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"The quality of work was great, but the people are a little bit too haughty."

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Former Intern - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

There is a great working environment and the clients are incredible. You get to mingle and collaborate with some of the best in the business.

Cons

The company lives up to its name in terms of employees and their personalities. Sometimes you may find that your peers believe they are much better than you at what they do. You must be patient and willing to work with others under stressful conditions.

Advice to Management

Make sure you truly see what EVERYONE'S potential is based on their expertise.

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    "Vogue Editorial Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was there for 3.5 months. Really exciting stuff if you're into fashion and want to learn about the inner workings of a top magazine, you get to see actual projects you work on end up in the magazine and the website. You get to meet editors, models, designers and photographers. There's a sweet cafe (free water and free seltzer!) and it's a huge space.

    Cons

    There's a lot of attitude. There's no opportunity for advancement...I met people who were unpaid interns post graduation who were there unbeknownst to HR (who only allow you to intern for a semester at a time, one semester a year) who the editors work like slaves. Some of the editors leave at 5pm to get their hair blown out for events and force the interns to stay until all hours of the night (in spite of that Time magazine article saying that CN enforces the 'unpaid interns must leave by 7pm rule'). You get some power but you also get trampled and utterly used up, you will be exhausted and unhappy, like many of the people working there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting your editors extort labor from their interns and college graduates working for free hoping to get a job. It's downright wrong. Have HR actually enforce the "no staying after 7pm" rule (I knew one girl who complained, she was looked down upon by the whole department and needless to say, I didn't actually see her again after the first week). Maybe pay your editors a little bit better (which is hard given print is dead so to speak), or do something to make them happier...the majority seem utterly miserable.


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    "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Condé Nast as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stipend
    Exposure to industry
    Work under/for people with strong leadership skills
    Can meet some nice people

    Cons

    Interns are treated like interns- not valued as employees or people there to learn
    A lot of menial tasks like shipping, expense reports, sorting closets
    Org chart and hierarchy is very apparent, hard to feel valued
    Not given a lot of opportunity to show your worth, you really have to fight for it and take initiative
    Kind of superficial culture

    Advice to Management

    Give interns a chance, let them feel valued and appreciated, and teach them things.

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