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"Excellent Communication"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
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Approves of CEO

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. Helpful (1)

    "We All Loved It, But Then Overnight It Disappeared"

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    Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Title Quality Assurance in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for remotely. It paid better than any work at home job for the type of work. It offered the opportunity to work in a field that is not offered by any other company. It was a stress-free place to work. They kept it simple and devoid of unnecessary or antiquated systems. The Forums were a place to learn new knowledge and make some great friendships. It paid twice weekly, unheard of.

    Cons

    It dissolved all of the jobs for thousands of remote workers that had worked for the company for years. The management gave no forewarning, notice or indication and ended contracts with everyone in the blink of an eye. The jobs were taken away under the pretense of it being the employee's performance, when in reality the company essentially ended their work at home departments.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the future and develop your projects in accordance with long-term growth. Popping on the scene and dropping off the scene is not the best business model. Practice good employee communication. It's essential to communicate clearly and honestly with the people who make it all possible.


  2. "Good while it lasted..."

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    Current Employee - Writer/Title Selector
    Current Employee - Writer/Title Selector
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Demand Media seemed too good to be true when I started in January 2010. I made almost $30.00 an hour writing research-based how-to articles. There was a large pool to choose from and work was accepted when written according to voice guidelines and quality of research.

    Cons

    Work began diminishing and is now almost completely gone without much explanation from the company. No benefits unless you live in certain states, etc. I still have title selecting work occasionally, but writing is pretty much non-existent now unless you know how to build a space ship in 500 words or less.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency....don't leave us hanging. We were led on to believe things would improve when we could have been looking for other work since the beginning.

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