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Don't Believe The Internal Surveys

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT

I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The offices are at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon which means you're about 30 minutes from slapping your skis on when you get off work. Your performance doesn't seem to matter as long as you understand the politics of the company.

Cons

I felt like when taking a survey I was one of the few people answering honestly. This company is staffed by passive aggressive types that are worried their criticism of the company in surveys could be tracked back to them. Upper Management is extremely reactive to market trends. There's a whole division of the company dedicated to trend analysis and forecasting... Of course these people are ignored and/or fired because their advice, based on facts, counters the hunches and gut feelings of upper management.

Advice to Management

Create a longterm strategy and follow it. I understand the benefits of being nimble but attempting to correct course week by week is not a good strategy. Identify your core business and grow it. Work in your strengths rather than trying to pursue new businesses that someone else is already doing better. Once you have a solid profit generating machine from your core that you can no longer improve then start looking at how to expand. Also, surround yourself with people that are smart and willing to present counter arguments to your ideas... Then, and this is the hard part, actually listen to them.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Must be part of the SLC Clan

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Director in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work Very Agile shop Great interaction with business

    Cons

    Your not Mormon then your on the outside in SLC.

    Advice to Management

    Well you sort of did it...flushed out the old CTO who did not have a clue


  2. Good Job

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced. Good environment. Aware of corporate footprint. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Sometimes deadlines are pretty tight.

    Advice to Management

    Give the technical employees enough time to do their jobs effectively


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