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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne
Patrick M. Byrne
623 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is the dumbest I have ever seen(in 68 reviews)

  • "Some senior management is afraid to call any shots because they don't want to be held accountable for the outcome or fired(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Company"

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm a Boomerang (someone who has left Overstock and come back), just like many of the best people I have worked with in Utah. I left because the tech culture was stifling, but came back because a former colleague convinced me that had changed. I have to say I love my new job. I am able to use cutting-edge technologies that allow me to be super-productive. I always loved the fun and diverse culture at Overstock and...

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    Cons

    We had some recent layoffs and they are a bummer. A few of my friends were affected. It's tough, but it seems that many of the people let go had grown apart from Overstock and it may have been the best thing for all involved. Others were laid off because a huge ramp in hiring and marketing spend did not work out as expected, so the company, unfortunately, had to reset it's bearings. Beyond that, some employees are...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep moving toward customer and data-driven decision making.

    Overstock.com2019-01-14
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great building and cafeteria, nice to have a gym onsite.

    Cons

    Management only promote their cronies/family members

    Overstock.com2019-08-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I LOVED my job."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked there for 15 years and unfortunately was among the 300+ laid off at the beginning of the year. Did it hurt? Very much so. But I still have only positive things to say about Overstock. I know many have been critical of executives. But as with all companies this big, you are bound to have a few leaders you don't care for. However, as for all managers I worked under, I can only report on what they were — exceptional....

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    Cons

    Parking lot is a good 8-10 minute walk (but can anyone really complain that Patrick wants to keep you healthy?).

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Just a sincere "thank you" for all the experiences and opportunities.

    Overstock.com2019-08-13
  4. "Overstock has great people but not enough of them to keep up with the workload"

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

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 401k match, on-site clinic, on-site gym.

    Cons

    No work-life balance and compensation is on the lower end

    Overstock.com2019-08-15
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Super passive-aggressive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser 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 a year

    Pros

    I have no pros...I come to work each day with a huge knot of fear in my belly so it's hard to notice anything positive. I am glad that the old president is gone

    Cons

    How you do in this company seems to have little to do with how you perform in your job, but more to do with how much the higher-ups like you (and sometimes they won't like you because you can do their jobs better than them). This company prides itself on listening to employees, but what that really means is they will listen to frilly ideas like what perks to offer at work, implement some unnecessarily complicated system...

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    Advice to Management

    You do not get more productive, happy and effective workers by laying off people and scaring them with their jobs. Take a look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs...if your employees are worried about being able to pay rent, buy food, etc because you've made them think their jobs are in danger, they will not perform well because that is not where their focus is. I've seen way too many good people leave this company and I'm...

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    Overstock.com2019-08-11
  6. Helpful (11)

    "A short term assignment."

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    Former Employee - Photo Studio in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Top of the line gear, talented staff, very relaxed expectations.

    Cons

    No one really cares. Those who do aren't compensated or acknowledged, no clear creative direction, too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    I never saw the CEO in person. The leader should show up and rally his people. Allow studio to complete shot lists and leave for the day. Consider Hourly vs. Salary. Don't cage talent and expect them to invent creative assets.

    Overstock.com2019-07-10
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck to help you pay bills.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very toxic. The management in all the departments are friends and if one of them has an issue with an employee then the others have one with the employee as well even when the one manager is wrong. I have experienced and seen discrimination, favoritism and the selling of drugs at work. Management there knows about all of this but as I said they are a tight group and walk around like they are Gods. Their...

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    Overstock.com2019-08-04
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Two Faced Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great peers to work with. Great Socials. And of course Lagoon

    Cons

    How do you give someone a glowing recommendation when they have applied for different position within the company and then not accept them back when they would like to return to that specific department at a lower position then they left? Seems like you would want someone with experience taking calls to assist the customers. Instead you are hiring from a Temp Agency.

    Advice to Management

    How do you think that makes you look?

    Overstock.com2019-07-11
  9. Helpful (7)

    "I wanted it to be amazing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Full time hours, benefits are ok, co-workers make an otherwise soul sucking job tolerable. Some of leadership seems to genuinely care.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime. Bad attendance policy that doesn't leave room for emergencies. Poor management with no direction. They basically wanted us to work ourselves to death, no care for any of us. The worst work life balance I have ever experienced at a job.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother?

    Overstock.com2019-07-10
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overstock.com

    Pros

    Coffee machines. Coffee machines. Coffee machines.

    Cons

    If you are ok with uneducated bullies fighting one another for the teachers attention, this place is for you!! I would equate it to a small town Jr. High. Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Non, they don’t listen anyway.

    Overstock.com2019-06-30
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