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"Great company if you're in the right department."

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Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- lots to learn
- fun people
- lots of opportunity to move up or around

Cons

- company reorganizations, letting people go without warning
- some parts of the business are led by people who don't necessarily have any business managing others
- cliques

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Patrick Byrne, the CEO, is a tyrant."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to do amazing work and to develop my skills.

    Cons

    The culture is horrible. It's real-life Yertle the Turtle. No one should work for Overstock.

    Advice to Management

    You absolutely must get rid of Patrick Byrne. His bad ideas and practices have cost the company millions of dollars. O.co was a flop. His rule is oppressive. He promotes his mistress and those who will agree with him no matter what damage it causes. He carries guns through security at airports. Take a look at how many employees have left in the last year.

    Overstock.com Response

    Oct 25, 2013 – Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management

    Some facts to counter the emotion in this post:
    1. On most recent employee satisfaction survey, 62 % of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Overstock executives provide strong leadership for... More


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Learned a lot, Cost me a lot........"

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    Former Employee - Upper Level Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Upper Level Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do promote from within, and allow you to find your niche within the company. There is a great onboarding process for new employees, and an all around good group of people that work there. You get a lot of visibility into a lot of different processes around the company, and if you are in the right meeting, on the right day, your opinion is usually listened to. There are no limitations of the cross functionality of a position.

    Cons

    NEPOTISM. If you are not in the IN crowd, you will wonder every day if you have a job. Lots of emotionally run processes, with a lot of protection of the wrong people. They want to 'help' you grow, as long as you do exactly as they want you to do, they leave that up to you to guess though, lots of changing minds depending on the mood. A lot of fear based management, it comes from the highest of the high, so its no wonder that it trickles down.

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