Overstock.com

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Typical Corporation

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

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

Pros

The CEO is great (just too bad it doesn't trickle down to the rest of management), there are some good people who work there, company values sound and look good on paper

Cons

The culture of Overstock is challenging - most of upper management is completely out of touch with reality and with the people they are supposed to be managing. The office location out by the airport is a joke, the higher ups try to make you drink the company kool-aid but deny it is what it is: a place for CS workers to sleep (both in break rooms and at their desks), and people with a high level of incompetence to excel. Developers and Merchandising groups are a constant revolving door.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The middle management is much better at their jobs than the people at the top. Motivating by fear is not a good way to conduct business. Instead of threatening people, try actually showing them you appreciate their hard work - rather than the current tactics of promoting morons just because they know someone already at the top (and who are, in reality, totally incapable of producing respectable results).

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Rules Employees with Fear

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful scenery
    Great coworkers
    Can quickly climb the ladder

    Cons

    - Management Team is atrocious. They rule employees with scare tactics and constant layoffs.

    -The CEO is an egomaniac who will quickly toss aside employees who have been with the company for years because he has a bad day.

    - the company is not quick enough to change with the market. New projects take a year + to implement and by the time they're up and running management changes direction again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop posting positive reviews to counteract the negative/accurate feedback. Anyone who has worked at this company knows the 4 & 5 star reviews are completely falsified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, office culture, location

    Cons

    nothing much to say here. Maybe more perks and sick days off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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