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"Smaller company, more opportunities."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smaller company, more opportunities.
New industry, new market and new business model.
It is expanding international business, nice work experience.
Good company culture.

Cons

People from different departments are only focus on their own short-term goal. Employees don't clearly know the common long-term goal or company's competitive strategies.

Advice to Management

More team activities. Let employees know company's short-term and long-term goals. Work at the same page. More cross-department communication. More feedback about work performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Nile

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Diamond are not always a girls best friend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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".


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Where Ambition Goes To Die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    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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