Cosmopolitan Magazine Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2019

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Pros
  • "You learn a lot about the industry very quickly because you have to to survive(in 6 reviews)

  • "Upscale excecutions, fast pace work environment, and fashion forward company(in 4 reviews)

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

  • "Cosmo isn't exactly full of the world's movers and shakers(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

  2. Helpful (4)

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

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time for 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 to thrive.

    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 on employees who have to work with incredible speed.

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  3. "A Cog in the Wheel"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. "Welcoming Environment"

    4.0
     

    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

  5. Helpful (2)

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

    2.0
     

    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.

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  6. "Hearst is an incredible parent company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. "Social Editor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "fashion intern"

    4.0
     

    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

  9. "Intern"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  10. "Beauty Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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