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4 people found this helpful  

poor pay, micromanaging, poor communication

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Former Employee - Copywriter  in  Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Copywriter in Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Overstock.com

Pros

easy to take time off, daily food trucks, great co-workers

Cons

promotions are given randomly to those not exactly qualified, while passing up long-term hard working employees. management seems removed from lower-rung workers and doesn't understand what exactly people do. few incentives, little praise when doing well but swift when someone makes a mistake. the feeling of being monitored constantly (online and offline); not being treated like adults. The benefits are also pretty expensive and terrible (Select Health - I had an HSA - I paid $30 a month, deposited $50 a month with no monthly employer contribution)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give more advancement opportunities to those who have been there longer/worked hard, rather than hiring new, incompetent managers. give more monetary incentives (as opposed to embarrassing field-trip-esque 'concerts'). Monthly contributions to those with HSAs (customary at many smaller companies). Don't send out emails warning staff of spending "up to 15 minutes a day" on non-work sites - we are adults and we have BREAK TIME. Seriously, we can do our jobs too.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for but depends on which group you are in

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    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

    Pros

    No politics and there are some very smart people. There is no micro management in the group that I am in. Excellent knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Development group seems to be bloated at this point, not sure how that is going to play out in the near future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    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

    Pros

    Growing company; rewards results, rather than friendships.

    Cons

    Need to complete IT projects more quickly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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