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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Culture does not promote work/life balance (depending on where you work) (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours and dwindling resources (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Condé Nast is all about "perception""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Talent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and perks.

    Cons

    More emphasis on image than skill.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage talent to grow based on their strengths, rather than asking them to change their "perception".


  2. "Owner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "creative director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    prestige in company's name and legacy

    Cons

    Not very loyal to employees. Long hours are expected.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Digital Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Work here if you enjoy politics and chaos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some smart, dedicated people who will go on to do great things -- they just won't achieve it here

    Flexible vacation and work/life balance depending on your team

    Ok name on your resume if you're into publishing

    Cons

    Politics at every level of the organization - tons of red tape and high-school like behavior amongst your peers. Competition is one thing, then there's the constant brown nosing and back stabbing.

    No clarity or cohesiveness on company wide objectives

    Lots of managers on ego trips who have no clue how to lead and instead breed fear

    A sense of entitlement and arrogance from C suite

    Miscommunication across brands, teams, and people is default here. Very little people in middle or upper management are actually competent -- most will get by because they speak eloquently or "know someone"

    Old school idea of how to iterate and build a brand or product. All innovation is driven by some big wig's agenda and not supported by data. Disappointing lack of available resources for analytics

    Look, work here if you want to. There's a big push for changes in parts of the company while the old school print side flounders and dies. Don't work here if you can't put up with the growing pains of a century-old company trying to stay afloat in a digital world.

    Also don't give into their aggressive recruiting style. Some teams have forced "culture" and you can see it if you demand to have a real interview process where you meet everyone, not just puppets who'll try to convince you everything is great.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and remove blockers from their path to success. Reward people base on evidence and results, not politics. Look at how some of the most successful companies are run and adopt their effective policies for HR and management so we hire top talent and keep them happy.


  9. "Overall great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic managers, smart culture, great benefits and perks. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is often low, entry level positions do not get business cards


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cool company to work for, high level of talent, iconic brands

    Cons

    Horrible pay, high turnover, long hours


  11. "Associate Photo Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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