Blue Nile
2.2 of 5 32 reviews
www.bluenile.com Seattle, WA 150 to 499 Employees

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A Camel is a Horse Designed by Committee

Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Blue Nile as a contractor for less than a year

ProsLocation, good entry level pay, friendly co-workers, medium sized company, looks good on résumé.

ConsGroupthink/design by committee mentality, micromanaging of staff, unrealistic standards and overly optimistic outlook, poor leadership skills exhibited by company leaders and general incompetence among a select handful of those in upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementSuccess is measured in dollars at Blue Nile. The health of employee's seems to be a secondary concern. There is a general lack of compassion held by those in management, changing this could only be an improvement. It would also be nice if leadership would politely remove their rose-colored glasses — If your employees are telling you there are problems then there probably are and you should take them into consideration.

Also, want to reduce your one designer per month turnover? Try letting people do their jobs and being there to support them. Instead of micromanaging and then blaming employees for delays, missed deadlines, and other shortcomings just let them do what you hired them to do. You have talented, competent designers, if you drop the design by committee mentally, and let them do their jobs your entire business would benefit and you wouldn't lose designers nearly as often.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Smaller company, more opportunities.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Blue Nile


Pros: Smaller company, more opportunities. New industry, new market and new business… Cons: People from different departments are only focus on their own short-term goal.… Advice to Senior Management: More team activities. Let employees know company's short-term and long-term goals. Work… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Diamond are not always a girls best friend

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Blue Nile


Pros: Employee Discount Basic benefits (health, 401k, stock options) Easy commute in Seattle area Nice… Cons: Only worried about the bottom dollar Employees or customers are not their top concern Focus of the company… Advice to Senior Management: Leadership is definitely lacking in many areas: The founder has to be supported by a more mature leadership because he does lack immaturity. … More

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