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Diamond are not always a girls best friend

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

I worked at Blue Nile

Pros

Employee Discount
Basic benefits (health, 401k, stock options)
Easy commute in Seattle area
Nice co-workers
Bus pass
Gym discount
Medium sized company
Some of the upper management were nice

Cons

Only worried about the bottom dollar
Employees or customers are not their top concern
Focus of the company is profit
Did I mention that the company's focus is only about money
Culture of negativity and immature gossip

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership is definitely lacking in many areas: The founder has to be supported by a more mature leadership because he does lack immaturity. He's a shark in the business arena and the profit the company makes is more relevant to his bank account than to anyone else. A more mature management style would make it a healthier environment. Not a lot of growth because company is so small. The current CEO (Diane) is a much better public representation of what a CEO should be. She is the company's "Gem".

Approves of CEO

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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