Blue Nile
2.2 of 5 35 reviews
www.bluenile.com Seattle, WA 150 to 499 Employees

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A great ride but so much potential yet to be realized

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsOne 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 a very lucrative retail market. A company who knows how to recruit both business and technical talent. Fast paced work environment with cutting edge technology and an innovative market approach

ConsSomewhat 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 dynamic but power drunk CEO who managed to take over the healm from it's bricks and mortars founder, creating a somewhat toxic environment. I understand that has changed with it's newly appointed CEO and who's environment has hopefully improved.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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 to deliver the innovation. HR should begin to recognize it's talent rather than it's on-going use and lose policy for the whims and indiscretions of the SMT. Growing pains that will inevitably cost this company a lot.

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    Stop talking about the change and start making It

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Blue Nile full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Great people, good business model, able to make an impact Cons: Not enough staff, poor/no training for managers, low pay, lack… Advice to Senior Management: The things that need to change have already been identified. Rather than talk about it, it's about time the staff is beefed up and money… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Decent company to work for, but little opportunity to move up and poor pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Blue Nile full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Good people, good work environment, good work/life balance Cons: No opportunity for promotion (at least for my department) Pay was… Advice to Senior Management: Pay people what they're worth, promote those that deserve it,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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