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Where Ambition Goes To Die

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

I worked at Blue Nile

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Blue Nile is a great place to work for people who like supporting great products and working in an exciting environment.

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

    I have been working at Blue Nile

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The business model is really smart, people are great, the fast pace makes it exciting and I enjoy my job.

    Cons

    Things happen really fast which makes it difficult to keep up and then other things take much too long.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees more autonomy appropriate to their roles so we can keep the pace quick and get things done.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Blue Nile

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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