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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
277 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • smart people all at the top of their game (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits (although some of them were cut down) (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 15 reviews)

  • You have to look out for yourself to maintain a work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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    Cutthroat Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Impressive on your resume, especially if you want a career in the luxury sector. Lots of smart, stylish people and great brands to work on.

    Cons

    Expect long hours and lots of drama

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Give or take

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for the brand access, award winning, iconic content to work with/on.

    Cons

    Only comfortable if you can handle the constant political navigation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Conde Nast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Very supportive
    Good balance of teamwork and independence
    Nice office/workplace
    Encourage growth
    Casual atmosphere
    wonderful co-workers
    Generous Vacation, Holidays, Personal and Sick time

    Cons

    Downsizing and outsourcing
    constant reduction in benefits and perks
    Delaware/Wilmington Taxes
    no room for advancement
    working a lot of time on vacations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stuck in Freelance

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure
    cool brands
    good name on resume

    Cons

    Very Hierarchical and siloed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fun place to work, little growth and management leaves you in the dust

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    Former Employee - Associate Fashion Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Fashion Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of opportunities and small team can get you noticed. Young team helps grow.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises are scarce, and yet extremely warranted for morale. The place is depressing and everyone works super long hours for such littler pay and no pat on the back. It gets tiring. Pay is insulting. Management doesn't listen. HR doesn't care...it's a sad state of affairs. Management and senior editors take all the credit and everyone is super territorial. Not a big place for growth or making a decent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conde is snoozing at the technology wheel. Management needs to listen and know their employees -the yearly review is a joke. Often the manager reviewing has no ideas about the troubles, struggles, or accolades and accomplishments that have happened in the year. They have no care to boost morale even when things are tough, and they really don't pay attention to who does the work. HR should really know their employees and promote from within, and take care of problems when they are aware of them!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunist cut throat environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposed to leading industry freelancers and talent. Extremely easy to contribute and pitch to the growing web team. Big name magazines are huge resume builders.

    Cons

    Print is very rigid and many employees are unnecessarily mean and nasty vs. being stern and revered. There's a strong sense of entitlement from a lot of the younger employees. No team building. Smaller salaries than competitors and little room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training is needed. People are thrown into a "make or break" environment with very little guidance. Every magazine works differential, so regardless of your previous publishing experience you can't be expected to know everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Conde Nast Ad Operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly People, and clear directions

    Cons

    provides limited growth, and limits your potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice People, Poorly paid position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with really talented freelancers, meet interesting people, and contribute to the magazine process.

    Cons

    Negative working environment even when all the people are really nice. A lot of complaining which can be difficult to stay positive through.

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    Small technology group

    Former Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Summer hours are a very nice perk. Responsive to industry changes and willingness to invest in new technologies.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not for everyone. Changes in pension plan and benefits. Politics in technology group.

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    Fashion Closet Freelancer

    Current Employee - Fashion Closet Assistant Freelancer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fashion Closet Assistant Freelancer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Connections in the fashion industry.

    Cons

    A LOT of runs around the city, stingy with cabs

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