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  • "Long hours, but other than that not a lot of cons for me(in 11 reviews)

  • "Un-organized, too many interns, late long hours, barely any breaks, lots of runs, not being able to sit in on meetings or know anything about business(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Social Media in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool! I loved it, literal dream

    Cons

    None! It was really great

    Cosmopolitan Magazine2019-02-26
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work here, but be prepared for the abuse."

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They do have an incredible creative cultivation. Their high bar for design as an ambitious brand is a great place for young designers to learn how to create great things under pressure. Raises the level of nonsense you are able to deal with in an office environment. If you read cosmo and fit into that culture, you will most likely enjoy your time working there. It is a great place for a very specific culture of people...

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    Cons

    Abusive supervisors (gas-lighting, verbally abusive, bullying, general cattiness). Managers are hired internally based on how good they are at ingratiating themselves to the Chief Editor and not based on actual experience managing a team or dealing with the skill-sets of said team. There is absolutely no director of operations so almost all of the computers are at least 1-2 years out dated, which can have a huge effect...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire a director of operations, or at least someone to manage your tech equipment. Expecting designers to work off their personal laptops/un-updated equipment for more than a month is not only a ridiculous expectation of a multi-national publication, but a security risk to the company that it is owned by. Get rid of the abusive supervisors who use their subordinates as a receptacle for their frustration. To work somewhere...

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    Cosmopolitan Magazine2018-03-30
  3. "A Cog in the Wheel"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you get a National title to work with, the talent level is top notch

    Cons

    Don't expect too much appreciation from corporate for your efforts.

    Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-12-27
  4. "Welcoming Environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine

      Pros

      Really great group of women and men who are more than willing to impart knowledge, fast-paced environment

      Cons

      A lot of changes were happening in upper management during my time

      Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-05-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Like the Devil Wears Prada without any of the glamour"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine

        Pros

        You learn a lot about the industry very quickly because you have to to survive. You get to see the inside workings of how a magazine is run.

        Cons

        If you are in a lower level position you are treated terribly. No one acknowledges your work and you will always be the first in last out. 75 hour work weeks are normal. You will be told to just figure it out, and have impossible expectations to meet.

        Advice to Management

        Acknowledge the good things people are doing, and make sure the work load is being distributed appropriately.

        Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-05-19
      • "Hearst is an incredible parent company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time

        Pros

        It's an incredible collection of talented, smart women.

        Cons

        As soon as traffic dropped (through no fault of anyone's), it became a very difficult place to work.

        Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-04-24
      • "Social Editor"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time

        Pros

        Loved the team, environment, perks, pay.

        Cons

        no cons, love this job

        Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-03-14
      • "fashion intern"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine

          Pros

          -great experience -friendly people -let you work on set

          Cons

          -long hours -lots of runs -some times you aren't reimbursed owed transportation costs

          Cosmopolitan Magazine2017-01-19
        • "Intern"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
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          I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine

          Pros

          Flexible hours with school, friendly people and gorgeous, girly space downtown Manhattan.

          Cons

          Was pretty much assigned to doing errands, make banners, and simple graphics for instagram. But seeing how I was an unpaid design intern, I wasn't required much to do.

          Advice to Management

          Assign more hands on tasks to your interns instead of the leftovers. Interning is about a learning experience, not doing scraps.

          Cosmopolitan Magazine2016-12-06
        • "Beauty Intern"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook

          I have been working at Cosmopolitan Magazine

          Pros

          The company culture is amazing. Everyone is so nice, and there are always different fun things going on in the office.

          Cons

          Sometimes as an intern, there aren't a ton of tasks to do, so learning to fill your free time is necessary.

          Cosmopolitan Magazine2016-10-15
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