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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  • 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. "Best of Times, Worst of Times"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Work with incredible people in and outside the office. The caliber of work here is extraordinary.

    Cons

    Budgets are being cut all the time. Yearly layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees about budget cuts. Promote from within.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bittersweet Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    -good benefits, very relaxed atmosphere (depending on the brand, and your manager), very intelligent and creative people, access to the best influencer's and resources in the Country, very good resume builder.

    Cons

    -too much change in a very short period of time, people are still focused on print and do not know how to sell digital, a lot of the sales reps do not know how to sell digital (stuck in the past), pretty disorganized from middle management to senior level management.

    Advice to Management

    I would really take a look at the people who are selling for your Company--this might be the biggest problem.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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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

    Pros

    Interesting people, nice office location

    Cons

    Management disaster, ego-led, junior staffers treated poorly


  4. "Digital Sales Planner"

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great views from the office

    Cons

    No work/life balance, low pay, extremely long hours


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Starter Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Video Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are incredible. I've made some of my closest friends here.
    There are always yummy snacks in the kitchen.
    There is a good amount of flexibility with time off and a decent work/life balance if you want it.
    The projects are often interesting and can be creatively fulfilling.

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from its staff. There is a push for quantity content over quality content. Budgets are unrealistic given the types of videos management promises to advertisers. It's easy to feel unappreciated even though you are contributing massively to the success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't undervalue your employees. High turn-over due to low pay sets everyone back and doesn't save money in the long run.


  6. "Adequate"

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

    Pros

    Job was not rocket science.

    Cons

    Pay was very hard to negotiate.


  7. "Digital Sales Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Great people, passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Lots of changes and movement all the time.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "grateful for experience but glad to be gone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - industry stature (debatable at this point; conde has faced several public and embarrassing set backs in the last 2 years)
    - impressive name to have on resume
    - great for networking if you have a strong enough personality to make an impression
    - chance to work with great brands and advertisers
    - there are extremely creative and hardworking people in entry and mid level positions
    - beautiful offices with good amenities; good benefits

    Cons

    - old school management style that was too slow to adopt to digital which has caused the company major setbacks
    - in the 1.5 years, conde underwent three massive rounds of "restructuring" and layoffs
    - no job security or confidence in upper management, everyone is walking around on eggshells
    - revolving door of publishers / EICs who are all starting to jump ship
    - entry level are treated like punching bags and denied over time, but expected to work over 40 hours a week
    - senior level management is cold and standoffish, often inappropriate and unprofessional
    - HR at this company is a joke; they turn a blind eye to senior management's borderline fireable offenses and repeatedly ignore attempts to get in contact
    - upper management wastes company funds on lavish meals, gifts, beauty treatments, and personal items
    - you have to develop a thick skin to survive the yelling, name calling, and temper tantrums that are every day occurrences
    - there is a noticeable shift in morale; you can tell people are unhappy working here

    Advice to Management

    the transition to the new business model (combining multiple teams into one "collection") was poorly implemented. many talented mid level employees were let go because their salaries were too high and the remaining left because they smelled blood in the water. old school senior management was left in charge, but these are the same people who got the company into a mess in the first place. entry level junior employees were given 5x the amount of work with no increase in salary, benefits, or title. you have some of the brightest young 20-somethings working at your company who are eager and desperate to learn. utilize these people and train them. so many entry levels leave after 1-2 years because there is no upward mobility or training. they are forced to leave if they want to gain new skills and earn more money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Old media, getting older"

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

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment, good benefits, many perks

    Cons

    Confused, directionless leadership; soulless, heartless and incapable of transitioning from old media to new

    Advice to Management

    Leave?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Eats you alive if you let it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director 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

    If you have elbows you might get far

    Cons

    If you have a conscience you'll lose

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees


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