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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne
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Pros
  • In my department I have excellent work/life balance (in 69 reviews)

  • Great environment with great people (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management all has different ideas of what they want (in 65 reviews)

  • Institute a better work life balance policy (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Caring, Passionate, Exciting place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter 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

    - Coworkers and management are very personable, and easy to get ahold of. They are eager to answer questions and to collaborate with you
    - Competitive pay with great growth opportunities
    - People are everything with this company, whether they are customers or internal. Everyone here ultimately helps the customer, so there is no job considered job
    - Work/life balance
    - Amazing perks! Fitness center, great cafe, greenhouse, and so many great classes that you are encouraged to take for free
    - You create your own experience - the company has a lot to offer, but you have to participate, collaborate, and help make the changes that you want to see

    Cons

    Nothing so far, but if you are not comfortable seeking out the things you want to learn or who you want to learn from then it could be a problem

    Overstock.com Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Vice President

    Thank you for this feedback. We like seeing 5-star reviews. We’re so happy to see that you’re enjoying your work at Overstock.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company Over all"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist 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

    Solutions Specialist, Tier 3 training, gives us the opportunity to assist customer for the welfare of the customer and the company. I liked the opportunity to assist the customer in doing my best and having the options to make the customer and stay on the company policy.

    Cons

    Presently I was moved to a mid shift and it is affecting my health and family. I have been denied a day shift. So I need to find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to keep good employees' by meeting the employee's life balance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Cool office, nice people. Fun

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this time


  4. "Good Opportunity to Grow if you ASK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, but it takes someone who isn't afraid to ask for opportunities. Awesome corporate headquarters. Gym, health clinic, cafe, greenhouse, awesome building. Very transparent CEO.

    Cons

    Gender equality is an issue in leadership positions. The company tends to only finish "Phase 1" of multi-phase projects and then bandaids for the rest. A lot of change too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on completing the best work, not just the fastest work.


  5. "High Paced Online Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like working with some of the latest technologies, this is a great place to be on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace of change can be a lot to stay up with. Company occasionally tries to be a Silicon Valley company; though, it is not necessary to do so.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not As Advertised"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO is a visionary. Overstock will once again be a great place once he finds the right leaders that are able to execute his organizational vision.

    Cons

    We were supposed to be embracing a decentralized organizational structure. Bureaucracy and politics were to be reduced. Decisions and accountability were to be pushed to the “knowledge frontier”. Unfortunately, there are a few well connected executives on a power trip that just don't seem to get it.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed, laid back environment. Lot's of employee perks.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other places

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Scatterbrained management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to move up within the company

    Cons

    If you choose to move up the more you are paid. If the company is not profitable that quarter the management team will lay off large groups of employees, often times employees that are paid well so it has a larger impact.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of lip service actually listen and take ideas from the employees. Most of the time they will say they want ideas and then management will go the exact opposite and spend huge amounts of money on business ventures that have nothing to do with the Overstock side of the business. They are caught up in crypto security or a car finder service. These projects often get half baked and then forget about.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and nice work environment

    Cons

    No bonus or additional benefits


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Boo hoo!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    The company allows employees to give input on anything going on. They allow employees to vent internally through different platforms and the exec team and CEO are heavily engaged. Every month those ideas where all the employees have voted on are bubbled up, the leadership team votes yes or no. I’ve never worked for a company where employees are given so much of a voice.

    Cons

    Overstock.com has its own brand of crazy for sure, but it’s no crazier than anywhere else. It’s the pace at which we move that people can’t manage. Changes are made quickly and if you can’t keep up, you will absolutely, positively not fit in. If you want a calm, peaceful, serenity now type of environment, Overstock is not for you. Plan on working your tail off, plan on changes, plan on a fast pace... so if you don’t like to work, move on.

    Advice to Management

    It’s pretty simple advice that only a few may be able to understand but Illegitimi non carborundum.


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