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Overstock.com Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "High Paced Online Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Scatterbrained management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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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

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

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other places


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Boo hoo!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Job was okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time

    Pros

    The company parties that was provided to the employees

    Cons

    You moved up based off of favoritism


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent organization to build your career in technology"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lead Developer 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

    1. Competitive base pay, 401k.
    2. Leadership always motivates and cares about all employees.
    3. Most teams get to choose technologies for their projects.
    4. You can always pitch ideas to leadership team in person. Also, Overstock crowdsources it's ideas from employees.
    5. Senior management maintains transparency in decision making.
    6. You get learn and work on latest and greatest technology.
    7. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    1. It will be good to have better annual bonus.
    2. Most of the teams are short-staffed.
    3. Lack of solid performance review system.

    Advice to Management

    As we have been moving to the "pod" structure. Some teams have taken liberties in using technologies without consulting other groups. This is not only waste of organization's fund but may also cause issues in future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is a good employer!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Overstock.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment.
    New building.
    Tons of amenities.
    401k plan is more generous than most.
     Cool events.

    Cons

    Frequent broken promises. e.g. Don't ever rely on getting a bonus.
    Upper management is always looking at the next big thing and leave other ideas partially implemented and broken.

    Advice to Management

    Live with the current technology, and instead of integrating everything with old software, redo the backbone systems completely separately. Then once its ready throw the switch and move over to it and leave all those outdated systems behind.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Confused"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing corporate culture and coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of strategy from upper management
    Too much them/you between departments
    Depending on your role, there is no real investment in employees looking to further career/education goals

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the talent you already have, even the entry-level employees
    Define what a good leader is, hire good leaders, and keep good leaders
    Continue to build your internship program


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Not worth your time if seeking a career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If hired on from one of the various temp agencies used, the benefits they offer are pretty decent. Can be compensated well if you get in with the management.

    Cons

    Prejudice is often used when determining the value of an employee. Often race plays a huge factor in determining how they value their employees. You won't see any white alpha male types in positions of leadership within the entire company. You can have a strong work ethic, and strong performance, and will more than likely end up having trained the person they promote over you. Not at all a good place to work if you are wanting to move forward in life, or career. Warehouse workers have been referred to as "box pushers" and are seemingly considered to be inferior to the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly there is no point in giving them advice. They are to arrogant to listen to anyone below them. But the CEO should open his eyes to how crappy his warehouse is being ran. Standards are very low to which they hold people accountable. Most of the warehouse leadership, and employees do whatever is needed to get the job done, but cut corners at every turn. Some members of leadership do absolutely nothing, and upper management knowingly lets it happen. There are too many flaws to list with this company.

    Overstock.com Response

    Nov 14, 2017 – Vice President

    Thank you for your submission. Your review describes an environment that we don't condone. We will certainly look into your concerns, however, if you have details regarding your specific... More


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