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  1. Helpful (38)

    "Dysfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some smart people left that can be learned from if you go out of your way to bother them. If you get in with the right people, your chances of success are greatly increased. It's all about politics and nepotism, so if you're moderately decent at that you'll be way ahead of anyone else. Depending on your team, there is also nothing to do, at all, ever, so if you like doing nothing you'll thrive with the rest of the people doing nothing. Except for the holidays when the executives bark bad decisions at everyone. Sometimes they pass out alcohol for no reason. Which is definitely a pro. Also Lagoon day and the other random parties they have are quite good.

    Cons

    The executives are clueless. Incompetence, laziness, entitlement, and cronyism are apparently requirements to become part of the senior management. There is no leadership. There is a handful of indolent, inbred fear mongers that exert their power with contradictory and incompetent decisions that are unchallenged due to the nature of the structure of the kleptocracy. The CEO will send us emails with photos of him surfing in Australia during Christmas time while we are working through the night to make sure we keep his party fund well-padded. The President and CEO make a mockery of company-wide meetings where they make sex jokes and talk about drugs in between their incoherent babble with slides of strategy road maps where "the words don't matter." The sex and drug stuff might actually not be a big deal and maybe even be cute or charming if not for the fact that the rest of what's going on is so ridiculous. Millions of dollars go to whatever new lawsuits decide to show up any given month that Overstock refuses to take out of court despite their leadership's anti-government obsession. Then they take the expenses directly out of the already meager 'bonuses.' Brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, best buddies, and booty calls all report to each other and get high profile positions despite the obvious lack of merit on every level from every member of the group being described. It is quite embarrassing and incestual, whether or not these folks realize they are being talked about and made fun of. But in reality it doesn't matter because they are in charge. Many people don't even know who they report to. Organization charts change before they finish being implemented. Some people even report to themselves in the system, and some teams don't report to anyone at all. It is utter madness. The CEO hires contractors and has several pet projects that that bleed out value from the company like a slashed artery. He's completely checked out, as are most of the tenured employees of the company.

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    Overstock.com2016-03-04

    Overstock.com Response

    April 12, 2016

    We appreciate your sentiment. We’ve made a lot of changes and know there’s still work to do as we align the organization and make improvements for employees. Many of those changes have come because people have voiced their concerns and ideas. We will continue to improve as we receive and implement ideas based on our colleagues’ feedback.

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  1. "Great place of work thats only getting greater"

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    Current Employee - TZERO Customer Service in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are off the charts. Our place of work is a great atmosphere and from what I've seen, everyone looks out for each other. It's always been a family feel not only at this location, but company wide since I started working here. The amenities we get to enjoy are awesome as well. Cafe, Gym, On site Clinic, Day Care, Counseling offices, juice and coffee bar. Every now and again, we get to enjoy a little bit of time off work and have a social in the center of our building. I speak for everyone when I say that's the best!

    Cons

    Cant think of a whole lot to be honest!

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    Overstock.com2020-02-11
  2. "Highly recommend"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Elma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've loved working here. If your personable and competent then you will go far.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to be out of touch with reality at times.

    Overstock.com2020-02-23

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