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Overstock.com Overview

Midvale, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
1999
Company - Public (OSTK)
Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Overstock seeks to provide dream homes for all. Our website offers millions of high-quality, brand-name products at discount prices, including bedding, home decor, appliances, watches, jewelry, electronics, sporting goods, clothing and shoes. We give customers an opportunity to ... Read more

Mission: We seek to provide dream homes for all.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2011 (#9)

Company Updates

  • Our very own, Kamelia Aryafar, on Machine Learning in eCommerce!

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    Kamelia Aryafar (Overstock) on Machine Learning in E-Commerce

    This article is part of our ongoing series " Humans of AI Academia and Industry ", consisting of interviews with AI experts and visionaries around the world. As you click through an e-commerce site like Amazon or Overstock, many of the features you interact with, from recommendations and search ranking to display advertisement selection, are driven in real time by machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

  • “We want to improve the customer experience, which started our journey toward personalization,” says Amit Goyal, senior vice president of software engineering at Overstock.

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    Overstock continues to personalize but desires more data on what consumers want

    Overstock.com Inc. wants to show consumers it knows them. With an Internet Retailer-estimated 6 million SKUs on its site, Overstock is working on ways to show the right productto the right consumer at the right time. And it's doing so through personalization.

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Overstock.com – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

Situated a few minutes' drive from Salt Lake City, Utah, Overstock is an original resident of 'Silicon Slopes,' one of the fastest growing technology hubs in the country.  We're game changers, problem solvers, and collaborators.  We are a passionate group of creative people who love and believe in the work we do.  Each one of us has a unique role in a fast-paced, tech-driven ecommerce landscape.  Oh, and did we mention we're pretty good at table tennis? 

What We Value

We offer high-quality merchandise, great value, and exceptional customer service.  By connecting people with products and services in new and unexpected ways, we strive to inspire people to make their dream homes a reality.

Overstock.com invites the best and brightest to join our team of talented professionals. If you are the type of person who likes to find new and interesting ways to work efficiently, enjoys working with others in a friendly atmosphere for the benefit of everyone and is willing to go the extra mile to achieve goals, this is the place for you. Overstock.com prides itself in offering associates a strong work life balance. We know that you have a life outside of work and when given flexibility to accomplish your goals, you are much more engaged. We also offer you a chance to be a part of something bigger. Overstock.com is continually working on improving our social corporate responsibility and providing opportunities to serve in the local community. See our Overstock.com Cares tab to learn more. 

With a wide variety of talented people working here, you will easily find your ideal place with us.

We provide our employees with an environment that will help stimulate their creativity and innovation, allowing them to put their great ideas to work. Our Idea Labs community encourages all associates to speak up and for their ideas to be heard at the executive level. Apply today for a job in information technology, merchandising, marketing, customer service, or a variety of corporate positions. Once you have joined Overstock.com we will work hard to make sure you are continuing to grow within your career. Check out the video about how one of our associates grew from a janitor to an engineer. With a full benefits package and more, working for Overstock.com will give you everything you need to improve the lives of you and your family.

At Overstock.com, we strive to provide our customers with quality products at the best prices possible. All the while, we make all efforts to give them a level of service that they will never forget, making them want to come back for more.

Help us fulfill our mission: "We save people money."

Here are some of the Benefits and Perks associates enjoy:

  • Summer Party at the state’s biggest theme park and a Fall Concert (Neon Trees, Snoop Dog and Bret Michaels are a few of the past performances)
  • A strong work life balance offering you the flexibility to enjoy life outside of work
  • Free Club O Membership: This includes FREE shipping and 5% Rewards credited for future Overstock.com purchases.
  • Corporate Discounts at Verizon, Apple, Microsoft, Dell, etc.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Real Estate Assistance Program: Save money when buying or selling a new home
  • Minutes from World Renowned Ski Resorts

And of course the standard benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 401k
  • Life Insurance
  • Competitive Salaries and PTO Plan

Who We Are

Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is an online discount retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry, travel, cars, and insurance. Worldstock.com, a fair trade department dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world offers additional unique items. Main Street Revolution supports small businesses across the United States by providing them a national customer base. A recent Nielsen State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report placed Overstock.com among the top five most visited mass merchandiser websites. The NRF Foundation/American Express Customer Choice Awards ranks Overstock.com #4 in customer service among all U.S. retailers. Overstock.com sells internationally under the name O.co. Overstock.com (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

 

Overstock.com

Overstock.com is a technology-based retail company offering customers a wide variety of high-quality products, at great value, with superior customer service. The company provides its customers with the opportunity to shop for bargains by offering suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Overstock.com is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co. Overstock.com regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on its website under the heading "Investor Relations."

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Overstock.com Cars

Launched in early 2007 and redesigned in February 2008, O.co Cars serves as an alternative to the traditional car-buying process by connecting customers to dealers in their local area. With pre-negotiated, dealer-discounted pricing, customers get a streamlined car-buying experience. For those looking for a vehicle at a significant bargain price, our Clearance Lot highlights inventory in the customer's local market with the greatest discounts

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Overstock.com Community

Since 2007, the Overstock.com Community has provided a forum for customers to easily connect with us and with each other. Using the latest in social media, you can join the online conversation. Let us know what you think and hear about exclusive deals by following us on Twitter, becoming a fan on Facebook, watching our videos on YouTube or reading the blogs and guides on Overstock.com.

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O.biz

Launched in late 2009, O.biz is a site where customers and small businesses can use the buying power of Overstock.com to save money on bulk and business purchases. O.biz is your business-to-business shopping destination for business supplies, whether you?re running a restaurant, hotel, office, or retail store. We give small- to medium-sized businesses an opportunity to shop for bulk and business-related items conveniently, while offering manufacturers, distributors, and other retailers an alternative nationwide sales channel.

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Worldstock Fair Trade

Comprised of unique, handmade products rarely available elsewhere, the Worldstock Fair Trade store allows you to enjoy their beauty and craftsmanship, knowing that you've helped to improve the lives of artisans around the world and empower them to reap the rewards of their talents while preserving their valuable cultural heritage. Worldstock Fair Trade is Overstock.com's socially responsible department that returns 60 to 70 percent of the sales dollars to artisans. 100% of all net profits are donated to fund philanthropic projects in several countries, including Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi and Nepal.

Eco-Friendly Products

Overstock.com is committed to offering products that help reduce impacts on the environment. Currently there is no standard for "green" or environmentally friendly products. Overstock.com recognizes several third party certifications in addition to our own internal criteria. The green tree logo identifies products that are earth friendly.
 
 

Main Street Revolution

Overstock.com, Inc. is forming partnerships with small businesses across the United States to market and sell their products to a mass audience via the Overstock.com shopping site. This "revolution" aims to empower the small business owners of Main Street to help lift us out of the recession created by Wall Street.
 

Free of Fur, Ivory & Exotic Animal Skins

"Treating animals like objects is not a practice that we believe in. It is a practice that should be stopped and we want to be a part of that change," said Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne. "If you agree that something is wrong...then you'd better roll up your own sleeves." Overstock.com made the decision to remove fur, ivory and exotic animal skin products from our site after learning of the inhumane treatment of the animals associated with them.

WorldBed Project

Imagine making a difference in how children and families are sleeping. There are currently hundreds of thousands of children and families sleeping on dirt or cement blocks that put them at risk of infection, contamination and disease. Join WorldBed in their efforts to change the way people sleep with their goal of getting 200,000 WorldBeds to people in need. This is "Advocating Comfort".

Carbonfund.org

Overstock.com is partnered with Carbonfund.org to provide Carbon Neutral Shipping on all Worldstock orders, at no additional cost to customers. Carbon neutral shipping is a process that balances the carbon emissions of shipping to promote clean energy and reforestation. (Standard shipping rates apply)
 

Committed to Eradicating Human Trafficking and Slavery Worldwide

Overstock.com, Inc. believes in, and strives to bring about, the eradication of human trafficking and slavery worldwide. Specifically, we are committed to the prevention of all forms of forced or compulsory labor and other highly abusive labor practices in our supply chain.
 

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    "Caring, Passionate, Exciting place to work!"

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers and management are very personable, and easy to get ahold of. They are eager to answer questions and to collaborate with you
    - Competitive pay with great growth opportunities
    - People are everything with this company, whether they are customers or internal. Everyone here ultimately helps the customer, so there is no job considered job
    - Work/life balance
    - Amazing perks! Fitness center, great cafe, greenhouse, and so many great classes that you are encouraged to take for free
    - You create your own experience - the company has a lot to offer, but you have to participate, collaborate, and help make the changes that you want to see

    Cons

    Nothing so far, but if you are not comfortable seeking out the things you want to learn or who you want to learn from then it could be a problem

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Overstock.com Photos

Overstock.com photo of: Team BBQ in the Courtyard
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Overstock.com Interviews

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    Senior Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midvale, UT
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Overstock.com (Midvale, UT) in April 2018.

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me to see if I was interested in Overstock's new block chain company Medici Ventures. I was then setup with a phone interview to discuss my current job and work experience. I then moved on to the next round. I had to get ahold of the recruiter the day before the on-site interview to confirm a time because he had neglected to do so. I was interviewed by the product owner, project director, project manager, and a member of the android team. After answering questions, the project director asked if I had any questions before they discuss moving me to the next round. I asked him if they were ever going to verify my coding skills via a test or by checking my portfolio. He was taken back by the fact that this should have been checked before my on-site interview. I was then given a tour and escorted out. Then a week later, I received a "thanks but no thanks" email. The team only had 2 developers on it, and the developer that interviewed me was in the process of quitting. He got fidgety and evasive when I asked him why he was leaving. I got the feeling that the project was not very organized.

    Interview Questions

    • There is a rope that will burn for a total of 10 minutes, but at variable rates. How would you use this rope to measure the passage of 5 minutes?   2 Answers
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Overstock.com Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work(#9), Glassdoor, 2011
  • Best Overall Company of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees, Stevie Awards, 2011
  • Executive of the Year - Up to 2500 Employees, Stevie Awards, 2011
  • 9th Best Company to Work For in the Country, Forbes, 2011
  • Top 20 Trademark Registrants, Utah Genius, 2014
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