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Updated March 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, diversity of people, nice offices" (in 32 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 & hard to get promoted within" (in 23 reviews)

  • "No upward mobility and long hours" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer and Great People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with my manager and all employees in the office! Friendly and motivating environment.

    Cons

    The kitchen wasn't always stocked


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working at Conde! Smart people, interesting work that keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    Pretty long hours on occasion. Not a ton of vacation.

  3. "Condé Nast - Editorial"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great legacy brands, great editors, talented employees

    Cons

    Low pay, layoffs, not enough employees to do the work


  4. "Eroding Culture & Sinking Ship"

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

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

    Pros

    -Good name to have on resume
    -Ability to make connections with people who are reputable in the industry
    -Good work/life balance, but it depends on your team
    -Nice office/views

    Cons

    When I first started here, I thought that CN would be a place I could build my career. Amazing culture, nice/smart people who were willing to collaborate, taking strides to be innovative in digital, thriving team who were proud of their work. That has eroded over the years as constant layoffs have cut the teams in half. Culture is non-existent. Feel like a corporate drone.

    -Highly political (if you are not well-liked it will be known)
    -No career advancement
    -Not competitive salary
    -Constant layoffs (not just on print, but also every other team in the building)
    -Extremely hard to get things done on the product & design side since their reorganization
    -Feel like the company is at a standstill as they are waiting for a new CEO
    -Slow to adapt to new technologies, always playing catch-up

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees when they deserve it. Don't promote just because someone else on the team leaves or is laid off.

    If you are in senior management (SVP level), it's probably best you don't talk badly about other people in the company in front of your team.


  5. "Changing times"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers & new office space at WTC. Publisher to some of the most recognizable consumer titles in the world.

    Cons

    Print publishing industry on a downward trend in this digital age where so much information is available for free and difficulty to actually get people to pay for the info.


  6. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant

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

    Pros

    Conde work environment was very fast paced and pushed you to do the best

    Cons

    It is a big company so unless you are working at a top level, there is a lot of red tape


  7. "EH"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working in the World Trade Center

    Cons

    Constant reorgs/layoffs...no job security

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Mess"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-I in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, they don't take their jobs too seriously, lots of fun at work. kind of cool brands. Some really really smart people.

    Cons

    A complete mess of a company. The management has no idea what they are doing / don't care about employee welfare. So disinterested in diversifying or making employees happy. Every project is really poorly managed. Non-management have a better idea of what to do than management. A lot of people don't care about their jobs or what they are doing and are really cynical about work. Mostly men work there. They layoff people and reorganize often.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritizing organization and employee happiness will do a lot of good.


  9. "I learned a lot there"

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

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

    Pros

    There were a lot of really experienced people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Path to promotion wasn't always clear.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Condé Nast has seen better days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have some of the best and most creative people in the business. Our group has managed to succeed despite the culture of backstabbing, manipulation, and land grabbing at the company. I have learned a ton in my time here.

    Cons

    The company can’t seem to get out of its own way. There is an unhealthy amount of politics and all the strongest people are leaving and nothing is done to retain key staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting everybody against one another and maybe the company can figure out how to work together and pull out of the nose dive.