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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated April 6, 2018
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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 71 reviews)

  • Great environment with great people (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management all has different ideas of what they want (in 64 reviews)

  • Institute a better work life balance policy (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "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)

    "Love Working for Overstock"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly environment
    - Great Employee Perks (Onsite gym, cafeteria, coffee/juice bar, masseuse, onsite clinic)
    - Fun Company wide events
    - Innovative initiatives
    - Large company growth
    - Great work-life Balance

    Cons

    I have no cons as of working here, it is a place that is constantly changing, so if you aren't able to be fluid and flexible, it won't be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, making this place an exciting and fast-paced place to work. Love working for a company who always strives to be on the cutting edge.

  3. "Fraud Department was fun to be a part of."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Fraud Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Fraud Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture! We had a monthly fraud department party to keep morale up. Benefits for full time employees. Company parties twice a year.

    Cons

    Not too much room to grow within the department.


  4. "Good company"

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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

    Benefits are great
    Great co-workers
    I feel like CEO tries to do right for his employees
    If your hard working and take initiative you can find a career instead of just a job

    Cons

    Different departments have a hard time coordinating projects

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "good one two three four five"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Murray, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok good for experience and good benefits

    Cons

    bad management one trainor had really bad breath everyday

    Advice to Management

    pay attention and take your time


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Retail business not a focus anymore"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Great possibility of long-term tenure on a team

    Cons

    No architecture team indicates a tendency to buy versus build direction
    Most people don't get a career path

    Advice to Management

    None ( because they know everything)


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Talended co workers, good tech stack and unskilled product managers and directors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology stack is good, talented co workers, pay is average but better than most of the companies in the valley

    Cons

    Mid level management doesnt have proper goals and most of them doesnt have skills to manage or direct a team

    Advice to Management

    Lately lot of people and architects have been leaving the company because of changing company culture. If some one is managing a team or set of teams, please provide capability for employees to rate all the managers higher up the chain.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience"

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

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    The interview process, the turnaround time, the general excitement from the teams, and the experience overall has been awesome so far.

    Cons

    No Maternity/Paternity Leave right now, but I believe it's something that they're working on.

    Advice to Management

    We need to make more of an effort of getting women into leadership roles.

    Overstock.com Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – Vice President

    We're glad you're having an excellent experience! We hope that you participate in our Overstock Women's Network (OWN) events, as they offer opportunities for growth & development and networking... More


  9. Helpful (27)

    "shiny on the outside, scary on the inside"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Murray, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very laid back, almost too laid back
    - good benefits
    - nice building

    Cons

    - management
    Let me elaborate. You entire lifespan at Overstock will depend on which team you end up on, and which cliques you brown-nose yourself into. If you are lucky, you will have a manager who will shield you from most of senior management's odd ways of operating which include but are not limited to: rapid fire projects that have no consistency (not to mention developer requirements), projects with impossible deadlines that come paired with immediate blockers, or just no sense of direction at all. Mixing these inevitable scenarios, you are left with a system riddled with tech-debt, an analytics platform that no one trusts, and never ending quick-win assignments that only pile on more garbage to the obvious crumbling infrastructure that our drunk leaders call a "tech-company".

    - false promises
    If the lies about salary being above market value weren't enough, leadership also likes to tease their developers with bonuses and bounties that historically have not been delivered on. Miss the bounty deadline by a day? Dang, no bonus, but we still need that project out there, and yesterday. This carrot-on-a-string strategy has further distanced teams that used to work well together as everyone is now after their own profits.

    Advice to Management

    It seems as if people have been trying to give you advice, maybe it's time to step back and start listening.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place for Entrepreneurs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Product 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 like to think of working at Overstock as a being in a startup with the backstop of a large and stable company. The opportunities are nearly endless, and the projects we work on, while clearly moving toward a multi-year vision, are iterative and inform what follows; so while the multi-year is clear, the 3-6 month isn't always due to the nature of working on greenfield projects at the bleeding edge of technology. The great thing about that is that each person gets to help define how we get to our end game, while having clarity around what that end game is.

    Cons

    Overstock isn't a great place for people who are uncomfortable operating in the unknown. Unfortunately, the fact is that when you're building things that haven't been built before, that's exactly where you have to operate.

    Advice to Management

    The last year has seen the most rapid and exciting growth that I've ever been a part of. Keep it up.


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