Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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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. editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing place to work and innovate

    Cons

    No food, or hangout space to meet

  2. Designer

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of (good) changes happening on the digital side. Good time to get in.

    Cons

    Behind the times. Has a lot to catch up on.

  3. Digital Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Creative thinkers...there is never a lack for ideas; great brand new building and workspaces, great benefits & perks

    Cons

    Lack of smart upper management, lack of digital focus & direction, archaic workflows, systems & technology, work/life balance, culture-wise, everyone is out for themselves and some employees tend to be entitled "know it alls" even though they are very junior

    Advice to Management

    Replace management

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  5. Photography Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    creative, energetic, important company, good atmosphere, value strong employees

    Cons

    low pay, tight deadlines, stressful work environment at times

  6. Good if you are an artist looking to take your artwork to the next level.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people who are inspiring to work with.
    Good pay if the company needs you.

    Cons

    Culture does not promote work/life balance (depending on where you work).
    No benefits for freelancer, they seldom hire artists as full time employee.

  7. Digital revolution happening right now

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice benefits, moving fast.

    Cons

    Its still a large corporation

  8. Great co-workers, corporate atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Conde Nast name gives employees lots of resources. Great co-workers and office environment.

    Cons

    Salaries not as high as they should be.

  9. Sales Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people & work events/perks (i.e. food).

    Cons

    Ruthless hierarchy with entitled superiors and no room to grow for those starting at the very bottom- unless they play "indentured servant" for 2 plus years. Not a collaborative environment- does not feel like you are all working on the same team together. Feels like you are working for someone, and not in a productive way (e.g. making nail appointments, blow outs etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees who will support you are the assistant level- with all of your scheduling, expense, travel booking needs etc- but, respect them as actual employees. Teach them the business, set them up to grow and succeed. After all, these are hard working college graduates looking to benefit the business- why are you treating them like trash and pushing them away?

  10. Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has excellent facilities and the new building continues to improve. The resources available to employees are amazing and the people are dynamic.

    Cons

    The salaries are sometimes not competitive and the new building needs to be improved. It is still very much in development phases.

    Advice to Management

    The company should be more eager to promote from within.

  11. Great content, but a bit stuck behind in the ways of print

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Condé Nast Entertainment has great talent and people. They care about making amazing content and providing consumers access to videos worth watching. Very forward thinking and innovative.

    Cons

    Condé Nast corporate tends to have a lot of politics which make is a bit difficult to be innovative and move the company forward in the digital industry. they also tend to rehire within the company which keeps the company from hiring better talent from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that have not originally worked at Condé Nast. Outside experience will only help Condé Nast acutely grow and not be left behind in the print business.

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