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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
419 Reviews
3.5
419 Reviews
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Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick M. Byrne
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353 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Just like some of the other reviews mention, there is a great work/life balance here (in 32 reviews)

  • They pay well and the work environment is very diverse and accepting (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Previous reviews on here are obviously from within the company and upper management (in 31 reviews)

  • Senior Management - CEO and current President - have no interest in building a profitable business (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to build your resume and find a home!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of opportunity to innovate and be recognized if you are willing to put in the time. You get a good vibe at Overstock that you don't get at other companies. It could be because the people like each other and generally enjoy coming to work. It could also be because the CEO and President care as much about people as they do about growing the business. Either way, it's a great place to find a home.

    Cons

    Too many special projects can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to enjoy the wins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Csr3 in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Csr3 in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Close to home. Decent pay.

    Cons

    No attendance policy in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the individual as growth occurs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    political nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Overstock.com

    Pros

    fun exciting work. find a job with another company fast...great springboard if done in the first year.

    Cons

    watch your back and if you aren't in...you will probably be out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a culture of advancement and security not a world of layoffs if not related to the upper management or their children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Great Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Overstock.com is a great company to work for. They are stable and have a clear future. The people are fun and no matter who you are you are welcomed.

    Cons

    The work Load can be overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great pace to work

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, very progressive. Bunch of very smart people to learn from. A culture of teams and loyalty.

    Cons

    Nothing thats worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Employee Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Despite the lack of leadership and confusing work environment you'll find great coworkers that are hard working individuals.

    Cons

    The biggest problem I see is with leadership and overall lack of vision for the company. The person they have put in place as president is a big liability for them, This persons lacks the credentials, education and management experience for this very visible roll. This persons management style is to manage from a place of fear and intimidation. If your the type of individual that works best in a company with open communication, teamwork and decisive leaders you may not survive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire great people, give them the tools they need and let them do what they do best. Word to the executives, embrace the concept of collaboration it's amazing what you can learn from your teams. Also stop believing your own hype and start listening to your customers, in the end it's about them not self-servlng executives with their own agenda.

    Overstock.com Response

    Dec 9, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion. I thought you should know that the greatest champion of the qualities you seek in your career, hiring great people, embracing collaboration, and ... More

  8.  

    Overstock has been great to me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, casual and fun. They do a lot of in house promotions so you nave feel stuck in one path

    Cons

    The cogs of the internal business, promotions raises moves slow, however there does seem to be a slight improvement as of late. Still could use some work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cogs of the internal business, promotions raises moves slow, however there does seem to be a slight improvement as of late. Still could use some work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Split work culture. One good. One not

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Tester in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Tester in Cottonwood Heights, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The older employees and the corporate office has a culture of quality software over speed with good work life balance.

    Cons

    The new culture at the "split" location is more about speed over quality and long hours and deadlines. Eventually the groups will combine at a new location and it's unknown which culture will become dominant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core values of what made Overstock.com a good company and a good company to work for, good customer service and good quality software.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better have some friends..

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, most of the time.

    CEO is driven (though not always in the right ways)

    Company events can be nice, though a more competitive pay would be better

    Cons

    Don't expect to move up without friends or family.

    Management is all about politics. No one cares if you are actually a good employee or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives need to run the business better. Stop focusing on your pet projects, and look into ACTUALLY improving your basic customer service rep's job.

    Be more competitive pay wise with other online retailers, even if it means the executives have to take a small hit out of their very large salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Better than its reputation

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

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people who work at Overstock are creative, fun, dedicated, and smart. It's an exciting team to be a part of.

    Cons

    Everyone above a certain level has gotten there by being friends with the owner, not by being qualified. There's definitely a limit to how far you can advance if you're not already one of the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the employees you have. Invest in career planning, and help those who are interested advance in the company.

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