Overstock.com Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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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
  • Others get chewed out by middle- or upper-management even when they're doing an excellent job (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Great place to build your resume and find a home!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Take time to enjoy the wins.

    Overstock.com Response

    Apr 22, 2015SVP Human Resources

    Couldn't agree more! So many of our associates have wonderful stories of starting in Customer Care or the Warehouse and working their way into a career in Marketing or Merchandising. So much ... More


  2. love my job!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family like feeling
    Amazing management! Especially CS!
    Great opportunities available
    Good pay
    Fun caring team!
    I feel happy each day I get up to go to work.

    Cons

    They give a lot of chances to people, when they are rotten apples.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spend time and develop. Love seeing managers with their leads and agents. Support the floor as much as you can.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A company with a conscience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People, work/life balance, interesting work, stable company with steady growth, bonuses, perks. Overstock also tries to "do the right thing".

    Cons

    Fast over right, lots of tech-debt, not enough data scientists, too many "ooh shiny" projects lacking cost/benefit analysis or accountability.

    Advice to Management

    A clearer corporate strategy/vision shared with all the staff could allow us to grow the business much faster.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Senior Demand Management Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Demand Management Analyst in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Demand Management Analyst in Cottonwood Heights, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my co-workers, analyzing data, and building tools in Excel to make work easier. I enjoy the atmosphere and flexible hours to work here

    Cons

    Work life balance started out great, but they are starting to put more and more on us and sometimes it is harder to balance it.

    Advice to Management

    Overall my management is good. We get along and they can come to me if they have questions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Merchandise Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and a breath of fresh air

    Cons

    Only the cons that you create


  7. Helpful (2)

    Systems Engineer

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

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very competitive but fun environment to work.

    Cons

    Can't think of significant cons work wise, but SLC gets real cold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the niche area that Overstock can excel in.


  8. Wahoo!

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits. If you have an idea, it can be implemented. Job can changed on a daily basis. Ping Pong!!!

    Cons

    Cultual differnce Difference between Warehouse and corporate. The new building should help with that. Lots of high energy management. Would like things to be a bit more scientific


  9. Very nive place for Tech Enthusiasts

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Good Management and Good Tools and Technologies used

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None,

    Advice to Management

    None, None, None, None, None,


  10. The Big Company with the Soul of a Start-Up

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fast-paced, energized, open environment, filled with some of the smartest, most passionate people I've ever met. Considering the overall size of the company, the organization is relatively flat; if you have an innovative idea you want to pursue, this is the place to make it happen. I have never been in such a soul-filled, energized, exciting environment.

    Cons

    There are so many amazing ideas, but not enough hours and/or developers to pursue them all at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Create an overarching project priority list, and communicate this throughout the company (especially when priorities change).


  11. Hard Work and a Positive Attitude Take You Anywhere

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone cares about you, and your concerns matter

    Cons

    Lack of technical knowledge and potential

    Advice to Management

    Associates need better outlines for career paths and opportunities

    Overstock.com Response

    Aug 24, 2014CEO

    Thanks for the feedback. I regret that associates need better outlines for career paths. I think you are right. You know, we have over the years promoted a tremendous number of people from within ... More



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