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Good place to grow career

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)

Pros

Lots of hands-on experience. If you work hard and are smart you will be given a lot of responsibility and trust. They give people opportunity to move around when/if you want. Frequently hire interns for full time positions after graduation. Fun place to work, young and innovative environment. Overall the people within the company are smart, talented, hardworking and fun to work with. Some teams, however, are definitely better than others.

Cons

Management needs training, they do a poor job of fostering talent. No mentorship whatsoever. Very young and at times immature workplace. Lots of drinking/partying, so if you have problems with that, this might not be the place for you. Salary range wavers person-by-person and compensation is rarely fair. If you want to grow you have to be aggressive and proactive about it. They will, however, pay for classes and conferences.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mentorship program. Management training.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Demand Media

  1.  

    Good place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great location and people, fun place to work. You have plenty of opportunities to explore different career paths. It's a growing company that has battled through a lot of bad press and is coming out on top. Good mix of new employees and "veterans."

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, but benefits are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thrilling in the early years but the magic is gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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