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Excellent Communication

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

I have been working at Demand Media

Pros

Communication between departments within media engineering is excellent.

Management and Senior Management are very skilled and respectable. Their ideas are creative and notable.

The company culture is very friendly and open, you can be honest with managers and senior managers, and they will be honest with you.

The compensation is good. The benefits are above average.

Cons

Bad press because of underpaid editors and authors creating bad content.

Lack of engineering background by senior management and product management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The culture in the Santa Monica offices is awesome, keep it up.

Recommends
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    We All Loved It, But Then Overnight It Disappeared

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    Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Demand Media

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for remotely. It paid better than any work at home job for the type of work. It offered the opportunity to work in a field that is not offered by any other company. It was a stress-free place to work. They kept it simple and devoid of unnecessary or antiquated systems. The Forums were a place to learn new knowledge and make some great friendships. It paid twice weekly, unheard of.

    Cons

    It dissolved all of the jobs for thousands of remote workers that had worked for the company for years. The management gave no forewarning, notice or indication and ended contracts with everyone in the blink of an eye. The jobs were taken away under the pretense of it being the employee's performance, when in reality the company essentially ended their work at home departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the future and develop your projects in accordance with long-term growth. Popping on the scene and dropping off the scene is not the best business model. Practice good employee communication. It's essential to communicate clearly and honestly with the people who make it all possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Demand Media

    Pros

    * Bellevue office has some really smart, innovative and friendly people
    * Snacks and fun things to do provided by Facilities, HR and employee run committee
    * Very casual environment; NERF rules!
    * Good location
    * Technology provided is good quality

    Cons

    * no possibility of promotion in most departments
    * internal communication between departments and between management and employees is not sufficient
    * Employees in general don't seem very happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that this company is made up of people who are incredibly smart and most of them are just waiting for someone they can follow. Your employees need feedback that can be acted on and defined goals to work on. Saying "Make it so" works for Picard, but not for you.

    Disapproves of CEO
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