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Great place to write, not so great for a career.

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Former Employee - Freelance Writer
Former Employee - Freelance Writer

I worked at Demand Media

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible work hours, decent pay, work from home, pays twice a week!

Cons

Slow editing of articles, editors often do not pay attention to article guidelines.

Advice to Management

Listen to your writers more.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not very good if you want to be on a professional track

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Write what you want, when you want
    -Get paid often
    -If you get lucky you'll get a good editor

    Cons

    -The topics to choose from are generally miscategorized and aren't explained.
    -Though they advertise their pay as $18-$25 per hour, I've yet to see an assignment that pays more than $15 per assignment. So you can make $25 per hour if you submit flawless copy that's compiled within 1 hour for a couple of articles but the chances of that happening aren't good, especially if you want to have some facts or substantial references.
    -The editors aren't necessarily knowledgeable. You always get a different one, whose name you don't even know and I've had articles incorrectly corrected. Worst part is that your name is attached to the junk produced.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very flexible work environment, but company does not value employees and their work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer

    I worked at Demand Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Paid twice weekly
    Large selection of topic for articles
    Qualify for Demand Deals

    Cons

    Management does not communicate directly
    Always get a different editor on articles
    Turnaround time is not great
    No extra compensation

    Advice to Management

    Suck it up and call your employees when you lay them off instead of emailing them. If my work wasn't up to your standards, then why did you publish them!


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