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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.  

    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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kind of crazy, but solid payoff for working with such a big name.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Big name-recognition. Interning there had a huge part of my first couple job opportunities. We got some pretty nice swag on occassion. *Some* of the staff, particularly my department, were so sweet. Very good people.

    I also was built into. The department was eager for me to learn a variety of things and get a lot of different types of experience.

    Cons

    Crazy hours if you're salaried. Most people worked 8-7. They were pretty flexible with me as an intern, though.
    It's typical fashion workplace/corporate america. It's fast-paced, tight deadlines, and crazy bosses that the whole office is scared of. It was eerily similar to some Devil Wears Prada scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great, ever changing company.

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

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

    Pros

    Large company that strives on leading edge technology and trends. Centers around fashion, and strives on quality for it's readers.

    Cons

    Little movement as far as promotions. Most folks don't stay that long. 2-5 years is the average from what i've seen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fashion Closet Freelancer

    Current Employee - Fashion Closet Assistant Freelancer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fashion Closet Assistant Freelancer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Connections in the fashion industry.

    Cons

    A LOT of runs around the city, stingy with cabs

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    astro physi at cast nast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast part-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, flower horn

    Cons

    gravity, office culture, promotions, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company - A Career impetus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern at The New Yorker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fashion Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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