Condé Nast Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
253 Reviews
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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
  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern at The New Yorker

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    Former Employee - At the New Yorker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - At the New Yorker in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great offices, great teams.
    It's a really cool place for an internship: they give you interesting work, they give good advice and explain theirs jobs.
    They have special conferences for interns where management from different magazines of the group come and talk about their experience.

    Cons

    As an intern I don't have much to say for cons.

    Recommends
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    One of the best places to work!

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and the corporate culture is fantastic. A great place to work!

    Cons

    A lot of people have to leave and come back in order to get promoted or get a raise. Not always, but a good number from observation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be more flexible on work from home arrangements and job sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, you got to learn the ins and outs of what makes a magazine. The experience and the connections made are invaluable. We were all treated well. The staff did not make us go on crazy errand runs in the city. I learned so much and it cemented my dream of going into the magazine industry.

    Cons

    The position was unpaid. There were too many interns that at times we were sitting around not doing much. Conde Nast unfortunately decided to end its internship program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would've been nice to pitch in ideas for the website or magazine.

    Recommends
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    Internship

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing company and atmosphere. Learned so much in a short period of time. Very Very organized.

    Cons

    Long hours, I can not really say more more than that. Conde Nast is one of the best companies I have been with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Ton of fun if you love Golf. Great company to work for. willing to work with schedules. Good job for beginning. Great mentality of personnel. Very driven team.

    Cons

    Management doesn't give much time to you. Us. Vs. Them mentality sometimes.

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    Director

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart people and nice offices

    Cons

    Extremely political, employees spend too much time navigating the internal hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create a more collaborative experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Relations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Public Relations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people on the planet work here in terms of level of talent and commitment. It's a creative environment where you have lots of room to innovate.

    Cons

    The top-down, hierarchical structure can be a bit intimidating for some. The vacation time is stingy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great to shed the Conde Nasty reputation of yesteryear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good hours, great management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Conde likes to promote from within so there are excellent opportunities for personal growth. Full-time employees have great benefits and there are many perks. The magazines are the best in the industry and the company produces products that the employees can really be proud of.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better and there is concern over the future of this industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    great people, interesting work

    Cons

    hard to move around

  11.  

    Great team to work with...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had the pleasure to work with some of the finest people in the publishing industry.

    Cons

    None...period. If Conde is interested in hiring you, do it without hesitation.

    Recommends
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