Demand Media Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
113 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

113 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (3)

    Tons of politics, but non managers may have a good time.

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

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Very lax atmosphere. Incredibly flexible hours. Free snacks and drinks. Free catered lunches on Fridays.

    Cons

    An inordinate amount of politics to navigate. Every department treats itself like a fiefdom that must be appeased before anything can get done. Requests for normal information or equipment can take months (or longer) to be responded to, even if it is mission critical. Many departments and staff have a "lob it over the wall " mentality where their goal is just to pass off a problem so they don't have to deal with it with little care about whether it is resolved or not. A huge amount of turnover in some departments (over 50%) in a short period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the roadblocks that prevent people from doing their jobs. Listen to the examples given of red tape and do something about it instead of just telling people to "find a way" as lately that "way" is to move on to another company.


  2. Downhill after the IPO

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

    I worked at Demand Media

    Pros

    Fun and exciting team working for a common goal (IPO).

    Cons

    Post IPO the magic is gone

    Advice to Management

    Get a growth strategy


  3. Great Company and Team's

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

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

    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice people, hard business

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

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

    Pros

    I really like the people here. Genuinely nice folks. Very pleasant to work with. Trying to grow and change. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Saying you want to improve your business is hard when so many people are still playing like (old) business as usual. There were instances where senior execs said they wanted to change but the middle management just wanted to keep pressing forward with the same plan. That was frustrating as I was hired to help make thing better.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No sure direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

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


  8. Demand media

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

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of cross silo work to be done, you can work in all facets of development

    Cons

    technology is driven by sales and product


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to learn on the job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work at

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

    I have been working at Demand Media

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (9)

    Sinking ship. Avoid if you value job security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people work here. The coffee machines are nice. Plenty of space to spread out since the brand new office has so few people in it now.

    Cons

    This place is a sinking ship. All the quality leadership has left in the last year. The site teams haven't made much progress in reversing the enormous drop in site traffic and the current focus on content marketing is over ambitious and lacks real growth opportunities. The stock is in perpetual decline. Santa Monica is loaded with better tech companies to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Sell and cut your losses.



Showing 113 of 152 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.