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Overstock.com Manager Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne
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  • There are some reviews here that claim work/life balance is poor (in 65 reviews)

  • Great environment with great people (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new facility is terrific: onsite day care, fitness center, physician, and cafeteria. Additionally, there are a lot of opportunities for upward and sideward mobility. If you get in, but it's not a good fit, there's a good chance you can change positions without changing companies. Another perk is a CEO who listens to and responds to employees. We get to vote on what benefits we want to receive and make anonymous suggestions that are actually heard and acted on.

    Cons

    It's a big company so there are a lot of inefficiencies that can make work more difficult. Workstations are small and lack privacy. The parking lot is a half mile from the front door.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee voices and empower the people on the front line. The building Nucleus needs to be improved: it's difficult to access and honestly not a great destination.


  2. Helpful (28)

    "Real Talk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They give a wide range of experience and autonomy as a product manager. I keep on coming back since I get to do everything! Executives much rather play chess than define strategy so both the strategy and execution falls to you.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. The best and pretty much only way to get promoted is to be related to or drinking buddies with the President. Not being in their inner circle, I fought for years to get promoted despite better numbers than others who were in the know. I can’t feel too bad though, there are only 2 females at or above the VP level anyway in a company of 1800. Not to mention they turned away top 10 MBA candidates for Product Manager roles stating they were under-qualified. At Amazon they would have been Senior Product Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on millennials, there is no strategy to reach them.
    Focus on professional development. A flat org is good, until you only see your manager for a combined 30 minutes every quarter.
    Don't sell child care as a perk when it costs half of a PM salary to send your child there.
    And finally, don't tell certain employees to write reviews. Most of these "positive" reviews were prompted.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced atmosphere with amazing growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the new president. He's making great changes that are focusing the company and creating ROI. New campus is awesome and really increased morale.

    Cons

    Work and pressure are imbalanced between departments. Some teams work 65+ weeks while others work 35. Minds change quickly when performance is weak, while making long-term strategies harder to implement

    Advice to Management

    Good changes, just need a great long-term strategy.


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  5. Helpful (35)

    "Things just got much better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Stormy Simon, the president of the company and probably at the root of most of the negative reviews on this site, just resigned. I cannot overstate what good news this is for the organization. Huge. Like an enormous black cloud lifting. Now we can get back to business in earnest.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many of the truly outstanding people she ran off or fired will never return. This is a true tragedy.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Stormy's reign of fear. Never give a single executive so much unchecked power again. And Patrick, please always be open to the possibility that you're being massively hoodwinked, as you were for about five years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great please"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Stansbury park, Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stansbury park, Tooele, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overstock is a great place to work. They take care of all of their agents

    Cons

    Noithing. I love everything about my job

    Overstock.com Response

    May 23, 2016

    Great to hear that you love it here!


  7. Helpful (37)

    "Too much politics and bad work enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    U learn quickly because it's fast paced. The new building is good. If you survive 10 yrs...you get to go to the party for 10 yr olds.

    Cons

    The stock prices have plunged from $20 to close to $12 in just last 6-8 months. Company is on downfall. Upper management is a nightmare, it's more of a political battlefield than a work place. Employes are talked to in a bad tone and get publicly humiliated.
    There is no documentation for work done in past. Every new manager for the same role starts from scrach and knows no history.
    The sword of termination is always hanging on your neck.

    Advice to Management

    As if they have ears? Stop humiliating people, they can work wonders for you if you give them the right envoirnment.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with great work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexible scheduling. Great company culture. Cares about employees, customers and the environment.

    Cons

    For me, the location is not ideal. That will change with the new office though. Salary is not terribly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your directors and managers more. They know their disciplines well and can be a great resource.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment, company ethic, employees are treated very well.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. I honestly love working here.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Lots of opportunity despite the crazy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great technology stack and good focus on sending tech people to conferences and training
    Lots of interesting projects
    401K match is one of the best I've seen
    Benefits are mediocre but not the worst out there...still put them in the pros
    Lots of fun collaborative opportunities and events
    A lot of movement and ability to advance in roles if you have the drive

    Cons

    Lots of key leaders have left the company recently, particularly those that understood the technology
    A ton of tech debt that never gets priority even though it's promised it will be slotted into the next phase

    Advice to Management

    Focus and complete what you started before moving on to the next sexy project.


  11. "Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After having experienced two other corporate environments in the brief period of time since I left Overstock, I wish this review could be all pros. Wonderful culture, promotion from within, engaged and intelligent colleagues, great resources and investment in forward-looking projects, competitive compensation and great benefits; I could easily go on. To sum it all up I'll just say that Overstock is the one business I've worked at that truly allows it's employees to achieve whatever professional goals they have, providing assistance and the tools to do so along the way.

    Cons

    Since it can't be all pros I will note that while I felt well-compensated during my time there, with regular raises and good bonuses, I did have colleagues who felt somewhat underpaid relative to other people with similar titles at different companies. I personally chalk this up to the absurdly low cost of living in Salt Lake City, especially when compared to working in the Northeast or Pacific Northwest. I should also note that when some of those colleagues sought better pay (and were deserving of it) they were able to get it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path you've trod so well recently; you've guided this company towards great success, and in doing so you've earned the full faith and trust of your employees.