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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.

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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
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    This is what happens when the fraternity boys graduate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Demand Media

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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