Condé Nast Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Creative and Empowering

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    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Foster creative and "big idea" thinking. Allow you to conceptualize and take ownership from start to finish of any given project within your wheelhouse. Very competitive compensation and great benefits package. Have a quarterly and annual awards structure within individual brands and corporate.

    Cons

    Image driven; high-pressure/deadline-oriented environment; management level promotions without management training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The best of its kind in the dying magazine publishing world

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Conde produces truly great magazines. You can have a lot of pride working for CN: knowing that you're with some of the best and brightest in the magazine publishing world. If you align yourself with the right boss/publisher, your career can go far at Conde.

    Cons

    Slow to innovate. Hasn't figured out how to harness/compete with digital yet. The magazines are all little fiefdoms: if you have a good leader (publisher), then it can be a great place to work. If not, better leave quickly because your hair will fall out from the stress and nastiness. Quality of your working days all comes down to who your bosses are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Choose Another Company

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the top company in the industry. Everyone is very driven and extremely bright. You will learn a lot from the job, but it might not be worth what you have to give up.

    Cons

    Low salary with little to no training. Condescending management across the board. Horrible hours - 14 hour days are the norm. It's difficult to be happy at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider actually training your employees. Teach it to them once and they won't disappoint. If you don't teach them what you want, they will fall short of your expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great company and environment--a place to sharpen your skills and way of thinking.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Brands, environment, talent, outlook, culture.

    Cons

    Nothing to add here--overall positive experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not bad

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    Former Employee - Human Relations in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Human Relations in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Good time off good work life balance

    Cons

    Fired let go without much notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Freelance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Perfectly fine company to work for.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages and long hours.

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    A very mixed bag that you don't find out about until after they WOW you on entry.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great name, Great salary and Great benefits. Childcare on property. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very cliquish and a lot of outsourcing. Management is lacking (most are promoted via relationships - NOT skills or experience). New HR is ALWAYS on the manager's side. Plus, new location is terrible (WTC). So depressing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Internship - DETAILS MAGAZINE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great people to work with, cool events, internship looks great on a resume, hour are strictly 9-5 especially in the summer -- summer Fridays

    Cons

    Minimal exposure to industry -- tasks are monotonous and mundane -- little to no feedback from supervisors on advisement for next steps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your interns to the best of their ability -- Allow them to take on some responsibility and own it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. Not like the Devil Wears Prada

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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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great cafeteria, decent salary, perks with email address and name

    Cons

    no way of moving up, competitive environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I have worked for this company on and off since 1999.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Work with some of the best in the business. Great Pay. Great Perks. And they put out a quality product.

    Cons

    New location at 1WTC doesn't appeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit based raises and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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