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Overstock.com Reviews

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190 Reviews
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Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick M. Byrne
Patrick M. Byrne
172 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.  

    Overtsock.com Rocks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    The enviroment at Overstock.com is great! I love my co-workers (well...my family) and the management at Overstock.com. This is by far the most exciting and rewarding place to work in Utah. Patrick Byrne is an excellent CEO. We asked for an ice machine at a meeting....and he delivered within just a few days! =)

    Cons

    I agree with a review posted on here that the advancement opportunities can be a little bit unfair at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let each employee meet with Patrick Byrne and discuss their interests, carreer goals, etc.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overstock.com a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Real people, very laid back and comfortable environment. I don't feel as if there is a lot of workplace politics and corporate inefficiencies that interfere with the goal of the company.

    Cons

    The health care options could be better, but it seems as if this is something common and unfortunately becoming more common in many corporations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the employee recognition that you do, simple emails of recognition after a late night of work are much appreciated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overstock.comish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, food, fun, make friends, close to home, fish, plants, open areas,

    Cons

    Some un-friendly co-workers, cheap coffee, and Bathrooms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve, Improve, and Improve the company, systems, and atmosphere.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Much scrutiny is given to potential employees, so good people are typically hired. Fast paced, fun environment. Great location right next to the mountains.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacation hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great benifits, poor leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    The insurance benifits are superb.

    Cons

    Don't try to get ahead in this company unless you are "in" with someone. Most promotions are based on personal feelings of team leads and supervisors, not you performance or capeabilities. Upper management has been hired from within, that means not many are qualified for the positions and almost all new projects and procedures are always a work in progress, and are usually at odds with the other departments. Working at the call center is a nightmare for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you are going to do something, DO IT! Some of your best employees are stuck because hiring managers hire for "Personality" rather than for their qualifications.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Overstock.com is a true believer in work life balance.

    Cons

    many manual hurdles to still overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve, develop and implement new systems in order to be more efficient and productive

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overstock understands leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    It is a place to work where individual opinion is respected throughout all levels of the organizaion. They truly get leadership and recognize and foster leadership potential.

    Cons

    A relatively young company so they are experiencing normal growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Systems and processes will become more important as the company continues to grow. Apply more resources in these arenas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overstock.com is a Great Place to Work for Software Developers

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Lot's of very smart developers who are dedicated to the professional growth of themselves and their colleagues.

    Cons

    There are some disconnects between the business side and IT. Big surprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for management that I haven't shared internally.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Underwhelming position but ok if its the only company in SLC hiring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Benefits, especially medical are second to none in terms of price and coverage.

    Cons

    Technology is stagnant and not progressive. Marketing VP runs the company. Technology, though central to the business is secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Junior developers to do the job since you really don't take advantage of the talent of the Senior Developers you employ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication provided from executives. Underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Disapproves of CEO

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