Blue Nile

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Might want to consider Amazon instead given hours worked, commute, and time spent around work.

Software Engineer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

ProsHealth benefits are fairly good. Stock options can be useless depending on when you're hired due to peak seasons. Pretty laid back place as a software engineer.

ConsManagement tends to be deceitful. Expected of engineers to work more than 40 hours a week. Project definitions are generally very vague. No documentation for existing systems. Turn over is very high in most departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee retention.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great business model and successful company, but has some growing up to do before it can be called a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at Blue Nile


    Pros: Relatively small size provides great learning opportunities and access to senior management; great business model and place in the industry that's relatively insulated should… Cons: Inflexible and somewhat arrogant senior management has led to high levels of employee attrition; more political than a… Advice to Senior Management: Provide better system for recognizing and retaining star performers; be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

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    A great ride but so much potential yet to be realized

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at Blue Nile


    Pros: One of the first pureplay's prior to the .com bubble burst that not only made it but was very successful. A strong business model in… Cons: Somewhat of an immature arrogant company that neither appreciates it's younger to mid level talent nor how to groom or retain. A very bright young… Advice to Senior Management: Don't let going public distract you from the roots of your success, your core business model and the backs of the talented brains that helped… More
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