Demand Media Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
115 Reviews

3.5
115 Reviews
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Demand Media Co-founder and Interim CEO Shawn Colo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Can work from home, library, coffeeshop, anywhere my laptop can get the internet (in 6 reviews)

  • Demand Media has great perks like Free Lunch Friday, Beer Friday, team culture events and outings like movie night and baseball games (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management couldn't care less about the morale of the employees (in 4 reviews)

  • After trying and failing to acquire authorization in a special topic, I stopped looking for articles (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience as an intern. Did stuff that matters.

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Treated as a full time / assigned great projects / well stocked kitchen .. great food / excellent culture

    Cons

    pay for interns not competitive / internship program is not mature yet but will be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Opportunity for personal growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that presented excellent opportunity for personal growth

    Cons

    Undergoing changes in business mode.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company that respect people and their values

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I have worked as a consultant to the Finance team. I would rate it as one of the best company that i have worked for being an consultant...Manager and coworker respect each other a lot...There is a lot of work that is being done without any kind of micro management...If someone is a sincere and honest person and looking for working on a employer friendly environment, then this is one of the best place to work for in LA.

    Cons

    Rumors are always created that the org is going on a different way with respect to the way it is making business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company and Team's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging - Day-to-day you will be challenged working for or at Demand Media.
    Entrepreneurial Environment - Ability to take hold of a product, project or initiative and see it through to the end.
    Great People - Friendly co-workers who will work by you side every day.
    Culture - The culture team does an amazing job of offering many perks and benefits for its employee's

    Cons

    Some Upper Mgmt - A few challenging relationships to manage internally. Really depends upon the team you work for.
    Stale Product? - Worrysome if eHow/Livestrong/Cracked are what they used to be
    Pressure - A lot of pressure to produce results. I personally thrive in that type of environment, but for some it could be a bit much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unlimited opportunity ahead...patience required....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks, good office location (lake view!), friendly management

    Cons

    Not a thriving startup or a staple like Microsoft or Amazon. It's in between and takes patience, but seems to be going in good direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication so we don't have to simply trust so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to Work For (Amazing Culture), No Sure Direction

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    Former Employee - N/A  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great snacks, 401K matching, amazing team culture events.

    Cons

    No sure direction of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep staff abreast of what's going on as far as the direction of the company and you will keep great employees on board.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn on the job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Demand hires truly great, friendly people. The HR department goes out of its way to keep a fun environment. Managers tend to not micromanage and let employees figure things out on their own.

    There's great freedom and work/life flexibility at Demand.

    Cons

    Lower than market salaries; low stock price tends to make morale go down; could have a more formal process for employee training in new areas.

    Review process each year is long and arduous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be better in order to retain great employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Demand Media part-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Work Culture - everyone was very smart and had great ideas. You work with world class people.

    Cons

    Too much to do - very Demanding. There was a lack of support. The team I was on was small so there was a lot of gossip which was unfortunate. Professionalism was needed.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treats editorial people well, at times undervalues editorial content

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    Former Employee - Director of Editorial  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Editorial in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, super intelligent people, competitive salary with equity bonuses, awesome office location

    Cons

    Commoditizes creative content, sometimes pushes shareholder value at the expense of the product, invests in short term gains over long term stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time shoring up smaller properties to become good businesses, get some creative/content/technical people in leadership roles to balance the finance people, sometimes it's ok to just develop stable small businesses instead of trying to hit home runs with massive profit margins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Working Experience

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun loving people, work culture allows you to contribute and grow in career. Great benefits as well. Innovation is fostered.

    Cons

    I thoroughly enjoyed my tenure at Demand Media. No Cons for me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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