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From the freelancing side.

Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Very consistent with pay schedule-if something goes wrong, they do try to fix it and pay on time. Section editors are very responsive, and they are trying to ensure the articles written make sense and are things people would want to read. They try to bridge the editor-writer divide and listen to both.

Cons

Like all freelancing, inconsistent levels of work; sudden changes that are not always what you thought they would be. Take a wait-and-see approach to any news they have about changes rather than assuming the changes will be wonderful. Planning long-term can be difficult. You'll see people in the forum constantly say you have to have other clients, and this is very true. Freelancing for Demand has become more like freelancing for other outlets in that the days of thousands of articles are gone.

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  1. Web article content writing ups and downs.

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Rochester, NY
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prompt payment, variety of assignments, work as little or as much as you need to.

    Cons

    rules constantly change, not always a lot of articles to write and new editors take awhile to break in

    Advice to Management

    A review of current writers in your database for other assignments, rather than requesting each person interested in new or special assignments to do an application for each position would be helpful. You would get better quality writing for these new or special assignments because these are people who already know Demand Media rules.


  2. Software Engineer Intern, Learned a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Demand Media as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot of interesting and useful stuff. Very good staff and had a mentor who taught me a lot of really valuable information. Free lunch every Friday was icing on the cake.

    Cons

    Work got a bit boring by the end of it. There were days where I did nothing. Some nights I had to stay extra late (7pm).


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