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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne
Patrick M. Byrne
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Pros
  • "In my department I have excellent work/life balance" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Great environment with great people" (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management all has different ideas of what they want" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Little to no work life balance up to 70 hour weeks in Q4" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've ever worked for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I T Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - I T Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing office with tons of amenities. Awesome events staff constantly putting on fun events in the office, as well as organizing events outside the office. Free concerts, great cafeteria, onsite gym and clinic not to mention a green house. Seriously the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    The company will probably be bought by a bigger retail like Wal-Mart or Kroger. Thats probably the only advice I can think of. And I was fired by Overstock. Usually when people are fired they write a bad review. That would be dishonest of me. The company was great to me. I just wasn't really super qualified for my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Patrick is an awesome CEO. I learned a ton from him while working there.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, endless opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow in your career if you want it. Not a lot of red-tape or unnecessary process. Operates more like a start-up, you are given a lot of autonomy to solve the problems you are facing. You can learn a lot and gain exposure to areas of the business that wouldn't normally be in your scope at a large company. Management is supportive and you are given a lot of trust as long as you do the right thing. Amazing perks, excellent work-life balance, and some very smart people that you get to learn from. As long as you are doing what is right for the business and working hard, you will love working for Overstock.

    Cons

    There are some people that have been given opportunities because they have been around since the beginning, but they are not effective and have no other business perspective. Departments could be better are cross-collaboration to minimize duplicate efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "You get what you give"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This job gives as much as you give yourself. I started from the bottom, and have had no difficulty moving up and making a career for myself. Management has been supportive, and any time I reach out, has been there to help. Great benefits. transparent upper management. Ask questions, work hard, and tell your supervisors where you want to go. I have yet to see anyone who has followed that formula not make it.

    Cons

    If you want to succeed you have to take your development into your own hands, which isn't always easy for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    More ongoing training, especially for leadership.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and co-workers. Fun parties. Food. Food. Food.

    Cons

    CEO is an eccentric, unpredictable, spoiled person. Everyone walks on eggshells so they won't be the next one laid-off. High stress environment. Pretty much on-call 24/7 without the on-call pay. The assistants run everything there and they are underpaid and over-worked. I'm not exaggerating that at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get a party planner.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "People work for the culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits, outstanding culture, values employees

    Cons

    People not giving their best to get them to their full potential

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Great place to build a career and support a family. Excellent benefits, culture and morale.

    Cons

    You'll never work a place more fun again.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Engaged and transparent leadership. I love how they always tell us what's coming down the pipeline
    -Tons of perks like concerts and employee appreciation days. There is always some kind of incentive going on.
    -Room for advancement. They basically beg you to try and move up in the company and what to do to get there.

    Cons

    None really. In CS management constantly tells you that you own your career so if you don't want a challenge. It's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore the haters

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, work life is a plus

    Cons

    not enough people to take on projects


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Better than the reviews suggest"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Overstock for a couple of years now and recently had a potential interviewee cancel because of the reviews here. What a waste. That potential associate never got to see the campus, enjoy a day with friends at Lagoon, listen to music at "Overstocktober", shop at the monthly on-campus Farmers markets, eat food from the on-site, organic greenhouse, relax in the Nucleus coffee house, push the boundaries of technology, experience a genuine Silicon-Valley culture in Utah, or work with some of the best people in retail. I saw the negative reviews too and I took a chance when I moved to Overstock. I don't regret it one bit. Don't just cancel your interview, come and find out for yourself.

    Cons

    Of course there are some cons to Overstock as well; no workplace is perfect. The building can seem a little sterile. Not all management is fabulous, some days there is no great choice in the restaurant. The grass on the lawn is a little long for soccer. As a non-exec, some leadership decisions sometimes seem a little strange. On the other hand, find me somewhere that this isn't the case and maybe I will consider applying...I will not expect a big rush.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Freedom in what I research, a great place to learn. A fun work environment.

    Cons

    Data is messy and in several different sources


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