Blue Nile Reviews

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45 Reviews
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Blue Nile President & CEO Harvey Kanter
Harvey Kanter
15 Ratings
  • good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Blue Nile

    Pros

    - great people to work with
    - good office location (Pioneer Square)
    - great work and life balance
    - the company places a high value on social responsibility, I love to volunteer for the causes they support

    Cons

    - could use more training opportunities and emphases on individual career development
    - compensation is behind market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Blue Nile Interviews

Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

4%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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17%
5%

Interview Difficulty

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    Seattle Corporate Headquarters Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Blue Nile.

    Interview Details

    My interviewers repeatedly called Blue Nile "lean" in my interviews and I learned when they described the company that this meant cheap, insufficiently staffed, disorganized, and legally noncompliant. The job description that I responded to was vague, and during the interview I learned that the job position comprised 4 different roles (3 of which I had no experience for) and that I would share all of these roles with other employees rather than specialize in my technical expertise, even though the other employees were not educated regarding my technical expertise. This is very disorganized. Blue Nile employees should be specialists rather than all share job roles. Whoever runs this company from the top is doing a terrible job. The job posting also lied that the salary was competitive as it was about 40k. My lack of enthusiasm showed during the end of the interview process.

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    Average Interview

Blue Nile Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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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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