Condé Nast

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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
289 Reviews
3.6
289 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.  

    This is a publishing company that really cares about quality and is doubling down on digital.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is making a huge investment in digital, and there are opportunities to be in very innovative product teams across its iconic brands. They treat their top employees exceptionally well, and there are many opportunities for growth and movement.

    Cons

    It has all the challenges of a big company, including some distasteful politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There will need to be some shifts in the company's cultural values to make a successful digital products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    WIRED

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team is full of brilliant, collaborative people.

    Cons

    Culture does not promote a good work/life balance,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good

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    Former Freelancer - Fashion Assistant Lucky Magazine in New York, NY (US)
    Former Freelancer - Fashion Assistant Lucky Magazine in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Laid Back but organized

    Cons

    Low Pay and a lot of work, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great, if you don't need money

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

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great, valuable experience and exposure for an undergraduate intern. Editors at all CN magazines seem to be minor social media celebrities, and there's nothing like seeing Anna Wintour walk into the building.

    Cons

    The program wasn't paid. Of course, that's part of why they had to shut it down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Creative and Empowering

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    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Foster creative and "big idea" thinking. Allow you to conceptualize and take ownership from start to finish of any given project within your wheelhouse. Very competitive compensation and great benefits package. Have a quarterly and annual awards structure within individual brands and corporate.

    Cons

    Image driven; high-pressure/deadline-oriented environment; management level promotions without management training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best of its kind in the dying magazine publishing world

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Conde produces truly great magazines. You can have a lot of pride working for CN: knowing that you're with some of the best and brightest in the magazine publishing world. If you align yourself with the right boss/publisher, your career can go far at Conde.

    Cons

    Slow to innovate. Hasn't figured out how to harness/compete with digital yet. The magazines are all little fiefdoms: if you have a good leader (publisher), then it can be a great place to work. If not, better leave quickly because your hair will fall out from the stress and nastiness. Quality of your working days all comes down to who your bosses are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Freelance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Perfectly fine company to work for.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages and long hours.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

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