Condé Nast Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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Condé Nast President and CEO Roger Lynch
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, flexible working (one day per week from home was a standard before Covid-19)(in 41 reviews)

  • "Some great, very smart people around(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours busy phone most of time(in 56 reviews)

  • "Underneath all the gloss of the magazines sadly lays a terrible culture that breeds horrible habits, hence the term Conde Nasty(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 23, 2021 - Security Architect 
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      Pros

      Talented people, good benefits, summer Fridays off.

      Cons

      None, none, none, none, none

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Prestige doesn't pay the bills

      Apr 6, 2021 - Senior Writer/Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creative and passionate colleagues; encouraged to push the envelope and explore what's new in culture and fashion; dynamic office environment (when we actually worked in the office)

      Cons

      Nonexistent HR, poor management, zero career development. Merit-based raises are not even up for discussion; your reward for working incredibly hard is... staying employed! There is severe pay inequity and gender wage gaps; absolutely no transparency into this, the company works extremely hard to make sure people don't know what their colleagues are paid. As more people get laid-off and teams shrink, workloads double or triple for those who are still at the company. I'm talking 12-14 hour work days, 5 days a week, often weekends—and yet somehow you're never doing enough. During COVID, Conde Nast did not offer a single dollar to help employees purchase laptops or WFH equipment, yet they also have no plans for bringing employees back to 1WTC and their other buildings once people are vaccinated. We've been WFH for over a year now in tiny NYC apartments, and it's their responsibility as an employer to provide a productive environment. This is clearly not a priority—they are trying to downsize the office space and save $ on rent.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Entry-level Magazine Production

      May 10, 2021 - Editorial Production Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to make connections as an entry-level employee

      Cons

      Employment was structured as "permalancing" with hourly pay and no benefits

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Associate Review

      May 14, 2021 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well respected, and recognition. Learned how to operated under heavy pressure.

      Cons

      Low pay for entry level roles. Very little upward mobility.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stay Away

      May 11, 2021 - Client Services 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Was once great but is no longer. Good location and smart/fun coworkers.

      Cons

      Long hours, low pay, understaffed with no end in sight, employees are routinely asked to take one for the team with no mention of compensation for said additional work, consistently finding out company information through 3rd party reports which are then half-way addressed after being in the news cycle, constant re-orgs, having to navigate multiple scandals per year, cons definitely outweigh the pros here.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      May 4, 2021 - Writer/Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creative, supportive coworkers, mobility, cultural impact

      Cons

      can be very stuck in its old ways

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work!

      Apr 30, 2021 - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clear deliverables and expected job roles and functions.

      Cons

      There needs to be more of a focus on career development.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Design system architect perspective

      Apr 29, 2021 - User Experience Engineer II in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, exciting brands. A very exciting challenge for a design system

      Cons

      many equity and stability issues during my time here

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Moving in the right direction

      Apr 26, 2021 - Assistant Art and Visuals Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, Great Access to knowledge

      Cons

      Some unorganized management. A little all over the place

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ups and Down

      May 3, 2021 - Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Coworkers are amazing and great to work with -Some benefits -Not too much overtime work

      Cons

      -Unorganized company structure - multiple restructures in the 2-3 years I've worked here -Random, unexpected lay offs and new hires -Creative freedom is minimal - too many cooks in the kitchen -Difficult to get promotions or grow within company

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