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

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

Pros

-Worked on a variety of projects
-Had the opportunity to work cross-functionally with managers in other departments (not just marketing)

Cons

-The internship could have been more structured

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Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazing perks and brand, terrible management

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic reputation and prestige. The access is incredible, and the name on your resume will help no matter where you go (well almost).

    Cons

    Creative people managing each other—really badly (and sometimes bitchily). No upward mobility and the attitude is "a million people would die for this job."

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Devil Indeed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Conde on your resume will never fail to impress people regardless if the image and reality don't always align. Many of the titles in this building are insurmountable by the competition regarding access to subject matter/people, journalistic talent, and exclusivity. The parties and perks are at the highest end. Edit and sales have pretty glamorous travel accommodations and expense accounts. In sales, the base pay is higher than average, thus giving people the unintended choice to blow off the rest of the year should one find themselves in the situation of not being likely to hit their goal, providing an easy set up for the following year.

    Cons

    Cattiness is taken to a new art form. You'll find yourself thinking you wouldn't be surprised if you walked into a meeting one day to find a sorority hazing-like ritual in which everyone is told to strip and senior management then circles everyone's fat with a black sharpie. Nothing is off limits to criticism. Clothing, hair, the way people speak, on and on.

    Almost all of Conde relies heavily on luxury advertisers, who have up until now been mostly faithful to print. That's changing quickly, but because Conde is a private company and not beholden to demanding stock holders, nobody is forced to or therefore wants to pull the trigger to spend the money needed to innovate. It would be hyperbole to say print is "dying" anytime soon, but it's a fact that print ad budgets are shrinking in favor of other media. As for the websites that currently exist, most look like something that was created during AOL's heyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the bad seeds both at the top and in the ranks. Being bitchy/demeaning/a total jerk and being successful are not mutually dependent upon each other. The 80's ended a long time ago. You have a lot of work to do as far as catching up with the times, the longer you wait, the more business will suffer in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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