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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
262 Reviews
3.5
262 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.  

    Great Company - A Career impetus

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great work culture. Easy going work environment with the tip of the top employees

    Cons

    You must be a culture fit otherwise Conde Nast Publications is not for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working for CN is great for young employees, but if your seasoned, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Director of Photography in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Photography in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High profile consumer magazines, great work, highly professional company.

    Cons

    Low salaries offered because of the name prestige, great people are often replaced with th elowest bidder. Poor employee value, retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate people who have been loyal to you. The intern is cheap, but can't do the job better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible opportunities and projects.... and with it comes hard work and politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Incredible brands and some of the most brilliant people I have ever worked with. This brand as a whole puts their all into what they create and it shows. You will gain access to some of the most inspiring projects and really learn alot (no matter entry or sr. level)

    Cons

    There is a bit of an "old boys club"/nepotism type mentality that can be a bit obnoxious. You will have to learn their political game here to stay afloat. Having a strong personality, with a grounded sense of self is always a good compass. Being a traditional publishing house, they are still a bit slower to move in terms of how to engage with the newer media platforms. There is movement, and not much further off from their main competition, but still behind all the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I only wish upper mgmnt would put greater emphasis in nurturing and fostering their talent. This company draws some of the top emerging talent in the publishing industry. Its a shame to see it wasted by not embracing the "foster from within" mentality. Too often I have seen incredibly bright and upcoming talent, have to leave in order to get to their next career level due to old and broken management red tape. Its a shame and quite telling when you see career records of most of their employees, with stints off and on at this company for a span of 10-15 years....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern at The New Yorker

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    Former Employee - At the New Yorker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - At the New Yorker in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fashion Intern

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    Former Employee - Fashion Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fashion Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Treated 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

    Cons

    The 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best places to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Could be more flexible on work from home arrangements and job sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was great.

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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 as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Seemed 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 ManagementAdvice

    It's fine the way it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Corporate but depending what team, fun

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    Former Employee - Freelancers in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelancers in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big company, creative people, hard working

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your company needs interns-- find a way to pay them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They expect your peak performance

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues at the top of the profession

    Cons

    Time expectations are very demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote more from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Neutral Outlook

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