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Updated January 28, 2017
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Oversee.net CEO Debra S. Domeyer
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  1. "Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Oversee.net your voice is heard. You have the opportunity to make suggestions and affect the business no matter what your role. There is flexibility as well as long as you are meeting your goals. There are opportunities to get to know everyone in the company through social events, formal and informal. They also have a great new space that feels more like a start-up again and still provide free parking in Downtown LA!

    Cons

    Best fit for folks who like to take responsibility for their own discipline and are internally motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Surprised they are still alive..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oversee.net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch Fridays, flexible office hours, there are a bunch of smart and fun people working there, downtown LA is pretty solid

    Cons

    There is a serious problem in this organization and it starts at the top. Management is too busy worrying about keeping the board at bay with near term, short-sided solutions and will dismantle pieces of the business (selling business units, mass layoffs, changes to health and 401k, etc) at the drop of a hat to hit budgets and keep their jobs.

    Multiple GMs have come and gone, many within months of starting and seeing what Oversee is all about. Additionally, lots of the GM positions have not been filled for over a year so there's no day-to-day leadership, accountability or organization within the business units.

    Since there is no real leadership top down and within each business vertical, they are constantly juggling priorities and goals and those priorities change dramatically on a dime.

    The turnover rate at this company is unbelievable. All ROI driven employees leave when they realize that no matter how good they are doing they are going to be lumped in with their vertical unit's performance, and since every single unit at Oversee has been free-falling the past several years, nobody gets their full bonus potential. Couple that with the fact that they never give people raises or title increases, and you get high turnover.

    They pride themselves on being a technology company but that's their biggest weakness. They have antiquated business models on antiquated technology and are the slowest moving company from a development standpoint I have ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    My message is to Oversee's board: replace all Senior Executives within the organization to have a shot at innovating and evolving to become relevant once again. Otherwise, keep on spinning your wheels to save what you have which has quickly dwindled down to nothing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Once interesting and engaging, always dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oversee.net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The vast majority of co-workers were smart, kind and motivated. There was a nice mix of really experienced, long-serving colleagues, with less experienced, newer ones. Great downtown offices and location.

    Cons

    Disparate, un-related business units that distracted executive management, who enabled poor, dysfunctional and opaque decision-making, and seemed more motivated to preserve their jobs than collaborate with hands-on employees to evolve a successful business model.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely Poor Leadership, Layoffs, Stuck in 1999"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free lunch fridays and a handful of smart, motivated people

    Cons

    These leaders are truly terrible; CEO is confused; GMs are in over their head and don't know how to run businesses; the company has no intellectual property and does not invest in marketing tools to run operations properly. The company is being ripped apart to be sold or fold - do not join.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't listen or tell the truth to employees. Trust is earned through vision and leadership. The management at this company has neither.


  5. "Great place and amazing people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oversee.net full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I spent many years working in this company, and the company environment let employees to learn and grow in their own speed.

    You can quickly test new ideas and actually measure the business impact. Managers are very supportive and they will greatly appreciate your talent and work.

    People in the company are very professional at what they do, but also very nice and friendly. And there are small number of individuals who seems to know about everything.

    So, even if google fails you, you can get your answers from those individuals.

    Cons

    Oversee.net logo is outdated.
    There are many projects but not enough people for adequate support.

    Advice to Management

    Regularly communicate to employees about business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "hay days over, still okish"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    360 degree office view, nice office, talented ppl, good benefit, layback environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    uncertain future, management only cares about board meetings

    Advice to Management

    done't bend to investors all the time. think long term, instead of trying to meet numbers from board every quarter.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Challenges and Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am amazed by the talent here. We have hardworking and talented people on the tech team. I am part of the tech team, and also have a good relationship with the business. I've read the other reviews, and there are challenges, but to me that is a good thing. There's no point in working somewhere without challenges. What value can you bring if there are no challenges?

    Cons

    Like most places, there are some with less than positive attitudes, but the leadership is doing their best to make it a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on long term goals, and explain how the goals will be achieved.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Laid back, great culture, and flexible work hours."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a firm believer in ROWE - results only work environment, and oversee.net seems to be a company that operates under the ROWE mentality rather than the number of hours one puts in.

    Cons

    There seems to be a high amount of turnover lately. Would be nice to have a front desk person again for our visitors.

    Advice to Management

    I can't remember the last time we had a company meeting to discuss what's going on with our company. Once a month company meeting would be nice, perhaps.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "More management oversight needed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oversee.net full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office location, fully stocked kitchen, friday lunches, game room, and people.

    Cons

    Management is heading in different directions. Operations has many great ideas and really knows the business, this cannot be said for the finance team. Unfortunately the finance team is not working in conjunction with the views of management and looks to undercut them at all possible opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Finance team needs more direction and should work together with management as opposed to working against management. Finance and accounting is in great need of improvement, in particular senior finance personnel.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sadly a sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oversee.net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office space
    Excellent team to work with, less management.
    Well paid jobs

    Cons

    Poor management direction
    Financially stagnant.
    Approach is more to satisfy The Board.
    The culture that once was has dwindled down tremendously.
    Key employees have left to start off their own ventures and compete against Oversee.
    Not a cash cow as it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Create a team to fully develop an idea, work on it, and see it bloom. Do not drop it midway.


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