Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
242 Reviews
3.5
242 Reviews
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
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Review Highlights

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

  • Dedicated and smart people- some of the best in the publishing business (in 13 reviews)


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

  • very long hours, horrible compensation, small/cramped workspace (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Creative environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great magazines, good opportunities to learn

    Cons

    competitive, slow to respond to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase training budget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    astro physi at cast nast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast part-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, flower horn

    Cons

    gravity, office culture, promotions, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working for CN is great for young employees, but if your seasoned, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Director of Photography  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Photography in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High profile consumer magazines, great work, highly professional company.

    Cons

    Low salaries offered because of the name prestige, great people are often replaced with th elowest bidder. Poor employee value, retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate people who have been loyal to you. The intern is cheap, but can't do the job better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company - A Career impetus

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great work culture. Easy going work environment with the tip of the top employees

    Cons

    You must be a culture fit otherwise Conde Nast Publications is not for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great company, wonderful staff and opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Lots of time sitting at a desk

  7.  

    Incredible opportunities and projects.... and with it comes hard work and politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Incredible brands and some of the most brilliant people I have ever worked with. This brand as a whole puts their all into what they create and it shows. You will gain access to some of the most inspiring projects and really learn alot (no matter entry or sr. level)

    Cons

    There is a bit of an "old boys club"/nepotism type mentality that can be a bit obnoxious. You will have to learn their political game here to stay afloat. Having a strong personality, with a grounded sense of self is always a good compass. Being a traditional publishing house, they are still a bit slower to move in terms of how to engage with the newer media platforms. There is movement, and not much further off from their main competition, but still behind all the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I only wish upper mgmnt would put greater emphasis in nurturing and fostering their talent. This company draws some of the top emerging talent in the publishing industry. Its a shame to see it wasted by not embracing the "foster from within" mentality. Too often I have seen incredibly bright and upcoming talent, have to leave in order to get to their next career level due to old and broken management red tape. Its a shame and quite telling when you see career records of most of their employees, with stints off and on at this company for a span of 10-15 years....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at The New Yorker

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    Former Employee - At the New Yorker  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - At the New Yorker in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great offices, great teams.
    It's a really cool place for an internship: they give you interesting work, they give good advice and explain theirs jobs.
    They have special conferences for interns where management from different magazines of the group come and talk about their experience.

    Cons

    As an intern I don't have much to say for cons.

    Recommends
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    Fashion Intern

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    Former Employee - Fashion Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Fashion Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Treated very well by everyone on the staff. Was able to build my own contacts from speaking with PR reps on a daily basis. Learned a lot about sample trafficking. Staff really seemed to care about my personal growth

    Cons

    The position had a daily stipend of $12 a day. Because I interned many times a week and was still in school, it was hard to find another part time job to compensate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best places to work!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and the corporate culture is fantastic. A great place to work!

    Cons

    A lot of people have to leave and come back in order to get promoted or get a raise. Not always, but a good number from observation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be more flexible on work from home arrangements and job sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Was great.

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, glamour, access to fancy parties and celebs, good food, plus it's fun to work on intellectually challenging stuff. Access to higher-ups was also fine.

    Cons

    Seemed to be some distance between plans and what actually gets carried out, lots of vague ideas for future projects get left in the dust, never really revisited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's fine the way it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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