Blue Nile

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1 person found this helpful  

Blue nile.

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

I worked at Blue Nile

Pros

If you were looking for a laid-back job where you can "phone it in" then this is a good choice. It is very easy to blend into the scenery.

Cons

No respect for ideas that didnt come from long-term management.
No way to move promising employees ahead in organization.
Complete lack of planning on everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect Employees in mid management and below. Just because you founded the company doesn't mean you are always right.

Horrible retention.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Blue Nile

    Pros

    Health 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 provide good (but not great) financial performance over the next few years; solid benefits such as 100% employer-provided health insurance and generous stock options

    Cons

    Inflexible and somewhat arrogant senior management has led to high levels of employee attrition; more political than a company that size should be; compensation not as high as competitors which hurts when stock options are underwater

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better system for recognizing and retaining star performers; be more open-minded when employees express different viewpoints from your own

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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