Condé Nast Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
252 Reviews
3.5
252 Reviews
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
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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
  • You have to look out for yourself to maintain a work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work with the best brands and agencies on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Demanding. Office is a satellite, not as much opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks. Help employees integrate with brand identities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good hours, great management

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Conde likes to promote from within so there are excellent opportunities for personal growth. Full-time employees have great benefits and there are many perks. The magazines are the best in the industry and the company produces products that the employees can really be proud of.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better and there is concern over the future of this industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conde NastY

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful cafeteria, world renown recognizable brands, sometimes complimentary magazines, and pretty co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of gossip, lots of politics, girls will throw others under the bus to get to the top, cutthroat personalities especially in advertising sales. Having a brain is not advisable, nor respected...Focus on the outfit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try distributing some perks to less senior employees- maybe they'll be happier and treat others better rather than spending all day long spreading high-school gossip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent resources but cater to whims of management

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

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, smart people, great ideas and resources

    Cons

    Big egos driving decisions at expense of business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Cache. Name recognition. World-class brands.

    Cons

    Very little work-life balance. Politics of pretty. Lots of big egos. Print people are afraid of digital and trying extra hard to assert their power. It's like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The ship is still sinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give those who work hard opportunities for growth. Not just the rich, white former sorority girls with the cute shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, was allowed to wear whatever I wanted (but needed to look stylish). Great boss, was able to do a great deal of writing and created work that actually got into the magazine.

    Cons

    The position was unpaid and they used to provide a stipend but that was taken away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was hard to make friends in the intern program. I was the only intern in my department it would have been nice to have some intern networking events so we could all meet each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    great people, interesting work

    Cons

    hard to move around

  9.  

    Good place to learn bleeding edge skills.

    • 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

    Pros

    Working here is amazing. Most managers allow you the freedom to learn new things and actually apply them.

    Cons

    Break neck speed. You spend a lot of time sprinting even though you should pacing for a marathon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The most respected brands in Publishing

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing brands, moving to new office in WTC, good management teams, healthy competition between titles at CN.

    Cons

    To capitalize on maximum compensation, you have to leave the company and get hired back to Conde Nast. This mantra is slowly changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster the growth and development of talent within Conde Nast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

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

    Pros

    Company has great energy and the people are fantastic.

    Cons

    Constantly re-inventing itself, so you never know if you or your department are on the cutting block every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. You do not always need to bring in outside people for your transformation goals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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