Overstock.com - poor pay, micromanaging, poor communication | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Overstock.com
There are newer employer reviews for Overstock.com

See Most Recent

Helpful (5)

"poor pay, micromanaging, poor communication"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Copywriter in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Copywriter in Salt Lake City, UT
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

easy to take time off, daily food trucks, great co-workers

Cons

promotions are given randomly to those not exactly qualified, while passing up long-term hard working employees. management seems removed from lower-rung workers and doesn't understand what exactly people do. few incentives, little praise when doing well but swift when someone makes a mistake. the feeling of being monitored constantly (online and offline); not being treated like adults. The benefits are also pretty expensive and terrible (Select Health - I had an HSA - I paid $30 a month, deposited $50 a month with no monthly employer contribution)

Advice to Management

give more advancement opportunities to those who have been there longer/worked hard, rather than hiring new, incompetent managers. give more monetary incentives (as opposed to embarrassing field-trip-esque 'concerts'). Monthly contributions to those with HSAs (customary at many smaller companies). Don't send out emails warning staff of spending "up to 15 minutes a day" on non-work sites - we are adults and we have BREAK TIME. Seriously, we can do our jobs too.

Other Employee Reviews for Overstock.com

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent company to work for but depends on which group you are in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No politics and there are some very smart people. There is no micro management in the group that I am in. Excellent knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Development group seems to be bloated at this point, not sure how that is going to play out in the near future.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company; rewards results, rather than friendships.

    Cons

    Need to complete IT projects more quickly.

There are newer employer reviews for Overstock.com
There are newer employer reviews for Overstock.com

See Most Recent

Work at Overstock.com? Share Your Experiences

Overstock.com
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or