Demand Media

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Demand Media Reviews in Austin, TX

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Pros
  • Can work from home, library, coffeeshop, anywhere my laptop can get the internet (in 8 reviews)

  • Free lunch every Friday was icing on the cake (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Demand funnels each submitted article to an anonymous pool of copy editors (CEs) assigned to each special topic section (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is constantly changing its position and lacks vision (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful HR and Company Culture

    Cons

    Limited ability to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great, smart people who are always willing to help
    Ability to try new things and take chances
    Flexible work schedules
    Perks like free lunch Fridays, movie days, stocked kitchen, other intangibles that lead to a great quality of life

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized
    Could have better unification across groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's find ways to work together across product groups to make our company even stronger!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good vision, but lacking unified execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and day-to-day perks

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork across business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unify your business units and show the value of everything Demand Media has to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This was a formative experience for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    High project variety
    Diverse business with new things to learn all the time

    Cons

    The IPO went flat, along with the rest of 2011

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acquire. You are good at it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Start up feel with funding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    While we work for demand, each business unit operates separately like a start up except you aren't expected to work crazy hours. Pay is great. People are awesome. They like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Mostly just the bs people right online about demand. Otherwise its great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company. Solid team. Smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Pros

    Great culture and great people to work with. Interesting business and challenging work. They have a good product and room for growth and development.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Bonuses are not as much as other companies but are fair. Other than that there really isn't much to complain about. It is a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart People. Listen to your smart people and do a 401k match -your people demand it! Stay open about all issues and successes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of pressure because there is a lot to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Pros

    Some very talented developers to work with.
    Very interesting software development work.
    Overall highly motivated people who are generally easy to work with.

    Cons

    HIgh Pressure with a lot of Accountability.
    Management is under a lot of pressure and pass that on to developers.
    Direction of goals change rapidly to meet the needs of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give software developers more lead in the direction of the products.
    Finer tune the balance between marketing and the realistics of releasing product
    Reduce the pressure on developers by hiring more and training new ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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