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"Love it!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I have grown very much personally and professionally here. I am constantly challenged and learning new things. If all else fails, it's great experience to place on a resume.

Cons

Communication can be misunderstood, thus tasks may be executed improperly. The aftermath of that is dependent on the results once misunderstood communication has been shared.

Advice to Management

Tough times calls for desperate measures. It's not always easy making the hard decisions. People will always be more willing to offer critism to someone else rather than look to themselves to see how they can better improve. It's always easier to blame the people on top. I believe that management is a strong group of people just trying to do the right thing for the company. Rather than just shooting down ideas because you feel like something won't work, try it first if there is no good reason not to. If it fails, then at least it was tried.

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. Helpful (10)

    "This is a company that never quite matured."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Folks here are friendly.
    Folks try very hard to get their jobs done despite a strong culture of micromanagement.

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Poor compensation
    Short-sighted planning ans strategy
    Middle management does not last long unless they act as "yes men" to their executives
    Poor ability to identify and follow best practices
    The CEO has a dog he brings into the office and he lets it wander around and sniff people.
    Extreme levels of dishonesty from the CEO and his direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to "overstock.com", "o.co" has no brand recognition.
    Keep the customer service and the marketing departments completely separate.
    Start holding vendors accountable for services provided.
    Understand that as an internet retailer your core business depends on reliable IT service and your IT department has been gutted by poor wage raises and compensation.
    Concentrate on what you are doing good at, not on fads.
    An "open" work area environment is counterproductive when the office is so crowded.
    The CEO should quit micromanaging.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A lot of Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Growing Company
    - Profitable
    - Work/life balance
    - Smart peers
    - Ability to do solve very complex problems

    Cons

    - Senior Management very reactionary when making decisions
    - Not allowed to do things the right way, have to do what Senior Mgmt wants
    - Many of the leaders only have work experience at Overstock; not enough to know industry standards and best practices
    - Senior Management is over departments they should never even be allowed to get close to. (i.e. SVP of Customer Service also over Marketing)

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees. This is the least bureaucratic bureaucracy out there. Just because you know a lot about one subject, does not mean you know a lot about everything else. Stop making decisions on an employees job when you know very little about what they do.

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