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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • 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 45 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment, optimistic, creative and business driven

    Cons

    There is a large discrepancy between marketing and sales compensation


  2. "Revenue Support Services"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Finance in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    The ever changing world of advertising demands a team to adjust on the fly and evaluate long term strategies. If you're in need of a challenging role, Conde is the forefront to your needs and the media world. While typical corporate ladder politics do exist, the meat and potatoes is generating and collecting revenue. Keeping focused on the bottom in every level of the business, makes for a successful career path.

    Cons

    Cost containment via outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and confidentiality among the masses is lacking.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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..


  4. "Not bad...not great."

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance
    Digital is expanding
    HR benefits are getting better

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive
    Politics
    Big difference between the haves and the have-nots


  5. Helpful (12)

    "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.


  6. "Good Work/Life Balance if that is what you are looking for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary + benefits and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some issues include management favoritism + isolated tech teams

    Advice to Management

    Bring tech teams together. All tech teams should be on one floor


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrendous Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Conde Nast on your resume gets attention

    Beautiful work space and amenities with a convenient cafeteria

    Cons

    Many within hold the old mentality of a traditional media company. Outwardly, they want to be seen as a digital player, however they haven't truly adapted to what that means and still do things the way they have always been done. With old thought also comes entitlement on many levels and external players are just not having it anymore.

    The needs of Senior leadership come before that of client needs.

    Senior Leadership likes to belittle and embarrass their team members for sport in group settings in the most unprofessional way.

    Long hours equate to no work/life balance. Don't be fooled by the 'arm of resources' that appear to exist. There is still a great deal of time spent on internal work based on old practices. Quality of work produced by some teams suffers as a result. Mandatory team outings are beyond uncomfortable, and come at a cost of knowing your workload is building up and long hours will ensue.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Campaign Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Notable name, well-known company. There honestly isn't much else.

    Cons

    Degrading culture, no appreciation or acknowledgement for your work when you are in a lower-level position, upper management is unapproachable, no importance placed on career growth, very inappropriate relationships within the office, very difficult to move up the ranks. Overall I would never recommend Conde Nast to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in all of your staff, including your junior team members. Make people feel respected and appreciated.


  9. "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Structure, stable company. Reputable brand.

    Cons

    Not open to new digital innovation ideas or execution. A very corporate setting


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


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