Overstock.com

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Great company if you're in the right department.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

- lots to learn
- fun people
- lots of opportunity to move up or around

Cons

- company reorganizations, letting people go without warning
- some parts of the business are led by people who don't necessarily have any business managing others
- cliques

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rapidly changing, ripe with opportunity, but only because top management is bi-polar and create an unstable work enviro.

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    Former Employee - Worked On Special Projects in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Worked On Special Projects in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, flexible. Has tremendous community values on some things. Excellent development team.

    Cons

    Upper management uses emotions and will often make decisions on things they do not understand. Moving ahead in the company more often is who you know, not how hard you work. Bonus system is next to nonexistent, unless you are an executive, and never transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you hire instead of having to be involved with every little decision. Quit paying yourselves so much and give it to the workers instead. This economy and country is being destroyed by those at the top of business. Quit adding to the problem, please.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Overstock.com Response

    Nov 1, 2013Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management

    The bonus system was changed for 2013 to address concerns like those expressed in this review about transparency. Basically, the 2013 bonus plan is to take a designated percentage of company profit ... More

  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Patrick Byrne, the CEO, is a tyrant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overstock.com

    Pros

    I was able to do amazing work and to develop my skills.

    Cons

    The culture is horrible. It's real-life Yertle the Turtle. No one should work for Overstock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You absolutely must get rid of Patrick Byrne. His bad ideas and practices have cost the company millions of dollars. O.co was a flop. His rule is oppressive. He promotes his mistress and those who will agree with him no matter what damage it causes. He carries guns through security at airports. Take a look at how many employees have left in the last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Overstock.com Response

    Oct 25, 2013Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management

    Some facts to counter the emotion in this post:
    1. On most recent employee satisfaction survey, 62 % of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Overstock executives provide strong leadership for
    ... More

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