Demand Media Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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Demand Media Chief Executive Officer Sean Moriarty
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Pros
  • Flexible work hours, decent pay, work from home, pays twice a week (in 8 reviews)

  • We have beer fridays and free lunch on Fridays and a fully stocked kitchen (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Copy editors are rude and self-serving (in 5 reviews)

  • Many editors don't understand the subject matter as well as the writers; low pay; rude feedback (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful HR and Company Culture

    Cons

    Limited ability to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better advancement opportunities.


  2. Helpful (4)

    No focus, no leadership

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

    I worked at Demand Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, lots of opportunity if you play the game.

    Cons

    All the wrong people are in charge. People get promoted if they just work a lot, not if they work smart.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company to Grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Good vision, but lacking unified execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and day-to-day perks

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork across business units.

    Advice to Management

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


  6. This was a formative experience for me

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Acquire. You are good at it.


  7. Start up feel with funding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Great company. Solid team. Smart people

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

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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