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A great place to learn new skills and hone old ones.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

You'll never run out of new things to learn, ask around a bit and someone is doing something new. If you work hard consistently, it won't go unnoticed but you may have to be patient. There have been some really smart people both past and present, there's a lot of really good solid code to learn from.

Cons

There's so many stakeholders that every project will need extra time for final sign off, and someone will always ignore approval request until your project is nearly out the door. Despite efforts to get everyone talking, someone is always off doing their own thing and duplicating efforts. Stop dismissing what exists in favor of a brand new thing. Not everything that's old needs to be replaced. And at the opposite end, be willing to get rid of some of the old stuff. It's a website, not a historical society.

Advice to Management

Double the timelines when developing your core systems or doing big projects and it'll pay off in the long run. Don't let ad sales dictate so many project timelines, it's better to take the extra time to do it right rather than cutting corners.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Glamorous publisher to just another digital publisher

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top brands and excellent editorial product. Deep marketing and research resources/support - although that was before they began contracting. Great brands to open doors and get first class brand sales experience. They hire good people and get best of breed professionals.

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as you think it is. When annual bonuses come up they try to get them down through sleight of hand tactics. I found it insulting. The whole model, diva culture is a bit over the top especially as they are now suffering from a slow to launch digital strategy. Still politics there, how can there not be. Not as powerful of a publisher now as they were in the 90's and early 200s.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate your digital transition. Pass the baton asap from the current octegenarian CEO who does not get digital.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great experience, although not as glamorous as you may think!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Name recognition & very impressive on resume - Get to work for widely known brands in publishing industry - You can talk up your job and make yourself seem like a big deal (even if you aren't) - Decent pay and benefits - Some great people to work with if you have the time to get to know anyone

    Cons

    - Outside offices are a dead zone: really quiet, can get boring, disconnected from main hub in NY, ONLY sales in outside offices (so they are fine places to work if you are looking to go into sales) - Everything goes on in NY offices - Old appearance of office in general, which was shocking - Dirty carpets - SLOW computers - NO upward mobility whatsoever in satellite offices (assistant and reps ONLY) - There are a few nightmares that work there, so watch out for them - NO good holiday parties or team building - You get an umbrella for Christmas from NY even though it NEVER rains in LA!!!

    Advice to Management

    - Throw more office events and parties, even if you have to pool some of all your T&E just do it to boost morale and make everyone feel VALUED. - Stop being divas, you're not that important. - There is one person in particular who thrives on drama, gossip, having control over others that puts a damper on office morale and has grown to irritate the majority of people. Very unfortunate and sad to see. It would NEVER happen in NY under the watch of so many more people, even though they can be divas there as well. - Keep the GOOD, talented, and genuine people around and employed rather than getting rid of them to make room for more old dinosaurs. - Stop thinking everything you do digitally is groundbreaking and revolutionary because it's not and the company has been behind digitally for quite some time and everyone knows it, so talking it up SO much just comes off as humorous.


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