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Cosmopolitan Magazine Reviews

Updated December 26, 2017
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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 10 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. "Social Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "A Cog in the Wheel"

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

    I worked at Cosmopolitan Magazine full-time (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.

  3. "Welcoming Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  5. "Hearst is an incredible parent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. "fashion intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. "Beauty Intern"

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

    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.


  9. "Being a Features Intern at Cosmo is a dream"

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    Former Employee - Features Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Features Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You'll get to do everything (research, transcribing, even writing)
    The staff (editors, editorial assistants, etc.) are all super friendly and want to help and want you to do well.
    Hearst is a phenomenal place to work.
    It is conveniently located right by Central Park.

    Cons

    There is some heavy transcribing and it can get cumbersome, but frankly this is the only con and I learned way more about interviewing people and what goes into writing a story this way.


  10. "Graphic Design Intern"

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Celebrities and models around
    Free food and drinks

    Cons

    Small fridge lol
    Too much fun


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