Condé Nast Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
244 Reviews
3.5
244 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits (although some of them were cut down) (in 13 reviews)

  • Dedicated and smart people- some of the best in the publishing business (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.  

    Human resource function at Conde Nast India

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Mumbai

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a small and strong knit HR team. Work-life balance is great. If you are looking for a relaxed and stress-free work opportunity, this is the place to be at.

    Cons

    The salaries are low and it takes time to climb up. The HR function is limited in scope, overlooking many administrative duties. Not many learning opportunities for HR professionals looking to grow.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic, intense yet learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Fashion Features Trainee  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Fashion Features Trainee in Mumbai

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You get tougher.

    Cons

    Very snobby co-workers, biast behaviour.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Kind of crazy, but solid payoff for working with such a big name.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Big name-recognition. Interning there had a huge part of my first couple job opportunities. We got some pretty nice swag on occassion. *Some* of the staff, particularly my department, were so sweet. Very good people.

    I also was built into. The department was eager for me to learn a variety of things and get a lot of different types of experience.

    Cons

    Crazy hours if you're salaried. Most people worked 8-7. They were pretty flexible with me as an intern, though.
    It's typical fashion workplace/corporate america. It's fast-paced, tight deadlines, and crazy bosses that the whole office is scared of. It was eerily similar to some Devil Wears Prada scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great, ever changing company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company that strives on leading edge technology and trends. Centers around fashion, and strives on quality for it's readers.

    Cons

    Little movement as far as promotions. Most folks don't stay that long. 2-5 years is the average from what i've seen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Creative environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time for 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
  7.  

    astro physi at cast nast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Condé Nast part-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, flower horn

    Cons

    gravity, office culture, promotions, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company - A Career impetus

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great work culture. Easy going work environment with the tip of the top employees

    Cons

    You must be a culture fit otherwise Conde Nast Publications is not for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for CN is great for young employees, but if your seasoned, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Director of Photography  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Photography in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Condé Nast as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High profile consumer magazines, great work, highly professional company.

    Cons

    Low salaries offered because of the name prestige, great people are often replaced with th elowest bidder. Poor employee value, retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate people who have been loyal to you. The intern is cheap, but can't do the job better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast

    Pros

    Great company, wonderful staff and opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Lots of time sitting at a desk

  11.  

    Incredible opportunities and projects.... and with it comes hard work and politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Condé Nast full-time

    Pros

    Incredible brands and some of the most brilliant people I have ever worked with. This brand as a whole puts their all into what they create and it shows. You will gain access to some of the most inspiring projects and really learn alot (no matter entry or sr. level)

    Cons

    There is a bit of an "old boys club"/nepotism type mentality that can be a bit obnoxious. You will have to learn their political game here to stay afloat. Having a strong personality, with a grounded sense of self is always a good compass. Being a traditional publishing house, they are still a bit slower to move in terms of how to engage with the newer media platforms. There is movement, and not much further off from their main competition, but still behind all the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I only wish upper mgmnt would put greater emphasis in nurturing and fostering their talent. This company draws some of the top emerging talent in the publishing industry. Its a shame to see it wasted by not embracing the "foster from within" mentality. Too often I have seen incredibly bright and upcoming talent, have to leave in order to get to their next career level due to old and broken management red tape. Its a shame and quite telling when you see career records of most of their employees, with stints off and on at this company for a span of 10-15 years....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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