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Thrilling in the early years but the magic is gone

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great location; very smart people from the original crew; not a lot of tech co's in Santa Monica to choose from; still potential for big things

Cons

product and direction of the company are in flux and concern that the best years of the company are behind them; constant attrition of top talent

Advice to Management

Clear strategic direction and committing to what you state publicly and privately

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  1. This was a formative experience for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High project variety
    Diverse business with new things to learn all the time

    Cons

    The IPO went flat, along with the rest of 2011

    Advice to Management

    Acquire. You are good at it.

  2. Okay for beginning writers

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    Former Contractor - Writer in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Contractor - Writer in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay in a timely, reliable manner. Unlike other content providers, they don't expect writers to earn a certain amount before providing a paycheck. If you're just beginning a career as a content writer, this is a decent place to start.

    Cons

    They have very high standards for low pay. I'm talking about for the general pool of writers. There is a high income bracket for more experienced writers. The amount of available work is ebb and flow. There are times when the queue of available titles is very low or nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your writers what they're worth. Keep the flow of available titles consistent.

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