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Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work at and great work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, lots to learn from higher ups (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Culture does not promote work/life balance (depending on where you work) (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours equate to no work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Working for a high profile company

    Cons

    Corporate world. Very stuffy with low pay. Hard to get promoted..


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Walk the walk"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious brands, looks good on a resume. Decent health insurance, talented colleagues (non-management), convenient location. Cafeteria. Summer Fridays. 15 days vacation to start.

    Cons

    Low morale, cattiness, egos, endless layoffs and re-orgs, you never feel safe in your job. No company transparency or room for growth. No one ever knows what's going on.
    Teams get leaner as more and more people get laid off while upper management keeps their old school, expense account lifestyles.

    Advice to Management

    Condé Nast is always saying it wants to be a digital leader, yet it keeps its old school print publishing corporate ways-- unless they really mean just hire more underpaid permalancers to churn out content 24/7?

    Look to the top if you want to cut. The brands have no more fat to trim. It's grotesque to see what luxurious lifestyles some employees get to lead on the company dime while the people doing the actual work are getting let go in droves.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Conde Nasty"

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

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

    Pros

    The building is beautiful, and I met some great people on my team. The view from the lunchroom was incredible, you can see the Statue of Liberty from a distance and the whole NYC skyline. The lunchroom had every kind of food you could possibly imagine and more.

    Cons

    Things were very unorganized and confusing. The processes would never match up with what was actually taught. Do not accept this job if you are looking for a 9-5 position, if you left at 6 you would get dirty looks (even though normal business hours were supposed to be until 5:30). Some people that worked there were very catty and condescending.

    Advice to Management

    When you send an email talking about an employee make sure that you are sending it to the correct person, and not the person you are talking about. (Gave me a taste of why I have heard the term 'Conde Nasty")


  4. "Disorganized in Contracts & Rights"

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    Former Contractor - Licensing Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Licensing Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location. Excellent places to eat and shop. Good for commuting from Brooklyn. Nice building and prestigious company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Systems and organizational chart are archaic and make no sense. As usual middle management doesn't know what their direct reports are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Train management to understand what their direct reports are doing


  5. "Conde Nast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits
    Very good systems in place

    Cons

    Consolidation of titles, and current re-organziation has left teams short staffed.
    Low moral

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy management


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Conde Nast gives you great connections and access to iconic brands - you'll meet great people who will help you throughout your career

    Cons

    Not a large potential for growth, very segmented roles, hard to move up, no opportunity for raises for assistants

    Advice to Management

    Reviews!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Condé Nast (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name, been around for a long time, great products. Once it's on your resume, everyone gets impressed. It's competitive so if you succeed it's because you're great.

    Cons

    low pay, mean girl culture, no room for growth. It can be easy to be overlooked and promotions are hard to come by because it's so competitive.
    low salary. Mean employees. Generally company vibe is snobby.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and nurture and provide mentor ship. Kick the mean girls out. Increase pay! Give promotions to those deserving of it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for resume, nice culture

    Cons

    Not much transparency, poor pay, hard to move up


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Digital Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some really wonderful, incredible people

    Cons

    Employees are viewed as disposable and the company thrives on internal competition versus collaboration (at least in the digital department)

    Advice to Management

    minimize your 6 month "cullings" to create employee loyalty


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Integrated Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong business acumen across all employees

    Cons

    The rumors are true. Unbelievably cut throat working environment. Your job is never safe no matter how well you perform. Many employees are incredibly shallow as they're only there for the money and do not care about anything other than hitting their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen to current employees. They only listen to executive leadership, so why bother with any advice.


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