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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
266 Reviews
3.6
266 Reviews
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Build a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Work for some of the top media brands in the world.

    Cons

    The corporate environment can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Condé Nast Entertainment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Innovative and fun to work at. The Condé Nast Entertainment group is currently small group, but highly motivated.

    Cons

    Teams are small and need to grow faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Where I learned the most about the media industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    cutting-edge media opportunities; best-in-class editorial products; unlimited potential for career growth; deep resources; fair salaries; fast-paced environment where bright people can thrive

    Cons

    negligent HR department; sometimes stifling politics; lack of awareness for employee's personal life/ambitions; health benefits aren't as world-class as their products; nonexistent training/course offerings

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stuck in Freelance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure
    cool brands
    good name on resume

    Cons

    Very Hierarchical and siloed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Good work environment
    - Paid internship
    - Excellent relationship between the interns and the senior staff
    - Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    The maximum duration of internships is just one month

    Recommends
  7.  

    Overall OKAY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Laidback in some areas, intense in others, it's all about finding your own balance.

    Cons

    There is a hierarchy and there are egos, beware, put yourself first!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kind!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Great resources, strong brands, many growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to change overall brand strategy and reposition, modernize. Brands compete with sister brands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great brands, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're in corporate, you get to work with a lot of different people at a lot of different brands/departments. I enjoyed the diversity of the work and building great relationships with my internal clients.

    Cons

    Your career advancement depends on who you directly report to and who runs the department. Each department/brand runs like its own company so experiences and growth can vary dramatically based on this model.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Advertising Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Assistant

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by brilliant people 24/7

    Cons

    Huge corporation, could feel disconnected at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    DO NOT FREELANCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freelance Web Producer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Freelance Web Producer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great perks (products, parties, name recognition), networking opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely meager and incredibly late payments for freelancer invoices. They rely on a paper mail invoice system instead of a digital one, so invoices can be more than a month late (Read as: not optimal for anyone who pays rent). Also, work/life balance is virtually impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat freelancers with respect. They do just as much work as the staff members, yet continually are underpaid and under-appreciated. It's very obvious how much the company doesn't value the freelancers and it is driving away potential talent. Also, open yourself to changes. The media landscape is always in flux and Conde Nast is prone to falling behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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