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Condé Nast 3.0 470 Reviews – New York, NY

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    1. "Great benefits, likely don't outweigh the struggles"

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      • Culture & Values
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      • Comp & Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
      Former Employee - Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      — Looks great on resume
      — Highly motivated (non-management) employees
      — Opportunity to explore creative ventures as long as they have revenue opportunities

      Cons

      — Don't really understand what it takes to be successful in a digital publishing environment
      — Rely on archaic publishing habits and strategies
      — Huge disparity in compensation for management vs. lower level employees (monetarily and otherwise)

      Advice to Management

      Stop working on re-orgs and focus on producing work that resonates with existing audiences, while capturing new ones. Print publishing habits cannot be transitioned to a digital publishing marketplace.


    2. Helpful (1)

      "Walk the walk"

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      Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
      Former Employee - Editorial 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, looks good on a resume. Decent health insurance, talented colleagues (non-management), convenient location. Cafeteria. Summer Fridays. 15 days vacation to start.

      Cons

      Low morale, cattiness, egos, endless layoffs and re-orgs, you never feel safe in your job. No company transparency or room for growth. No one ever knows what's going on.
      Teams get leaner as more and more people get laid off while upper management keeps their old school, expense account lifestyles.

      Advice to Management

      Condé Nast is always saying it wants to be a digital leader, yet it keeps its old school print publishing corporate ways-- unless they really mean just hire more underpaid permalancers to churn out content 24/7?

      Look to the top if you want to cut. The brands have no more fat to trim. It's grotesque to see what luxurious lifestyles some employees get to lead on the company dime while the people doing the actual work are getting let go in droves.


    3. Helpful (1)

      "meh"

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      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.

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