Condé Nast Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
244 Reviews
3.5
244 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Dedicated and smart people- some of the best in the publishing business (in 13 reviews)


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

  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great, ever changing company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company that strives on leading edge technology and trends. Centers around fashion, and strives on quality for it's readers.

    Cons

    Little movement as far as promotions. Most folks don't stay that long. 2-5 years is the average from what i've seen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    astro physi at cast nast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast part-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, flower horn

    Cons

    gravity, office culture, promotions, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company - A Career impetus

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great work culture. Easy going work environment with the tip of the top employees

    Cons

    You must be a culture fit otherwise Conde Nast Publications is not for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Incredible opportunities and projects.... and with it comes hard work and politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Incredible brands and some of the most brilliant people I have ever worked with. This brand as a whole puts their all into what they create and it shows. You will gain access to some of the most inspiring projects and really learn alot (no matter entry or sr. level)

    Cons

    There is a bit of an "old boys club"/nepotism type mentality that can be a bit obnoxious. You will have to learn their political game here to stay afloat. Having a strong personality, with a grounded sense of self is always a good compass. Being a traditional publishing house, they are still a bit slower to move in terms of how to engage with the newer media platforms. There is movement, and not much further off from their main competition, but still behind all the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I only wish upper mgmnt would put greater emphasis in nurturing and fostering their talent. This company draws some of the top emerging talent in the publishing industry. Its a shame to see it wasted by not embracing the "foster from within" mentality. Too often I have seen incredibly bright and upcoming talent, have to leave in order to get to their next career level due to old and broken management red tape. Its a shame and quite telling when you see career records of most of their employees, with stints off and on at this company for a span of 10-15 years....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fashion Intern

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    Former Employee - Fashion Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fashion Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Treated very well by everyone on the staff. Was able to build my own contacts from speaking with PR reps on a daily basis. Learned a lot about sample trafficking. Staff really seemed to care about my personal growth

    Cons

    The position had a daily stipend of $12 a day. Because I interned many times a week and was still in school, it was hard to find another part time job to compensate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was great.

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

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, glamour, access to fancy parties and celebs, good food, plus it's fun to work on intellectually challenging stuff. Access to higher-ups was also fine.

    Cons

    Seemed to be some distance between plans and what actually gets carried out, lots of vague ideas for future projects get left in the dust, never really revisited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's fine the way it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate but depending what team, fun

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    Former Employee - Freelancers  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelancers in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company, creative people, hard working

    Cons

    Lots of overhead-- very hard to get things that are inefficient changed, with the loss of interns there has been a major blow to the assistants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company needs interns-- find a way to pay them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They expect your peak performance

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Colleagues at the top of the profession

    Cons

    Time expectations are very demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote more from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It’s O.K. so long as you remember to enforce your own boundaries

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some people think working at Conde Nast is prestigious. You'll meet some interesting, maybe famous, people. If you have a strong enough personality you can create the situation you prefer.

    Cons

    The publishing industry as a whole is unsure of itself. You have to look out for yourself to maintain a work life balance. Benefits could be better.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Room to grow... benefits... perks...

    Cons

    Work-life balance if you live in the suburbs and commute by train everyday... the move to WTC in November will make my work/life balance even worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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