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"Nice people, hard business"

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Former Employee - Director of Editorial in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Director of Editorial in Santa Monica, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I really like the people here. Genuinely nice folks. Very pleasant to work with. Trying to grow and change. Open to new ideas.

Cons

Saying you want to improve your business is hard when so many people are still playing like (old) business as usual. There were instances where senior execs said they wanted to change but the middle management just wanted to keep pressing forward with the same plan. That was frustrating as I was hired to help make thing better.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. "Great Company to Work For (Amazing Culture), No Sure Direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Demand Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great snacks, 401K matching, amazing team culture events.

    Cons

    No sure direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff abreast of what's going on as far as the direction of the company and you will keep great employees on board.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rude CE's, but decent freelance pay."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High rate of pay in comparison to some other companies
    Several topics to apply to
    Flexible hours
    No ghostwriting - your name is tied to your work appearing in some notable publications

    Cons

    Copy editors are rude and self-serving
    Management is frequently incompetent and/or oblivious to issues
    Rewrites significantly decrease your dollar per hour potential

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a checks and balance system implemented for CE's. Good writers leave, because CE's get on power trips, and there is no one to bring them back to earth.


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