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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
267 Reviews
3.6
267 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
  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fun place to work, little growth and management leaves you in the dust

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Fashion Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Fashion Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of opportunities and small team can get you noticed. Young team helps grow.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises are scarce, and yet extremely warranted for morale. The place is depressing and everyone works super long hours for such littler pay and no pat on the back. It gets tiring. Pay is insulting. Management doesn't listen. HR doesn't care...it's a sad state of affairs. Management and senior editors take all the credit and everyone is super territorial. Not a big place for growth or making a decent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conde is snoozing at the technology wheel. Management needs to listen and know their employees -the yearly review is a joke. Often the manager reviewing has no ideas about the troubles, struggles, or accolades and accomplishments that have happened in the year. They have no care to boost morale even when things are tough, and they really don't pay attention to who does the work. HR should really know their employees and promote from within, and take care of problems when they are aware of them!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Conde Nast has a great portfolio of top magazine brands.

    • 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

    Conde Nast is able to attract smart, talented dynamic, hard working, dedicated associates who will do whatever it takes to make each of their brands successful.

    Cons

    Conde Nast likes to test ideas and concepts and they are willing to expand staff when needed. When they concept or opportunity doesn't meet company expectations they will eliminate entire teams, departments or brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every October Conde Nast does their annual budgeting process and when businesses don't meet their expectations they have no problem eliminating or selling off brands, closing departments or reallocating corporate funds to fund digital or entertain businesses.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunist cut throat environment

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

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

    Pros

    Exposed to leading industry freelancers and talent. Extremely easy to contribute and pitch to the growing web team. Big name magazines are huge resume builders.

    Cons

    Print is very rigid and many employees are unnecessarily mean and nasty vs. being stern and revered. There's a strong sense of entitlement from a lot of the younger employees. No team building. Smaller salaries than competitors and little room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training is needed. People are thrown into a "make or break" environment with very little guidance. Every magazine works differential, so regardless of your previous publishing experience you can't be expected to know everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Nice People, Poorly paid position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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