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Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work at and great work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

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

Cons
  • There was no pay and you are expected to work long hours (in 42 reviews)

  • Culture does not promote work/life balance (depending on where you work) (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good pubs to write for, contracts a bit tilted"

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    Former Freelancer - Individual Contributor in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Individual Contributor in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good publications to write for, with good editors and large readership

    Cons

    Contracts a bit too one-sided, no room for negotiation.


  2. "Depending which magazine you're in, your position may very as a web producer."

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    Current Contractor - Web Producer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Web Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros for this depends on which magazine you're working in.

    Cons

    No health benefits, if you're contracted in the beginning for the first 6 months.


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    "Company in flux"

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

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

    Pros

    I was able to take a two-week paid medical leave with no problem.

    Cons

    You may suddenly be made obsolete by regime change or restructuring and be out on the street. People were made to feel guilty for taking vacation time.


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  5. "Valuable Advisory Position with Conde Nast"

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    Former Freelancer - Strategic Marketing Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Strategic Marketing Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Top exposure to the media world and to some of the most professional employees in the world.

    Cons

    Big corporation with a lot of approval necessary.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No cons. Had a good experience working there.


  7. "Dynamic times growing digitally"

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    Former Freelancer - Digital Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Digital Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good people, contact and access to stories and celebrities.

    Cons

    Can be a little unorganized with management in the digital space, and there are growing pains with getting the print side to work with the digital side, but everyone is putting in their best effort to improve.


  8. "Advertising Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vacation days. Resume builder, if you survive catering to the needy management

    Cons

    Old school having assistants instead of coordinators. Poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat assistants like they are part of the team. Not just there to book your travel, which you could easily do.


  9. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Freelancer - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Experienced leaders and established titles provide a great opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Lack of cohesion across departments within titles and across titles with company

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Owner"

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    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great being self-employed making own decisions.

    Cons

    Constantly stay motivated, no benefits to speak of

    Advice to Management

    Motivation


  11. "Associate Photo Editor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off. Great cafeteria. Really amazing office building and location.

    Cons

    The company is so big that it is often hard to make big changes. It's tough to be agile and on top of the ever changing trends in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Be ambitious. Hire the best people. Try new things. Take risks.



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