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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 28 March 2015
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Condé Nast President and CEO Chuck Townsend
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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. Good experience

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    Current Intern - Intern in London, England
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England

    I have been working at Condé Nast as an intern (less than a 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. Varied and exciting workload

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    Former Employee - Art Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Art Director in London, England

    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
  3. Creative environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great magazines, good opportunities to learn

    Cons

    competitive, slow to respond to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase training budget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. one of the best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Photo Editor in London, England
    Former Contractor - Photo Editor in London, England

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    top editors, top photographers, good team

    Cons

    lots of work and not enough career opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Freelance working at Conde Nast digital

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    Current Employee - Freelancers in London, England
    Current Employee - Freelancers in London, England

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

    Pros

    good enviroment, nice tam and you feel involved in the process

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Excellent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The company should be more eager to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great content, but a bit stuck behind in the ways of print

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great company, solid benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people here are smart and motivated, provide good challenges, lots of diverse technology, amazing work/life balance and fantastic perks. Having many prestigious brands under one roof breeds a lot of healthy collaboration.

    Cons

    Nothing really, the new CDO speaks very abstractly sometimes. it is a corporate atmosphere in many ways but that isn't inherently a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you guys are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very happy

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

    I have been working at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Good editors, fun environment, prestige publications, great exposure

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. This is a very solid organization that knows what it's doing, and pays well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Photo Assistant Salary Review

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    Current Freelancer - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY (US)
    Current Freelancer - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast (less than a year)

    Pros

    Standard freelance pay, subsidized cafeteria, inspiring work environment, option to opt into healthcare plan.

    Cons

    No paid vacation, little employee loyalty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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