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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 (2)

    "Influencer and Content Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CONTENT/INFLUENCER MARKETING MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - CONTENT/INFLUENCER MARKETING MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work space, amazing vacation policy, very friendly atmosphere. Good location in Santa Monica.

    Cons

    They lacked long term vision and were swayed too easily by changes in the market.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great brands and great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company makes its people a priority. Team members are expected to work hard but they are rewarded with great office culture. Every person feels like they can make a difference on their brands.

    Cons

    Culture and work expectations aren't necessarily consistent from team to team

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture!

  3. "Technical Support"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Westminster, CO

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

    Pros

    I worked with very smart, fun and hard working people. They have a lot of perks for working there.

    Cons

    Very fast pace work environment.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Sinking Ship!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Enterprise Start-up"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Even though Demand is a public company, the attitude and work is startup oriented. If you can create value and move the product you work on forward, you can go as far as you want here. Demand is no longer a place for people to hide and receive a check.

    I currently work with wonderful people and enjoy my job. This company recognizes talent and leadership, and it rewards hard work. The company cares about its people, their motivations, and especially their careers.

    Cons

    Even though traffic can be brutal, I really like that the office is on the Expo line.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "An entirely different company from when I joined..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Administration & Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Administration & Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked at Demand Media for almost 2 years now, and since Sean became our CEO about 2 years ago, the company has developed into a very very different one. Now, with an entirely new executive team, a strong vision, fun & vibrant culture, and un-matched talent, it is hard to find any cons of working here.

    The idea of being able to help contribute to a public company turn-around is extremely appealing to me and, I imagine, most others who work here. I get to use my creativity and brain in many different ways in order to help our team be successful...(AND work alongside very smart people while doing it!) Each day is a learning and growing opportunity, and I think that is what most people look for in a fulfilling career.

    I would say, if you are not proactive and are unable to adapt to change, don't join the team. If you are willing to dive in, help others, make things happen and better than when you came in-- please join us!

    Cons

    A far commute from my house, but they can't help that :)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your hard work...it's not easy turning around a public company. Keep it up and ...onward!


  7. "Good in your spare time"

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    Former Employee - Content Writer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    It is convenient to be able to work from home, and at your own pace. Payment was prompt also.

    Cons

    The subject matter is very sparse, which makes research extremely difficult at times. Editors also sometimes grade on opinion, rather than error.

  8. Helpful (14)

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

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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 (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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Incredible Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Demand Media full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Demand Media is optimistic, entrepreneurial and growth oriented. We are focused on building the best products, and I feel very fortunate to work on a platform that has a direct and positive impact on the lives of artists (and art enthusiasts).

    Cons

    The Santa Monica location is beautiful, but traffic can be congested. The Metro station opening directly across the street should help with some commutes.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Office environment, wonderful perks for those in engineering land.
    Good mix of small startup mindset with large established money behind it.

    Cons

    Some of the tech is getting long in the tooth, and there is still an fairly high turnover given how I feel about the place - makes me wonder if I am missing something.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going and remember that we are also in it for the cool tech - not just the bottom line and/or perks.


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