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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
287 Reviews
3.6
287 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.  

    editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Amazing place to work and innovate

    Cons

    No food, or hangout space to meet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great, if you don't need money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Creative and Empowering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    The best of its kind in the dying magazine publishing world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great company and environment--a place to sharpen your skills and way of thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    A very mixed bag that you don't find out about until after they WOW you on entry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great name, Great salary and Great benefits. Childcare on property. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very cliquish and a lot of outsourcing. Management is lacking (most are promoted via relationships - NOT skills or experience). New HR is ALWAYS on the manager's side. Plus, new location is terrible (WTC). So depressing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not like the Devil Wears Prada

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

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

    Pros

    great cafeteria, decent salary, perks with email address and name

    Cons

    no way of moving up, competitive environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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