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Fantastic Company - Phenomenal People

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

work/life balance compensation is top notch employee skill level is higher than average with many top talents in the industry Management is knowledgeable and they make good decisions for what's best for the company as a whole and not just individual teams or departments.

Cons

Sometimes I think that management sets a goal or specific criteria to meet and then all decisions are based on meeting that goal even if it isn't the best thing to do. They become paralyzed from doing anything that might interfere with the all mighty goal they have set and therefore make stupid decisions instead of making smart and calculated risks ignoring the benefits to be had.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing - its working!

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. Helpful (8)

    Working at Overstock.com

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual and comfortable atmosphere. Has a good benefits package. Reasonably good teaching environment supported by an internally developed on-line university, which is constantly improving.

    Cons

    Almost no potential for career advancement. Poor leadership support from management. Management strongly embraces a "Don't make waves" environment. Essentially no opportunities to provide feedback for management (this is the first time) or internal support departments.

    Advice to Management

    We need more of a push for teamwork between departments. Our environment is too contentious right now, we need to work towards a more cohesive operation between departments and move away from the current "Pass the buck" and "Don't make waves" feeling that we have now. The more people feel comfortable in voicing their thoughts and ideas, the more good ideas will float to the top. Last but definitely not least, give credit where credit is due. There is a lot of favoritism that happens in all departments, but no one dares to say anything.


  2. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, the ability to work from home when sick or bad road conditions, great compensation and bonuses, paid training and certifications, cutting edge technology, longevity of employees, internal university for genernal business knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    The paid vacation is on the low end (2-3 weeks) and no sick days (even though some employees can work from home). That's about the worst I can say after working here for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more team building exercises, increase salaried vacation by a week, and allow us to work from home more often. (maybe once a week)


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