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"Improving culture, but concerns about long-term prospects of the Brand"

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Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Strong work/life balance
-Opportunity for growth - prove that you can own & grow the business and doors will open up for you (up to the director level).
-Great location, very attractive for locals and people who like the outdoors

Cons

-No structured bonus program
-No perks - very cut and dry
-Hit-and-miss with talent and leadership at the company
-Brand is very ambiguous, with Amazon dominating online retail, where does Overstock fit? Company still trying to figure this out

Advice to Management

Need to discover the value prop of the company and stick to a strategy. Focus on the core business and less on distractions that someone thinks can be a home run.

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. Helpful (3)

    "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).


  2. "A good Short Term gig"

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    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.

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