Demand Media

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"Demanding" Media

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Former Employee - Contributing Author
Former Employee - Contributing Author

I worked at Demand Media part-time (less than a year)

Pros

You get to work remotely, on your own schedule, and when I started contributing authors had a lot of control over which writing assignments they wanted to work on. It was a good way for me to get a few articles published while being in school and build a bit of a portfolio.

Cons

The whole business model changed and although they never "fired" anyone, writers like me with no credentials in other fields like finance or whatever pretty much got pushed out. The company was very dodgy when writers questioned this on the forums, and made it seem as if everyone would "find a place" in the new specialty system. Guess what--it didn't work that way. I would have preferred a clear email that said "Your services are no longer needed" than being strung along and told to apply for various positions and specializations that I was always turned down for.

The new system is actually much better at avoiding duplication of articles and providing better content; I don't have a problem with the product they are putting out there, just the way I and many other writers were treated during and after the transition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest with your writers. If you're going from generating 300+ titles a day to 30, obviously there won't be enough work to go around any more. Keep people informed and don't dodge questions on the writer forums.

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  1.  

    Good vision, but lacking unified execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and day-to-day perks

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork across business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unify your business units and show the value of everything Demand Media has to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad place

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

    I worked at Demand Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location, free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    Managements/HR's open door policy is a smokescreen. There is very little room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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