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"Improving workplace; lack of roadmap from senior executives"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible work hours; don't really have to work as hard as you might for others in the industry; good people to work with; improving direction from senior executives (i.e., recent lack of non-sensical, herky-jerky, unfounded and disastrous strategic shifts); great place to cut your teeth in certain departments as a springboard to elsewhere; great Customer Service (let's hope so, given how much it costs the company); agile when direction is set and communicated.

Cons

Non-sensical, herky-jerky, unfounded and disastrous strategic shifts from senior executives; virtually no ROI projections done for strategic projects, and certainly no standard office that would consistently perform these estimates; lip service paid to defending company's profitable stores while limited resources are siphoned off to pet projects; pay pegged to geography, rather than to a position for an increasingly transitory e-commerce space; internal tools and systems developed to better train and manage human capital, but are rarely used and miss the most useful goal of training managers.

Advice to Management

Form a five-year plan and stick to it, rather than copying what others have already started doing (or cornered).

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. "A good Short Term gig"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photo Editor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Photo Editor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back work environment. You have to clock in and out but as long as you hit around 40 hours/week the schedule is a little flexible on your start and end times each day. They have some fun company activities and other morale boosting activities on a pretty regular basis. The people who work here are awesome!

    Cons

    Job can be mundane and boring. Editors are given very little responsibility besides dropping out background and uploading images to the website. The worst part is that they pay the photo team very little based on the skill set requirements and raises are so hard to come by. Its prob a good name to have on the resume but most people cannot afford to stay here very long before they find a better paying job.

    Advice to Management

    The people who physically create the face of the online company should be treated with a little more care. Pay a competitive rate and the turnover wouldn't be nearly so high.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great people to work with, but bad upper management leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of very smart people in development. Technology is fairly current and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management make decisions based on whims. Started out with 10 good ideas for the year. Now we are trying to manage 20+. They do not stay on task when it comes to goals.

    Advice to Management

    QUIT!!! We need new management. We need to stick to our decisions and not try to throw the whole kitchen sink when we already failed last year.

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