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Updated January 15, 2018
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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. "Assistant Editor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart, funny people. Good place for a self-starter: Your job is what you make of it.

    Cons

    Inflexible hierarchy, very opaque corporation.


  2. "Ad Ops Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience with good people on the team. Great perks.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times but that's the nature of working in ad ops

  3. "Tiny role, but massive opportunity if you're willing to ask for it"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Web Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Temporary Web Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fabulous office, with a cafeteria overlooking downtown Manhattan
    - A pile of swag and samples that's free for the taking - if you work at a beauty publication, you will probably never have to buy shampoo again
    - Even if your job title doesn't have "writer" or "editor" in it, you can still pitch the associate editor on your team
    - Occasional celebrity sightings on your lunch break

    Cons

    - As a web producer, I was shuffled off to a part of the office with six other desks and nobody else working there. I was physically cut off from the rest of the team
    - The work was easy, comfortable and sometimes monotonous


  4. "Used to Be a Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging environment. Can learn a lot if you take initiative.

    Cons

    Senior Management can be clueless as to how things actually work


  5. "International Market + Production Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, allows for growth, creativity and to work with the top talent in the industry

    Cons

    Pay isn't in line with experience


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility for editorial employees, decent place to work

    Cons

    constant changes in management and strategy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. None.

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere, manipulative people, office politics, lack of leadership, zero role models, zero direction, zero stability. The worst place I have ever worked in my entire career. Constant layoffs. Constant sense of insecurity. No one is happy. Beware.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings.

  8. "Challenging & Exciting Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    - digital-forward company
    - cool opportunities to work on interesting projects
    - very cool building
    - prestige
    - opportunity to work with really talented and interesting people

    Cons

    - hard to get promoted
    - difficult to move between titles
    - since most magazines are in a bad state, many CN employees + teams always seem to be constantly in fear of losing their jobs (and it doesn't help that there seem to always be mass layoffs and reorgs)


  9. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and good work environment. Knowledgeable coworkers who are eager to help

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a bit of miscommunication and confusion


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Publishing Rough Patch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful creative people, inspiring photographers who contribute

    Cons

    Management is opaque, and morale is undervalued as a tool.


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