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Helpful (1)

Inconsistent Standards, Unreliable Support

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Writer
Current Employee - Writer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Learned to write to numerous topics. Reliable and frequent pay. Some rate increases. In the early days, the editorial team was supportive and committed to quality content.

Cons

Total lack of transparency with contractors led to extreme disgruntlement. Failed to resolve ongoing editorial issues. Hired writers with only glancing blow writing experience and flooded the system with WAY too many writers. Followed a typical corporate business model of race to the bottom line and not care about quality and ethical practices. Repeatedly circulated disinformation to juggle IPO and other machinations at the expense of the contractors. Failed to moderate forums with anything resembling professionalism. Blue Gaia has had her say now.

Advice to Management

Abandon all hope and the DMS ship if you refuse to opt for quality. You are a disappointment because you blew a chance to really be something of value in New Media.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. Helpful (1)

    Poor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Poor communication from department managers


  2. Who is behind the curtain?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer
    Current Employee - Writer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Twice a week payments are reliable, no billing required. Article topics provided, no queries required. Good money source when titles are available.

    Cons

    Copy editing is random and inconsistent...and does not always follow guidelines. Writers have a scorecard determined by random and inconsistent copy editing. This scorecard affects the number and quality of articles available to the writer. Articles are odd and sparse. There is nothing much to write at Demand Media.

    Advice to Management

    Value writer's more on reader's feedback than copy editors.


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