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We All Loved It, But Then Overnight It Disappeared

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. Helpful (6)

    go big or get a life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Enthusiasm for projects and initiatives * Good place to work hard * Public stock options * Still some fun to be had

    Cons

    There's management bias towards the "old guard", people who have been together since the Myspace and NetZero days. It's hard to break into that pool, and ideas that come from within that circle are much more likely to be respected than ideas from outside that circle. Working long days is expected. You can always hire someone to have a life for you, right?


  2. Helpful (4)

    This is what happens when the fraternity boys graduate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never boring, never dull. Great place for self directors and people that want to do things on their own and make a difference with the way a company makes an impact on the internet.

    Cons

    Dealing with people in management that didn't earn the position because of competency, but instead because they are someones good friend. Senor management is made up of a bunch of younger people that are in the positions they are not because they are good managers but because they know someone with a little money.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good quality professional managers and give them training on how to manage people and an organization. Understand that a company isn't great because of the management layer but of the people under management, however without good management those people will leave.


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