Condé Nast Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Great company, solid benefits.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The people here are smart and motivated, provide good challenges, lots of diverse technology, amazing work/life balance and fantastic perks. Having many prestigious brands under one roof breeds a lot of healthy collaboration.

    Cons

    Nothing really, the new CDO speaks very abstractly sometimes. it is a corporate atmosphere in many ways but that isn't inherently a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you guys are great.

  2. Very happy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contributor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contributor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast

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

    Pros

    Good editors, fun environment, prestige publications, great exposure

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. This is a very solid organization that knows what it's doing, and pays well.

  3. Photo Assistant Salary Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Standard freelance pay, subsidized cafeteria, inspiring work environment, option to opt into healthcare plan.

    Cons

    No paid vacation, little employee loyalty

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  5. WIRED

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team is full of brilliant, collaborative people.

    Cons

    Culture does not promote a good work/life balance,

  6. This is a publishing company that really cares about quality and is doubling down on digital.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company is making a huge investment in digital, and there are opportunities to be in very innovative product teams across its iconic brands. They treat their top employees exceptionally well, and there are many opportunities for growth and movement.

    Cons

    It has all the challenges of a big company, including some distasteful politics.

    Advice to Management

    There will need to be some shifts in the company's cultural values to make a successful digital products.

  7. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Fashion Assistant Lucky Magazine in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Fashion Assistant Lucky Magazine in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great People
    Laid Back but organized

    Cons

    Low Pay and a lot of work, long hours

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    High stress for low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, great location, swanky offices, prestige, office parties, great food / cafeteria. Upward movement if you stay long enough.

    Cons

    Culture really depends on your manager. Some managers are awful and others are very accommodating. It really just depends on where you end up. Low salary, long hours, constant pressure and scrutiny. Nobody cares if you stay or leave because they'll find a replacement quickly. Nobody cares about anyone below mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Don't destroy the moral of talented workers

  9. Great, if you don't need money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, valuable experience and exposure for an undergraduate intern. Editors at all CN magazines seem to be minor social media celebrities, and there's nothing like seeing Anna Wintour walk into the building.

    Cons

    The program wasn't paid. Of course, that's part of why they had to shut it down.

  10. Creative and Empowering

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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.

  11. The best of its kind in the dying magazine publishing world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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