Condé Nast Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
253 Reviews
3.5
253 Reviews
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
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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.  

    Web application developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    All I can think of is "Good place to work"
    The team where i worked was small, good and techie..
    Gained lot of knowledge.
    Freedom to explore new technology.
    Good work life balance.
    Rare work pressure.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

  2.  

    Working at a big media giant such as Conde Nast is prestigious in itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You are able to learn at a big house and take that knowledge with you throughout your life. Working at a company such as Conde Nast gives you the thick skin and ammunition needed to make it anywhere. There is no hand holding at this company.

    Cons

    There should be more training for new employees, very competitive and make or break mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider doing reviews of employee's progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quality work, super-talented people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The people who work here are some of the smartest, most hard-working people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than competitive media brands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Conde Nast Ad Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  6.  

    Nice People, Poorly paid position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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 an 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.

  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    hasn't figure it out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    smart people all at the top of their game
    great brands and caliber of product offering

    Cons

    digital is lacking and print is dying
    re-orgs and disorganization and lots of red tape

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great office environment & peole

    Cons

    Freelanced multiple times but no way to move up or get permanent placement, hard to get employeed

  10.  

    Kind of crazy, but solid payoff for working with such a big name.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Big name-recognition. Interning there had a huge part of my first couple job opportunities. We got some pretty nice swag on occassion. *Some* of the staff, particularly my department, were so sweet. Very good people.

    I also was built into. The department was eager for me to learn a variety of things and get a lot of different types of experience.

    Cons

    Crazy hours if you're salaried. Most people worked 8-7. They were pretty flexible with me as an intern, though.
    It's typical fashion workplace/corporate america. It's fast-paced, tight deadlines, and crazy bosses that the whole office is scared of. It was eerily similar to some Devil Wears Prada scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great, ever changing company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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