Receptionist/HR Assistant at Blue Nile

| Seattle
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Founded in 1999, Blue Nile has grown to become the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry and we are continuing to grow.   


Receptionist/Human Resources Assistant

Blue Nile has big goals for our Human Resources group.  We’re working hard to develop long-term people strategies to support our growth, build an undeniably remarkable employer brand and implement HR programs that will ensure the success of our people.

This is where you come in.

We’re looking for a Receptionist who will be the welcoming face of the company at our HQ; greeting guests and employees, answering and forwarding calls, and generally knowing a little bit about a lot of things and people.  As an office coordination expert, you’ll oversee building access and key cards, manage conference room schedules, open and close the office, stocking office supplies and sort incoming/outgoing mail.  As a pseudo-restaurateur, you’ll own keeping the entire office caffeinated by overseeing the kitchen and café offerings and maintaining cleanliness.  You’ll be the point of contact for vendors to ensure the office is running smoothly from a facilities and maintenance perspective.  As an HR Assistant, you’ll help schedule and coordinate onsite interviews, candidate travel, help onboard new employees and even plan and execute employee events. 

Your background: What kind of person will thrive in this role? 

You should have…

  • A track record of providing friendly customer service both in-person and over the phone
  • Expertise in Microsoft office programs, particularly Outlook and Excel
  • 1-2 years of administration or clerical experience

And everyone you work with should describe you as…

  • Initiative Taker – Empowers themselves to bring solutions and has a bias for action
  • Collaborator – Works well with others, solicits feedback, and has a positive upbeat personality who focuses on opportunities rather than obstacles
  • High Integrity – Ability to use discretion and judgment to resolve issues; knows when to draw the line from being socially friendly to getting the work done
  • Executor – The ability to be comfortable with a high-volume workload, ambiguity, changing priorities and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves"

And you should be motivated by…

  • Learning how to do something well by doing it, not be reading a manual or going to formal training
  • Working in a lean, results-oriented environment, where you’ll be expected to do more, take on more, and achieve more every year
  • Having fun in an start-up-y type environment high on transparency, open to new approaches and without a ton of structure

Where you will work

Our Downtown Seattle HQ in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square area with easy access to bus routes, freeways, ferries and shopping. Neighborhood amenities include diverse and hip restaurants including some of the most famous eats featured in Seattle.  Nearby stadiums provide convenient and fun access to sporting events. 

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What we provide:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Wages
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM


We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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