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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated October 15, 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. Helpful (1)

    "meh"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office building provides some nice perks and a lot is opening up in the downtown area.

    Cons

    Underpaid and we know it. Plus there are a lot of egos.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Need transparency and direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iconic publishing company that's still impressive to see on your resumé
    The people
    The content

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and very disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Have transparent conversations and open communication between upper management and rest of staff.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Prestigious brands, struggling industry."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands on a variety of interesting subjects.

    Cons

    Tricky to navigate the individual brands from a corporate group.


  4. "Limited growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a dynamic environment and really creative colleagues. Snacks are big plus and management is very understanding in terms of time off for health and family reasons. Above average 3-weeks paid time off and 4 personal days and unlimited sick days (within reason).

    Cons

    Career suicide. after awhile there is no real career growth within the company. You will have to wait for someone to leave or die to get a promotion. Pay is a big ehhhhhhh. Groups can be clique-ish and there are people who are just lifers waiting for retirement and coasting. Advancement and training is a lot of times lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way for career paths within the company.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Save yourself"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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, good resume builder. Benefits were alright and okay work life balance. Strong talent in editorial. Capable colleagues. That's about it.

    Cons

    This organization does not value their employees mental well being at all. They value what you can do, where you can go and how it may look to others that they want to be seen as important.

    Maybe it's true of corporate America at large, here you see it clear as day. Do not think that for even one second that this is a company that:

    A) Values it's employees for their skill sets.
    B) Has any level of transparency.
    C) Will listen to or pay any mind to your career goals or advancement. You are a drone, nothing more.
    D) Values honesty. Management is two faced to a degree I had never thought imaginable of the human race. Crazy arbitrary favoritism.
    E) Clearly conveys what is expected of their employees.

    Listen if you don't have a soul or value others' go work at Condé. You'll be successful in strides. If, however, you have a shred of humanity and/or self respect go work at a company that isn't toxic and will celebrate or at the very least recognize your accomplishments and give you actionable feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Try changing your current confusing and micro-management oriented hierarchy and give employees effective, actual feedback and not saccrine platitudes. Over three years passes and not a single written performance review? What a joke, and from a hundred year old company you would expect HR to take these things seriously but they don't - they just threaten you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conde Nast"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits
    Very good systems in place

    Cons

    Consolidation of titles, and current re-organziation has left teams short staffed.
    Low moral

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy management


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Private company living in a bubble"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the biggest names in print media.

    Cons

    Some of the biggest names in "print" media. The company is a privately held company. Upper management is a bit oblivious as to what is going on further down the chain. The same people are promoted over and over again. The company pretends to be very forward thinking and is part of some of the newer corporate trends but in the end they have been called Conde Nasty for many decades and given how you are treated - it's very true.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "Conde Nast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good opportunities to be creative. amazing resources

    Cons

    too much politics in the company

    Advice to Management

    less politics


  10. "Conde Needs Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Decent work environment, benefits are good, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments and magazines.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and take good care of the employees. Management doesn't always have the best ideas.


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