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Demand Media Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • And the company was committed to their people as human beings with generous perks and work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home; Innovative - all electronic communication from hiring--to work assignments--to team interaction--paid via Paypal (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There was another person that started on MONDAY and were let go Tuesday (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay, too many guidelines needed for what the work entails, too much research and rewrites required for what is very scant pay (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    Lot of energy and fun

    Cons

    constant shifting of priorities


  2. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, IPO, creative sales development team

    Cons

    inexperienced management, rotating suite of executives

    Advice to Management

    clearly define your product set and media opportunities

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The company doesn't do good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Demand Media Review 3 months in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People and teams are amazing. You will not find a better group of people to work with which is a joy to come into work every day. Office building is great and lots of snacks. Free Friday Lunches! Work with a ton of smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Company has been going through some transitions and reorgs which can be concerning but all changes have been for the good of the company.

    Demand Media Response

    Oct 14, 2016 – People Team

    Thank you for your review and for joining Demand Media. We did reorganize some teams and as you mention, these changes are made to continue moving the company forward. And also as you mentioned... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not good to grow your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great group of fun, smart people
    - free snacks, thirsty thursday, free friday lunches
    - cool culture activities (which i need to advantage of)

    Cons

    - overworked
    - management doesn't listen to employee
    - was there for almost 2 years and never got a raise/promotion
    - was never really recognized for the work i did
    - HR was not present. that team itself went thorough a lot of change. old HR/recruiting team was the best, and most helpful.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your team and promote the right people!!!! you guys are all promoting the wrong people. this is why people are leaving.

    Demand Media Response

    Nov 4, 2016 – People Team

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Reading your "Cons", they focus on areas that Demand is investing in changing. Management training and tools have been reviewed/updated since our new management... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "sales marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of attention to culture

    Cons

    lots of stops and starts of initiatives


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is undergoing an interesting transition, which provides a unique learning opportunity across the business divisions. The team is incredibly flexible and the environment is unique. It's a refreshing change coming from a traditional corporate background.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything that I would attribute as a "con".

  8. "Great culture, easy transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Demand Media made it really easy to transition into its company culture. Friendly faces and and open work space along with several furry friends make the days go by quickly. As cliché as it sounds, this place epitomizes the work hard, play hard mentality.

    Cons

    No "Summer Fridays" - I would love if they could make this happen for at least some of the departments.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Working at Demand Media in 2016 [Tech side]"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good, industry standard and they're trying a lot to keep the employees happy in every way.

    Cons

    The company itself is not doing too well, the decisions which led to the fall of the company 3-4 years back are still being carried out. In addition, on the technology side, there are no new additions and the work is still being carried out with a old stack.

    Demand Media Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do strive to keep our positive culture and increase employee happiness. I would say our benefits are above standard and continue to improve. Demand... More


  10. "Freelance Writer"

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    Former Employee - Freelance Subject Writer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Freelance Subject Writer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    DM paid regularly and on time. The editorial process seemed fair, considered the company's "content mill" reputation.

    Cons

    Opportunities for new articles seem to have dried up. Last time I checked, I found that it was no longer possible to make any workable amount of money from DM.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay your writers more to incentivize them to take on less-than-ideal writing assignments, or find a new source of optimum writing opportunities.


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