Demand Media

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Demand Media Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 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.  

    Production Assistant (freelance)

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant (freelance)  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant (freelance) in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Great corporate culture
    Great Pay
    Great experience
    Fun content to work on
    Great location

    Cons

    Took on multiple roles with little guidance
    Worked as a freelancer, but would have liked my position to have been more full time
    Was expected to do work outside of my workday hours and was not compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some roles full time versus freelance, develop great employees who you can retain and who can contribute to your company over a long her period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work at

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with and more potential for growth than other companies. We have beer fridays and free lunch on Fridays and a fully stocked kitchen. Management is great and willing to help teach and encourage growth. I think that Demand Media has a great culture and that the people makes the environment a great place to work at.

    Cons

    The outlook of the company is pretty stagnant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Entry level online editing - all electronic

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    Former Employee - Online Titling  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Online Titling in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Best place to be for an electronic 1099 position for word gurus. Flexible work from home; Innovative - all electronic communication from hiring--to work assignments--to team interaction--paid via Paypal. Great team members. Opportunity to grow. Excellent colleagues who work hard and appreciate the importance of punctuation, grammar and writing integrity.

    Cons

    Demand's HR process does not fit with corporate HR verification process. Since compensation was based on production - if work volume was low, weekly income was affected.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great experience!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    + Wonderful people
    + Great learning experience
    + Good workflow system
    + A lot of snacks and a loaded fridge

    I learned more during my internship at Demand than my current 2 years in university. My mentor was very patient, friendly, and informative, and my coworkers made it a pleasure to come into work everyday. If my schedule permitted, I would have resumed my internship.

    Cons

    - Sometimes I didn't have a clear goal or task

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate your employees with a clear goal or vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great management team, good culture...

    Cons

    The business is a bit shaky but improving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I look forward to going to work every day

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Great location, awesome coworkers who know how to have fun but can buckle down and get the job done when necessary.

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities and focus can make it difficult to really assess what's important.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work with Great Benefits!

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    Current Employee - Visual Designer  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, vision, dental) are great. Stock options available, at least 2 weeks paid vacation, very laid back atmosphere. New building and great team. Free lunch on Friday. Cereal bar with stocked frig. Many team culture events.

    Cons

    pay salary is on the lower end. Like any company there are some politics you want to avoid. Not much of any other cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is lack appreciation of design.

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

    One great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for. So much enthusiasm and so many very smart people to work with and to become friends with.

    Cons

    There are times when we work very long hours - but that is with any job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to add more women to the executive management team. The company is currently a bit "man"-aged.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed and very chilled people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    - free friday lunches
    - wine downs every last friday of the month
    - work hard, play harder
    - awesome benefits
    - a lot of team culture events from hollywood bowl to six flags
    - recognition of hard work
    - company still expanding so opportunities are there if you want to take it.

    Cons

    - they took away the awesome offsite they promised the first year i was here. false advertisement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i love my bosses. they work hard and willing to teach. very laid back and when i'm stressed they offer scotch or patrone to help calm me down. always get the problems solved with no finger pointing or blame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Job for Independent Contractors

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    Former Employee - Title Editor
    Former Employee - Title Editor

    Pros

    Work was abundant for first year and a half that I worked there.

    Cons

    Work slowed down to almost nothing and then they closed many departments, including mine in order to move in a new direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give contractors more notice before you end work with them.

    Approves of CEO

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