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nice work environment

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Current Employee - Software Developer II in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Software Developer II in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

They have a friendly working environment

Cons

i think we need more entertainment facilities

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk from this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Benefits are not bad. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    I worked for Overstock.com for 3 years. It was one of the worst ran companies I have seen. Software developers are treated as 2nd tier employees. People in IT are often referred to as 'resources' rather than members of a project. They are told what to implement and there is little to no true collaboration between developers and the 'business side' because of power control. Unfortunately a lot of development teams are OK with this because it allows them to put minimal effort in, arriving at 9:30 and leaving at 4:45.

    There is little to no room for advancement in IT. Ask about it.

    Communication between teams is near non existent. In fact there exists a certain "if I don't have to tell you I won't" type attitude in near every area of IT. Much of the IT staff is being moved to the Warehouse facilities where the office space is terrible (but they won't show you that during the interview).

    Most Developers are given 1 box that is a core2duo machine, yes a core2duo!! Two 26 1080p monitors. I have heard it called sweat shop development, thus the terrible hardware provided. They have a 3 year hardware cycle program, but buy low end stuff to start with.

    The new CTO (as of a year ago) came in because he had been 'successful' with out-sourcing at KPMG. He has started the same sourcing to India at Overstock as well. It is not popular, but he continues to push it through.

    To summarize, on the surface Overstock seems like a good place to work. But the details show a company that doesn't trust their IT/Development group. Has staff cycling through it in many departments. Overall you will be treated as just a number in the staff. Lastly Amazon is eating Overstock's any potential for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want a company to grow, hire the right people and let them do so...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Usually Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Overstock.com provides many benefits for the employees, which they are not required to do. Upper management does try to relate to the lower employees. There are the politics that you find in any company, but I feel that Overstock.com is better than most.

    Cons

    There are still those at the company that hire by who they know and not what they know. Don't expect to earn a mint working for Overstock.com. I have not had a raise in 3.5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to the employees who work hard and care about the job they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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