Demand Media

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A lot of pressure because there is a lot to do.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at Demand Media

Pros

Some very talented developers to work with.
Very interesting software development work.
Overall highly motivated people who are generally easy to work with.

Cons

HIgh Pressure with a lot of Accountability.
Management is under a lot of pressure and pass that on to developers.
Direction of goals change rapidly to meet the needs of the business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give software developers more lead in the direction of the products.
Finer tune the balance between marketing and the realistics of releasing product
Reduce the pressure on developers by hiring more and training new ones.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Lucrative, but long hours and not-so-interesting

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

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Pros

    Good pay and profit-sharing with stock options
    People very friendly and fun
    Exposure to high-traffic websites development
    Company-paid lunch every Friday

    Cons

    Code quality deteriorates due to aggressive deadlines
    Poor work/life balance (people call you outside of working hours for work)
    Work is not that interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide engineering more time to deliver features. Aggressive schedules eventually will burn out engineers. Celebrate successes.

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    Fast-growing and fast-paced; plenty of opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Pros

    Demand has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years which, if not managed appropriately can lead to disaster; however, Demand has been able to hold on to it's core entrepreural values without discounting that it must adapt to bigger business process. It was bumpy at first, but there is a clear and inspiring direction that senior leadership stands behind. There is amazing talent in all locations that challenge the standard quo and push innovation to its limit. It is incredible to be part of something that will undoubtably transform the Internet and new media.

    Cons

    Because we are a part of something so big, we do a lot with a little. If you are willing to put in the time, you will for sure reap the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving us details about the company that make us proud to work here! We are inspired by the work that others are doing that keep pushing us forward!

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