to do so.

    Cons

    The senior management (VP level and above, with a few directors in the mix) cannot stay focused on an idea long enough to see it through. By the time a first release happens they have already lost interest and started to prioritize the next new thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to focus on a set of goals that are doable with your resources (people, time, ability, opportunity). The constant shuffling of people because a new crazy idea popped up on the radar makes for a discouraging work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrendously bureaucratic mormon culture

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    - One of the few companies in Salt lake that's in retail
    - Labor force is cheap.

    Cons

    - Discriminatory promotion policy. Career growth requires you to be mormon.
    - Management team is fairly incompetent, Although recent senior management hires have been impressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop creating an artificial glass wall by promoting everyone to director. Have tangible metrics to measure performance. Management by hearsay is not a viable management strategy. Hire a few innovators and have faith in their abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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