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Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
286 Reviews
3.6
286 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.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • 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
  3.  

    Creative environment

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    • 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
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  5.  

    one of the best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    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
  8.  

    Creative and Empowering

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great, if you don't need money

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    • 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
  10.  

    The best of its kind in the dying magazine publishing world

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    • 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
  11.  

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

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    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

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