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"Decent place to work..."

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting technology - the company is willing to invest in cutting edge stuff so you get to play with some really neat ecommerce solutions and tools. Smart coworkers - there are a lot of brilliant people at the company. You will have to weed through a few people just coasting along but most people there are working hard and know what they are doing. Resume builder - its an impressive company to have on your resume if you want to work in IT, ecommerce, software dev, etc.

Cons

Pay - pay was a bit of a joke. I started out at a very low wage, then with a reorg was given a VERY large pay increase (40% or so). It seemed random and wasnt quite enough to keep me but was appreciated. There were MBA grads coming in at <35k a year. Leadership focus - there are (were) some great leaders and they could motivate and bring the team together, however it seemed like there was an overall lack of vision and direction. What vision there was was not always clearly articulated.

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. "Excellent technology company that sells things while developing and valuing their employees."

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

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

    Pros

    Overstock.com treats you like an adult. They understand that people make mistakes and deal with that professionally and develop people to become better employees. Thus making the whole company better.

    Cons

    At Old Mill location, no cafeteria or few eating places for lunch. Parking is a joke and could be improved (first come first serve would be better than divvying out passes in no order)

    Advice to Management

    A few minor tweaks and this company could be SUPER-DOOPER Excellent!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Its OK , not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is laid back and the work environment is quite casual. People get the things done and I believe that is what management cares about.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucrat management, the projects do not just kickstart. Lot of promises but no results. because of the planned projects, they do recruit resources and then nothing. People run away and the company has attrition issues. And when you resign from company, they are so much worried about the relocation bonus that they paid. To recover the money, they have attorney at the exit interview to intimidate the employee and threaten them with confiscating car if money is not returned. This talks a lot of about culture and values of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please get yourself organized, look at the processes and start to balance resources with the work you have. Look at your HR processes and stop harassing outgoing employees.

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