Blue Nile Reviews

38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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Blue Nile President & CEO Harvey Kanter
Harvey Kanter
9 Ratings
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smaller company, more opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Blue Nile

    Pros

    Smaller company, more opportunities.
    New industry, new market and new business model.
    It is expanding international business, nice work experience.
    Good company culture.

    Cons

    People from different departments are only focus on their own short-term goal. Employees don't clearly know the common long-term goal or company's competitive strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team activities. Let employees know company's short-term and long-term goals. Work at the same page. More cross-department communication. More feedback about work performance.

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Blue Nile Interviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Blue Nile in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR person was the first step. I don't know what the next step were because I decided to short circuit. I don't know what else to put here, since this has a 50 word minimum.

    Interview Questions
    • Yes I short circuited the phone interview because they told me they wanted to do a credit check. This wasn't told to me before they bothered wasting my time. I don't have the greatest credit do to a divorce, and quit honestly have never had to do a credit check for this kind of position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Blue Nile Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.bluenile.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (NILE)
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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