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Best Place to Jump Start Your Career in Media

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in New York, NY
Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Cool perks like free cosmetics & celebrity events; Super talented senior employees; Assistant job at Conde is kind of like boot camp & really prepares you for a successful career in media; Not many companies compare to Conde as a resume builder

Cons

Crazy long hours & high stress- most mags are understaffed and no one seems to care; Pay is low & it's hard to move up without leaving and coming back

Advice to Management

Try to send at least one assistant home on time per day

Other Employee Reviews for Condé Nast

  1. Helpful (1)

    Glamorous publisher to just another digital publisher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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