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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
280 Reviews
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280 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • smart people all at the top of their game (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits (although some of them were cut down) (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 15 reviews)

  • You have to look out for yourself to maintain a work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company and environment--a place to sharpen your skills and way of thinking.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Brands, environment, talent, outlook, culture.

    Cons

    Nothing to add here--overall positive experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Human Relations in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Relations in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Good time off good work life balance

    Cons

    Fired let go without much notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Amazing place to work and innovate

    Cons

    No food, or hangout space to meet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship - DETAILS MAGAZINE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great people to work with, cool events, internship looks great on a resume, hour are strictly 9-5 especially in the summer -- summer Fridays

    Cons

    Minimal exposure to industry -- tasks are monotonous and mundane -- little to no feedback from supervisors on advisement for next steps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your interns to the best of their ability -- Allow them to take on some responsibility and own it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    I have worked for this company on and off since 1999.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Work with some of the best in the business. Great Pay. Great Perks. And they put out a quality product.

    Cons

    New location at 1WTC doesn't appeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit based raises and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Environment, easy to get along.

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    Former Employee - Reception in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Reception in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Everyone here is very friendly and easy to get along with.
    Good job for the 9-5 type, not a lot of late nights (for reception at least)

    Cons

    phones can get heavy at times, but if you handle that you're good to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist

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    Former Employee - Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Prepress and Digital Imaging Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    one of the best company in the world of publishing, treating all employees with respect, always attention on quality and striving for success, desire to create stress free environment...

    Cons

    Demand for highest quality products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, not so great management

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Editorial in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    I worked for Conde Nast South Africa. The very best thing about this company is the amazing people who dedicate their talents to making it shine. This is especially because the hierarchy is generally flat – i.e. only the editor is answered to and almost every one else (barring very junior interns) are treated as equals. It also has a wonderful open door policy that works very well. The work is also challenging and enjoyable. I learnt a huge amount in my time here. Benefits like medical aid and leave were also very good whilst I worked here.

    Cons

    The company has no proper HR practises. Job descriptions, performance reviews and annual increases are non existent. Because of this, pay is dismal (especially considering the level of talent the company employs), employees are not able to progress and overall morale eventually drops in everyone employed there. The top management is also seen to be spending money frivolously (on unnecessary personal security and social functions), while employees are told there is no budget for even basic annual increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply even basic HR practises and create a better rapport between senior management and the rest of the company. By making employees feel like their hard work and talent is recognised (both through reviews and compensation), the company will do far better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Can Open Doors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Former Employee - Associate Editor

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    CN brands are well-known, so even when you're talking to people who don't work in media, they'll recognize the brands. And if you play your cards right, it can open many doors when you leave.

    Cons

    Little room for movement up the ladder (typical) and CN can seem behind the ball when it comes to finding ways to promote growth. Higher management can seem disconnected. And like many companies, there is the expectation that you're "on" 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks used to be good; if you expect dedication from employees (not just senior management), make sure they're taken care of.

    Recommends

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