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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. "My experience has been positive"

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    Current Contractor - Film Maker in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Film Maker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm usually paid within a week of submitting my pieces. DM contacts are friendly, helpful and professional. Ive always been more of a producer but I've become a better shooter since working as a filmmaker w/ Demand. Their feedback is usually solid.

    Cons

    Requirement information is not always consistent, Sometimes 2 people in authority can tell me opposite info in a 5 minute span. The pay is pretty low. And the network is not as dependable as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    From my end its flowing rather well. Talent Producers dont seem to have any casting-talent- or producing experience so it makes it hard for filmmakers sometimes. Pay incentives for pieces that require no edits would be nice - Since the pay is low it would show appreciation for professionals who do it right the first time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but management lacks vision"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, beer Fridays, updated tech, beer fridays

    Cons

    No room for career expansion, not innovative, little collaboration across teams

    Advice to Management

    Encourage competition between teams and create something new.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "disappointed"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    --fully stocked kitchen
    --nice people
    --good work life balance
    --up to date techs

    Cons

    --Not good for career development
    --Stick to where they are ; No initiative to grow; No innovation
    --upper management politics
    If you are new to IT industry and care career development, don't choose this place to work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I look forward to going to work every day"

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

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

    Pros

    Great location, awesome coworkers who know how to have fun but can buckle down and get the job done when necessary.

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities and focus can make it difficult to really assess what's important.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work with Great Benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, vision, dental) are great. Stock options available, at least 2 weeks paid vacation, very laid back atmosphere. New building and great team. Free lunch on Friday. Cereal bar with stocked frig. Many team culture events.

    Cons

    pay salary is on the lower end. Like any company there are some politics you want to avoid. Not much of any other cons.

    Advice to Management

    There is lack appreciation of design.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Relaxed and very chilled people to work with."

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

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

    Pros

    - free friday lunches
    - wine downs every last friday of the month
    - work hard, play harder
    - awesome benefits
    - a lot of team culture events from hollywood bowl to six flags
    - recognition of hard work
    - company still expanding so opportunities are there if you want to take it.

    Cons

    - they took away the awesome offsite they promised the first year i was here. false advertisement.

    Advice to Management

    i love my bosses. they work hard and willing to teach. very laid back and when i'm stressed they offer scotch or patrone to help calm me down. always get the problems solved with no finger pointing or blame.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful HR and Company Culture

    Cons

    Limited ability to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better advancement opportunities.

  8. "The environment is friendly. You can tell it's still trying to build a foundation for its online properties."

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    Former Intern - Editorial New Media Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Editorial New Media Intern in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Working alongside hardworking people who wanna make something out of the company.

    Cons

    Could do better in building their platform as an online media company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people who are always willing to help
    Ability to try new things and take chances
    Flexible work schedules
    Perks like free lunch Fridays, movie days, stocked kitchen, other intangibles that lead to a great quality of life

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized
    Could have better unification across groups

    Advice to Management

    Let's find ways to work together across product groups to make our company even stronger!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely Low Pay"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Content Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Digital Content Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time flexibility. Ability to claim yourself as a "published writer".

    Cons

    To research and properly write an article that will make it past the assigned editor, it will take several hours. Most of my articles (decent pace - I'm not slow), averaged me about $1-$2 per hour at best. Most "good" topics get taken once posted, so you waste time watching for opportunities. I tried an article that was supposed to make royalties if "sold" to other sites. I have actually seen it on several websites ...but so far I've been paid about $0.49 TOTAL and that was THREE years ago. It's basically digital content slave labor.

    Advice to Management

    I'm embarrassed to put Demand on my resume. People have literally laughed.