Condé Nast
3.5 of 5 236 reviews
www.condenast.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Condé Nast Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.5 236 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend

Chuck Townsend

(115 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Intern at The New Yorker

    At the New Yorker (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best places to work!

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementCould be more flexible on work from home arrangements and job sharing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fashion Intern

    Fashion Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsTreated 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

    ConsThe 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was great.

    Associate Editor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsSeemed 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 Senior ManagementIt's fine the way it is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate but depending what team, fun

    Freelancers (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBig company, creative people, hard working

    ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementYour company needs interns-- find a way to pay them!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They expect your peak performance

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsColleagues at the top of the profession

    ConsTime expectations are very demanding

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote more from within

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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    Amazing Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIt would've been nice to pitch in ideas for the website or magazine.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company!

    ACD (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsRoom to grow... benefits... perks...

    ConsWork-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTon 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.

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

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