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Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fully stocked fridge, drinks, free lunch Fridays, flexible schedules, overall friendly atmosphere.

Cons

The upper management couldn't care less about the morale of the employees. If you're part of a recent acquisition, get ready for the company to get bored of you within twelve months, and then shut you down without warning.

The simple fact is the executive staff drinks their own kool-aid, and won't listen to feedback from the people on the ground. Get ready for the quarterly company "all-hands" meetings where they'll unveil the most recent pivot - It happens every quarter without fail. The ever changing priorities within the company makes it increasingly difficult to close new business, and maintain existing business. You, and your clients simply won't be able to keep up.

Career development is a moot-point here. After several meetings with VPs, and EVPs about career development, you'll become frustrated at the lack of anyone willing to give you a road map on how to get a raise, get promoted, get better accounts, etc.

The company promotes a lot of internal events that claim to promote "team building" such as days in the park playing games with your co-workers, Hackathons, National Sales Conferences, but, all it really does is disrupt your week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop changing and pivoting every quarter and give the initiatives and acquisitions a chance to blossom. When you acquire a company, don't go changing the business model - you bought the company because you liked the way they operate. Let them operate.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but management lacks vision

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

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, beer Fridays, updated tech, beer fridays

    Cons

    No room for career expansion, not innovative, little collaboration across teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage competition between teams and create something new.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    --fully stocked kitchen
    --nice people
    --good work life balance
    --up to date techs

    Cons

    --Not good for career development
    --Stick to where they are ; No initiative to grow; No innovation
    --upper management politics
    If you are new to IT industry and care career development, don't choose this place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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