Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
254 Reviews
3.5
254 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Varied and exciting workload

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Creative environment

    • 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 (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
  3.  

    one of the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in London, England
    Former Employee - 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
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  5.  

    Freelance working at Conde Nast digital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelancers in London, England
    Current Employee - Freelancers in London, England

    I have been working at Condé Nast part-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Web application developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    All I can think of is "Good place to work"
    The team where i worked was small, good and techie..
    Gained lot of knowledge.
    Freedom to explore new technology.
    Good work life balance.
    Rare work pressure.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

  7.  

    Working at a big media giant such as Conde Nast is prestigious in itself.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You are able to learn at a big house and take that knowledge with you throughout your life. Working at a company such as Conde Nast gives you the thick skin and ammunition needed to make it anywhere. There is no hand holding at this company.

    Cons

    There should be more training for new employees, very competitive and make or break mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider doing reviews of employee's progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality work, super-talented people.

    • 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

    The people who work here are some of the smartest, most hard-working people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than competitive media brands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Conde Nast Ad Operations

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

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

    Pros

    Very Friendly People, and clear directions

    Cons

    provides limited growth, and limits your potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Small technology group

    Former Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Summer hours are a very nice perk. Responsive to industry changes and willingness to invest in new technologies.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not for everyone. Changes in pension plan and benefits. Politics in technology group.

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