Blue Nile

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3 people found this helpful  

Smaller company, more opportunities.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diamond are not always a girls best friend

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Basic benefits (health, 401k, stock options)
    Easy commute in Seattle area
    Nice co-workers
    Bus pass
    Gym discount
    Medium sized company
    Some of the upper management were nice

    Cons

    Only worried about the bottom dollar
    Employees or customers are not their top concern
    Focus of the company is profit
    Did I mention that the company's focus is only about money
    Culture of negativity and immature gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is definitely lacking in many areas: The founder has to be supported by a more mature leadership because he does lack immaturity. He's a shark in the business arena and the profit the company makes is more relevant to his bank account than to anyone else. A more mature management style would make it a healthier environment. Not a lot of growth because company is so small. The current CEO (Diane) is a much better public representation of what a CEO should be. She is the company's "Gem".

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where Ambition Goes To Die

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Good overall business model.
    Stable and financially conservative.

    Cons

    Senior IT Management about a decade behind the times.
    Software Engineering team relatively incompetent, especially for Seattle
    Company's way overvalued so stock options are basically worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need fresh blood at the director level in IT. Find some people who've actually had an IT leadership position before joining Blue Nile. Most of the leaders have never really had another job in the field. You need to hire some real professionals to lead the team if you expect to retain talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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