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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 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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    Internship - DETAILS MAGAZINE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great people to work with, cool events, internship looks great on a resume, hour are strictly 9-5 especially in the summer -- summer Fridays

    Cons

    Minimal exposure to industry -- tasks are monotonous and mundane -- little to no feedback from supervisors on advisement for next steps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your interns to the best of their ability -- Allow them to take on some responsibility and own it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    I have worked for this company on and off since 1999.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Work with some of the best in the business. Great Pay. Great Perks. And they put out a quality product.

    Cons

    New location at 1WTC doesn't appeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit based raises and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good Environment, easy to get along.

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    Former Employee - Reception in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Reception in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Everyone here is very friendly and easy to get along with.
    Good job for the 9-5 type, not a lot of late nights (for reception at least)

    Cons

    phones can get heavy at times, but if you handle that you're good to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist

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    Former Employee - Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    one of the best company in the world of publishing, treating all employees with respect, always attention on quality and striving for success, desire to create stress free environment...

    Cons

    Demand for highest quality products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Can Open Doors

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Former Employee - Associate Editor

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    CN brands are well-known, so even when you're talking to people who don't work in media, they'll recognize the brands. And if you play your cards right, it can open many doors when you leave.

    Cons

    Little room for movement up the ladder (typical) and CN can seem behind the ball when it comes to finding ways to promote growth. Higher management can seem disconnected. And like many companies, there is the expectation that you're "on" 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks used to be good; if you expect dedication from employees (not just senior management), make sure they're taken care of.

    Recommends
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    Where I learned the most about the media industry.

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

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

    Pros

    cutting-edge media opportunities; best-in-class editorial products; unlimited potential for career growth; deep resources; fair salaries; fast-paced environment where bright people can thrive

    Cons

    negligent HR department; sometimes stifling politics; lack of awareness for employee's personal life/ambitions; health benefits aren't as world-class as their products; nonexistent training/course offerings

    Approves of CEO
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    Condé Nast Entertainment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Innovative and fun to work at. The Condé Nast Entertainment group is currently small group, but highly motivated.

    Cons

    Teams are small and need to grow faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Overall OKAY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Laidback in some areas, intense in others, it's all about finding your own balance.

    Cons

    There is a hierarchy and there are egos, beware, put yourself first!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kind!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Great resources, strong brands, many growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to change overall brand strategy and reposition, modernize. Brands compete with sister brands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great brands, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you're in corporate, you get to work with a lot of different people at a lot of different brands/departments. I enjoyed the diversity of the work and building great relationships with my internal clients.

    Cons

    Your career advancement depends on who you directly report to and who runs the department. Each department/brand runs like its own company so experiences and growth can vary dramatically based on this model.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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