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Updated July 21, 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 21 reviews)

  • Salaries are low, benefits aren't great, long hours sometimes (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Driven to achieve.

    Cons

    Too focused on keeping brands separate rather than providing a unified digital focus for the properties.


  2. "work/life balance challenged"

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    Former Employee - Associate Business Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Business Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great pay, great people (well, if you enjoy getting along with all types of personalities.

    Cons

    no work/life balance. wasn't able to use all my vacation time. stressed environment.

  3. "Executive Assistant and Conde Nast"

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

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

    Pros

    Elite company, above average pay

    Cons

    expectations to learn quickly on your own, very intense corporate culture, takes time to be promoted


  4. "Video Producer / Editor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Condé Nast as a contractor

    Pros

    The people are really collaborative and engaging.

    Cons

    If you're contract, getting around the building is difficult without a proper staff ID.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so uptight with the snacks regarding freelance positions


  5. "video editor"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Skimpy benefits. Just average pay.


  6. "Great stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Great if you want to gain experience and move your way up the ranks. Conde Nast is always understaffed which means everyone is always busy and doing several jobs at once. Therefore there's a lot of opportunities to take on bigger projects if you're junior level.

    Cons

    They're not so great with giving feedback to employees. There isn't a 6-month or year review system set up meaning after a year when you think you're due for a raise/promotion it's pretty hard to get.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees feedback and let them know about upward mobility within the company.


  7. "Freelancer"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up, looks good on resume

    Cons

    No benefits as a freelancer. It's a lot of work, a lot of heavy lifting, but make connections and work hard and it'll be ok.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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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