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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. Helpful (4)

    "Not good to grow your career"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Sinking Ship!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Located in Santa Monica
    -Free Snacks
    -Vacation Policy

    Cons

    -Selling off sub-companies like hot potatoes, ZERO JOB STABILITY
    -No clear path for the future, no long term growth
    -HR team is nearly incompetent, offer very little help

    Advice to Management

    Don't misguide your current employees. Have a clear path and vision for the future.


  3. Helpful (14)

    "Less than one month at Demand and laid off."

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, dog-friendly, free lunch on Fridays, unlimited time off (never got to use this). The people I worked with were wonderful.

    Cons

    The pay was okay at best. When it comes down to it, you're just a number. No amount of free food will matter when it's time to let you go. I moved my life to LA for this job, which I truly believed to be a big next step in my career, and in less than a month, we were told that the company was shutting down its efforts and that our jobs were "affected." Think that's bad? There was another person that started on MONDAY and were let go Tuesday. They had this person start in full knowledge that they were letting us go—and they, like myself, left another job to come here for a new future.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like actual people, not numbers. Not "business decisions." If you claim to be all about culture, walk the walk. I would NEVER recommend Demand to anyone.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Full Kitchen, Friday Lunch, Yoga room, relaxed environment, no stress, friendly managers

    Cons

    No hope, no future, waste of time, racist people, no courage, poor management skills, unskilled employees

    Advice to Management

    Come out and see your employees at least once a year!!!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "top heavy, toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    freedom and flexibility to come up with new ideas, good for a very junior person looking for work experience

    Cons

    unclear company strategy, toxic culture, too top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Articulate the overall strategy. Create culture where there is on-going communication throughout the company about strategy and direction. Streamline senior management and give more power and support to managers.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "A great company before the transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, dog friendly, and an abundance of snacks.

    Cons

    Non-qualified employees in management positions that don't have a clue of what they are doing. Some if not most of the HR department is incompetent and useless, unless you are a "friend" of the department. No clear direction of where the company is heading. Stock price has remained the same under the new CEO, no real improvement.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, and don't make the favoritism so obvious.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Turn and run"

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

    I worked at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    Free meals and snacks. Fellow employees are nice.

    Cons

    Sinking ship. Hires and fires new employees within months. Senior management is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people and then lay them off a few months later.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Was a great company and now it posts fake Glassdoor reviews to save face"

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

    Pros

    It had a great culture . Smart people , great benefits and a very positive work environment.
    Catered lunches and well stocked fridge.

    Cons

    horrible management. Toxic and all the smart people are leaving the company. You cannot take away benefits. Its the first company I worked for which revoked a benefit.

    Advice to Management

    There is not point. They will not listen. Atleast stop posting fake Glassdoor reviews.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Dying"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and friendly co-workers
    Takes care of employees
    Good benefits
    Location is great
    Food trucks and catered lunches

    Cons

    All the smart ones already left the company
    It's dying and it's not fun to work there anymore.
    The company is in maintainance mode .
    No new innovation.

    Advice to Management

    No point. They don't listen anyway


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Social Media in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -- Outstanding Facilites
    -- Wonderful (and Talented) People
    -- Noteworthy Perks -- Catered lunches, fully-stocked common areas, plush accommodations, etc.
    -- Tech-Savvy -- Dial in, live streaming, plenty of conference rooms...it's a well-oiled machine

    Demand Media does excel in terms of their location, and facilities. The recently renovated building is gorgeous, inside and out and feels very humble and welcoming. Hands down, the best part about working with Demand is the people and the passionate culture (so long as the company itself is doing well, which it isn't.)

    Cons

    -- Losing massive amounts of money
    -- Financial Hardships
    -- Constant Restructuring and Reorganization
    -- Layoffs are constant
    -- Owned and Operated Proprieties are failing to turn a profit
    -- eHow is dead in the water

    Stocks and shares are down, and the company is desperately trying to do constant damage control. Long-time executives have been terminated, or asked to leave. Restructuring of properties is a futile and near worthless attempt...it's more like resuscitation at this point, and everything is flat-lining. The CEO's vision doesn't match the business model, either. Layoffs are constant, with 25-30 a month for the past couple of months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication as open and honest as possible. Don't let employees suffer a layoff unknowingly.


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