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Thrilling in the early years but the magic is gone

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

ProsGreat 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

Consproduct 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 Senior ManagementClear strategic direction and committing to what you state publicly and privately

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was a formative experience for me

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

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: High project variety Diverse business with new things to learn all… Cons: The IPO went flat, along with the rest of 2011 Advice to Senior Management: Acquire. You are good at it. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Notorious and despised for many reasons

    Editor (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at Demand Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Office near beach, 3rd Street Promenade, free snacks, laid back… Cons: Laid back to the point where people on the content team such as editors and content managers are instant messaging for half the day with… Advice to Senior Management: Hire content managers with professional journalism experience, people who have actually studied journalism at reputable universities or publications, or else your reputation is only going… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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