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Demand Media Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Demand Media made it really easy to transition into its company culture" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Nice and fun people worked in the company, great team spirits" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "including myself, which is why I no longer work there" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Limitations of the business model handicapped some of the things we wanted and needed to do to grow the business" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "Fantastic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Demand Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not sure how things are in the rebranded Leaf Group, but Demand Media was the best company culture I've experienced.

    Cons

    Limitations of the business model handicapped some of the things we wanted and needed to do to grow the business.

  3. "Decent company could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    Nice and fun people worked in the company, great team spirits.

    Cons

    No clear direction for the whole company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Demand Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When they had assignments, you could make some decent money.

    Cons

    The content mill plan no longer works because Google changed its algorithms. The management is terrible, and there is little or no communication except on the occasion that someone working in the main office has to justify their own job, then they send you a negative review of your work, which they've been monitoring for the last five minutes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you freelancers like they're actually part of the team, not just part of an orc pack sent against Gondor.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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".