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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. Helpful (5)

    "Great culture"

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

    It's a great place to work due to the somewhat diverse and relaxed culture. The Santa Monica office is sandwiched between the 3rd Street Promenade and the beach.

    Cons

    Meetings can be unproductive. The growth of the company has changed its culture from what it was a year or more ago in a negative way.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping a relaxed culture yet being successful is very attractractive to talented people. If the company loses that then trouble awaits you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The next big thing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Bellevue, WA
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    Pros

    Young and nimble company. Willing to try things out and if they don't work not afraid to drop non productive initiatives. Very data driven, management makes decisions based more on data then on feelings. The general employee population is a higher caliber person highly skilled in the area they are responsible. Feels like a small company but has the infrastructure and support systems of a larger company.

    Cons

    There is a little left over baggage from some acquisitions that need to be better integrated into the whole company. Some teams don't like to at least look at ways process could improve the business so there is a limit to how much a good process can be repeated.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to bring in simple repeatable processes.

  3. "Excellent Communication"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
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    Pros

    Communication between departments within media engineering is excellent.

    Management and Senior Management are very skilled and respectable. Their ideas are creative and notable.

    The company culture is very friendly and open, you can be honest with managers and senior managers, and they will be honest with you.

    The compensation is good. The benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Bad press because of underpaid editors and authors creating bad content.

    Lack of engineering background by senior management and product management.

    Advice to Management

    The culture in the Santa Monica offices is awesome, keep it up.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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    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!


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "One great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for. So much enthusiasm and so many very smart people to work with and to become friends with.

    Cons

    There are times when we work very long hours - but that is with any job.

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to add more women to the executive management team. The company is currently a bit "man"-aged.


  7. 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
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    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.

  8. 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
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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    Great management team, good culture...

    Cons

    The business is a bit shaky but improving


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and more potential for growth than other companies. We have beer fridays and free lunch on Fridays and a fully stocked kitchen. Management is great and willing to help teach and encourage growth. I think that Demand Media has a great culture and that the people makes the environment a great place to work at.

    Cons

    The outlook of the company is pretty stagnant.


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