Demand Media

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Demand Media Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.2 110 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Demand Media Co-founder and Interim CEO Shawn Colo

Shawn Colo

(9 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Company that respect people and their values

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company and Team's

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsChallenging - 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

    ConsSome 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Kirkland, WA

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementMore communication so we don't have to simply trust so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work For (Amazing Culture), No Sure Direction

    N/A (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

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

    ConsNo sure direction of the company.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn on the job.

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsDemand 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.

    ConsLower 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 Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be better in order to retain great employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsToo 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.

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    Treats editorial people well, at times undervalues editorial content

    Director of Editorial (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Working Experience

    Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) Kirkland, WA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great learning experience.

    Sales Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsRoom for growth and creative environment

    ConsI don't have any cons about the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Small Company Great work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall Company Great work culture. Respect people as human being..Enjoying working here.

    ConsLot of -ve news is in the media recently...But this is nothing do with employee environment.Good and competitive pay and benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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