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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
262 Reviews
3.5
262 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
  • 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great Networking Opportunity

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, access to the best industry resources and great opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals

    Cons

    Poor compensation for entry level positions and since promotions/pay-raises are based on % of current salary it becomes frustrating over time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work, little growth and management leaves you in the dust

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of opportunities and small team can get you noticed. Young team helps grow.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises are scarce, and yet extremely warranted for morale. The place is depressing and everyone works super long hours for such littler pay and no pat on the back. It gets tiring. Pay is insulting. Management doesn't listen. HR doesn't care...it's a sad state of affairs. Management and senior editors take all the credit and everyone is super territorial. Not a big place for growth or making a decent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conde is snoozing at the technology wheel. Management needs to listen and know their employees -the yearly review is a joke. Often the manager reviewing has no ideas about the troubles, struggles, or accolades and accomplishments that have happened in the year. They have no care to boost morale even when things are tough, and they really don't pay attention to who does the work. HR should really know their employees and promote from within, and take care of problems when they are aware of them!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Conde Nast has a great portfolio of top magazine brands.

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

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

    Pros

    Conde Nast is able to attract smart, talented dynamic, hard working, dedicated associates who will do whatever it takes to make each of their brands successful.

    Cons

    Conde Nast likes to test ideas and concepts and they are willing to expand staff when needed. When they concept or opportunity doesn't meet company expectations they will eliminate entire teams, departments or brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every October Conde Nast does their annual budgeting process and when businesses don't meet their expectations they have no problem eliminating or selling off brands, closing departments or reallocating corporate funds to fund digital or entertain businesses.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunist cut throat environment

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

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

    Pros

    Exposed to leading industry freelancers and talent. Extremely easy to contribute and pitch to the growing web team. Big name magazines are huge resume builders.

    Cons

    Print is very rigid and many employees are unnecessarily mean and nasty vs. being stern and revered. There's a strong sense of entitlement from a lot of the younger employees. No team building. Smaller salaries than competitors and little room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training is needed. People are thrown into a "make or break" environment with very little guidance. Every magazine works differential, so regardless of your previous publishing experience you can't be expected to know everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Varied and exciting workload

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

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

    Pros

    Energy, endless stimulation, competitive, high-powered

    Cons

    Sometimes overly competitive and politics-led work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more cognisance taken of feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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