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Pros
  • Laid back, friendly atmosphere with good work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits, allows for growth, creativity and to work with the top talent in the industry (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance, low pay, extremely long hours (in 22 reviews)

  • Salaries are low, benefits aren't great, long hours sometimes (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Web Intern"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Had a great experience, there were a lot of opportunities to take on projects for the magazine. I also was able to make a lot of net work connections.

    Cons

    I was a summer intern so I didn't really have any cons for my experience.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fashion Intern Review"

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

    Pros

    Amazing to see how the fashion closet works and the relationships built with designers.

    Cons

    Awful to see how insignificant editors think you are. There is not much to learn, you need to be ale to learn how pickup garments and return them...

  3. "Great, if you don't need money"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, valuable experience and exposure for an undergraduate intern. Editors at all CN magazines seem to be minor social media celebrities, and there's nothing like seeing Anna Wintour walk into the building.

    Cons

    The program wasn't paid. Of course, that's part of why they had to shut it down.


  4. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fashion Intern"

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    Former Intern - Fashion Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Fashion Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (More than a 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company and atmosphere. Learned so much in a short period of time. Very Very organized.

    Cons

    Long hours, I can not really say more more than that. Conde Nast is one of the best companies I have been with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Experiene"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a 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

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Experience is what you make it!"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience at Conde Nast was a great one! At the end of the day it truly is what you make of it. With the lack of structure, it can be easy to just get caught up in completing tasks without any feeling of true growth. However, if proactive, you can easily network around different departments and make the most of your internship. I found that everyone I interacted with was extremely helpful. Also, the work environment was very relaxed and fun making for an enjoyable and different day each morning I came in.

    Cons

    Internships are non-paid, however if you can make it work it is definitely worth the experience and relationships. There is also a lacking of a structured internship training program.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work but not a lot of motivation"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are cool brands there.

    Cons

    No pay, not a lot of motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns so that they can survive.