Great enviornment with Supervisors willing to teach and coach
bench jewler 1 (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 8 April 2017
Its a great place to work with great benefits. And all of the coworkers come from many different places around the world. The supervisor of the shop is great and very personable. he's also very willing to listen and address any concerns or questions.
Senior Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 12 November 2016
Tense, punitive culture. Horrible managers who don't receive any managerial training, don't improve, but keep their jobs no matter how bad they are, how many people quit under them, or how many people go to HR about them. Working there was one of the WORST experiences of my entire life.
Diamond and Jewelery Consultant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – 7 November 2016
Blue Nile is a great place to work as they still have a start up culture even though they have been in business for 17 years have over 50 employees as well as holding the title of being the largest diamond retailer online. They make the work place feel fun and competitive while also having leadership who are interested in who you are and where you are going. Sometimes, the compensation did not feel adequate for the work put in but this is the draw back of being lean and competitive in todays high end markets and is made up for in the great benefits package.
10cent cokes, free apples, great location, great facilties
Diamond and jewelry consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 17 October 2016
You clock in for the day and you are waiting for a call from a customer while checking your emails, voicemails and following up with customers that you have been working with. A lot of knowledge to learn about products and diamonds. Which I didn't mind at all. When you don't know how to answer a customer question they have a area in there system that you can find the answer. Lots of issues with that but don't want get in to too much details. Management has favorites that have been working for the company for a while. I would ask for help on challenging situations and then I think the issue is solved but 1 month later the customer is calling back because the situation was not resolved and or money hasn't been refunded etc. I felt like past customers that didn't have great service would haunt me. I liked a hand full of co workers. Mostly everyone doesn't like their job and you heard it everyday and that wasn't very encouraging. The work can be very overwhelming and you can get back to back anger customers that have either had no follow up for several days and then you would have to resolve it or find the person that they spoke to last. If the issue that you took over didn't get resolved it can go to your manager and the last person to make changes can get blamed for what the first person didn't do. I enjoyed good days because it was rear. I decided to leave because I thought I would never grow with the company. The turn over is too much. Maybe 1 to 2 people a week !
Sucker (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 27 July 2015
Poor management. Horrible benefits and pay. No opportunity for advancement. No life-work balance. They will chew you up and spit you out, expect no respect from management. The only good thing about working here is to add something to your resume, but even then every company knows how horrible the work ethic is there and will not consider you seriously. They express that they have high standards when really the quality is just plain cheap and overpriced. There is a high turnover rate.
IT Technician (Former Employee) – Addis Ababa Ethiopia – 25 March 2015
Your day will usually include being able to balance your routine maintenance tasks with diagnosing problems reported by your network users. Handled technical troubleshooting within an enterprise environment, including system crashes, slow-downs and data recoveries Computer assembling and maintenance Troubleshooting hardware and software problems Installing and configuring the peripherals, components and drivers Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Networking equipment.
BLUE NILE CUSTOMER SERVICE (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – 15 January 2015
At Blue Nile, everyone wants to succeed. To succeed, everyone works together to assist customers. No one is left to find their own answers. The company is small and therefore more personal interactions are possible between representatives and managers. Everyone is always learning new things and processed to help our customers in the best possible manner.
Wonderful people, but an environment that didn't have enough resources to really grow.
Diamond and Jewelry Consultant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – 30 August 2014
A typical work day is pretty routine in the company. You do definitely have a chance to learn about a lot of things, from jewelry to the internal computer system itself. Co-works are very wonderful people and can assist greatly when it comes to the job function. Hardest thing about working in the company is dealing with schedules as shift can very and days off may change. Company doesn't really seem to care much about employees dealing directly with customers.
DIAMOND AND JEWELRY CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 24 July 2014
The other diamond and jewelry consultants were amazing, we all kind of stuck up for each other. The company was going through a transition when I was there and it was a little concerning when they started to depart from their original vision of what/who they were as a company. Great benefits, but they ask a lot of you.
Diamond and Jewelry consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 25 June 2014
Great training, they hire all temps, cut hours, not full time at all, no benefits, no feedback, chances of getting hired are slim. Its how they keep costs down. Extremely low pay for all the sales, no commision is good if they paid an appropriate salary
self employeed (Former Employee) – middle east – 25 May 2013
As for the years i spent working for Blue Nile it was a time experience job to get to know and learn how diamonds and gemstones play a big role on a beauty time of piece work and then had to be sold more than any one would think .It would be so busy in the company that you dont have time to even have a lunch break and if it was a normal lunch break it would be half an hour for lunch to be done and over with with all the companies i worked for , some companies like Al Asmar Exh we had what we call our sieasta time 4 hours that included lunch and a nap maybe then back to work at 5 until 9 , but for the nile company it was from 9-5 for my part of self employeed .i had so much co works around me but it was fun because we do try to do it fun and healthy for us to enjoy our time at work while we are working. The hardest part of job was getting a shipment in and doing its papers to leave the port then the merchandise goes to the ware house and been put in order for the next stock comes in . The most enjoyable of the part of 1 job when i was 1 partner out of 3 when we saw business is doing good we didnt have time to scratch our heads serving the customers food and beverages thats was the most fun part of it we were always on the go.
free lunches, have time on a lunch hour break, free unlimited calls
Diamond and Jewelry Consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 25 April 2013
Typical work day was to clock in, log into systems needed to answer calls, check your emails, open orders and information requests sent to/from you. Then you answer calls and emails that were sent to the company's email boxes. What I truly enjoyed were my colleagues. Management demonstrates favoritism based on criteria which is best left unsaid. The hardest part of the job is telling customers "No." while hoping they do not escalate the call. This is a LEAN company and so if you are in it for the money, you should look elsewhere.
beer fridays, casual environment, no micro-management
inflexibility on scheduling, no way to appeal customer complaints about the service you provided.
production assistant (Current Employee) – london – 15 October 2012
My work amount was incredible,I was often doing 15 to 18 hours. The business was a women clothing company. We were having as customers big companies as Asos, Topshop, River Island, Debenhams, Next, Lipsy, Miso. All the dresses were being produced in Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey) and my job was to make sure everything goes smooth. The management style was something like: do as you want, keep the costs low and make sure you don't make any mistakes. The co-workers were from all over the world: South Africa, Japan, Romania, Pakistan, Ghana, Jamaica, Cyprus, Turkey and of course Britain. The hardest part of the job is the hours I do minimum 250 hours a month and, being a family business where all the key position are held by the owners relatives there were no chances for progress, profesionally . The most enjoyable part was the fact that I was allowed to set the targets for myself, to choose my own solutions and to learn a lot.
friendly work collegues
every friday i was working minimum 18 hours, no chances for individual development