Condé Nast Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
Chuck Townsend
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Pros
  • Smart people, success driven organization (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The place is depressing and everyone works super long hours for such littler pay and no pat on the back (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. Good company that fell on hard times

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Wilmington, DE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good pay scale. High performers were rewarded. They offered a very good work from home program. For the many employees that were laid off (see below) they offered a generous severance package.

    Cons

    The new CIO laid off 90% of IT and outsourced their jobs to India to primarily trainee level people. Those losing their jobs were required to train their replacements.

    Advice to Management

    You did what was necessary for the company to survive the recession. I wish you well.


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    Associate Creative Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of digital, print and social media projects. Life long friendships established. People are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The publishing print industry is hurting therefore jobs are being lost as digital subscriptions are on the rise. Less employees are needed as print magazines fold in favor of digital issues.

    Advice to Management

    Freedom tower HQ move was not the best idea. Move back to 4 Times Square!


  3. Conde Nast was one of the best place I

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognized the experience and knowledge I brought to the position I held and was compensated fairly.

    Cons

    A couple of senior managers didn't have a clear vision for their direct reports regarding what was expected of them.


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  5. Sr Marketing Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Very good benfits, 401K etc

    Cons

    No real room for growth


  6. Great people but lack of vision

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really talented colleagues, lots of good experience, good bran recognition

    Cons

    Culture can be kind of corporate, management doesn't always communicate well w/ employees about its vision for the company


  7. Senior Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great resources! Having Conde Nast on your resume can open many doors. Good employee performance benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of management layers. Working long hours is not uncommon.


  8. Happy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Had a great time at this company. Learned a lot

    Cons

    The Pay was lower than expected but still a valuable place to work. A great company. But needs higher pay certain employees


  9. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great company to work. I love it.

    Cons

    All the good people left now.


  10. Great Resume' Builder

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Conde' Nast is the premier print publishing firm in the world, and it's poising to really transform itself into a media company with online interactive content, and various other platforms. Because it's a successful company in its field, people want to work there to pad their resume. The summer hours are a major perk, half day Friday's. Also, they pay for parking for the Wilmington office.

    Cons

    If you work in the Shared Services Center, depending on your manager, beware of favoritism. It does even extend to the directors. In addition, there is no room for movement. When a position opens, management already has someone in mind for it, and only "opens" it to feign that everyone has a shot, but they know who's going to fill it. HR has a fast turnover, so it was barely ever present in the Wilmington office. Also, the pay is below market average, and up until the Great Recession, that was ok, because the benefits were really great, but now co-pays and deductibles are really high, only reducing those pay checks more.

    Advice to Management

    Get an HR person based in Wilmington. Without one constantly on premise, employees are deterred from reporting the true nature of what is going on in the office.


  11. Conde Nast

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

    I worked at Condé Nast (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conde Nast owns some of the best fashion brands in the world.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Love to work for you again.



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