MySpace Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
117 Reviews
3.3
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Innovative field of social networking, hundreds of millions of users means your code is used by the world, not just grandma next door (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor vision of future from senior management team (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge scale, great technology on a small team.

    Cons

    Bad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was good while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were some great people and a fun environment to get to work in. Everyone seemed excited about the product and making sure their contributions worked well

    Cons

    The Support management killed morale. They routinely ignored complaints that employees made regarding other members of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Content Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best place to work for in LA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work far on par with google or facebook
    Technology innovator
    Comps are pretty good
    Benifits and discounts and all
    Food

    Cons

    Too much management
    Too late to react to competition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits, work is alright, but product is going down the drains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great compensation
    Work is not bad

    Cons

    Not enough quality employees
    Product is lacking quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize product scope and focus on the parts that are working

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excited to be a part of the comeback!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    New management has taken over and is making a real run at turning this place around.
    Morale is the best since I've been around.
    The new vision for the site is amazing.
    The music catalogue is bigger and better than Spotify and Pandora (and it's free too).
    We get free cooked to order lunch everyday.
    Fresh ideas that are actually put into action, instead of falling on deaf ears.
    Competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Historical turnover and layoffs under NewsCorp have hurt morale in the past.
    Past mis-management and inter-office politics have given those that work here a bad reputation (however, new management has shown differently).
    Previous regime was dead set focused on Futura and now we are all paying for their poor judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've shown a great sense of leadership and direction in the short time you have been here. Please stay the course and never forget that the user experience is the most important aspect to regaining our prominence!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is full of fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    People are young and work without pressure. Working hours is short. We have parties with free alcohols very often. Company has dojo for knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Web traffic keeps going down and users are switched or switching to facebook. Mass layoff happened few times and everyone is sad about that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders do not give direction on where we go especially before and after the layoff. Nobody knows if it is safe to stay.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Developer INtern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Nice place to work.
    Nice challenging tasks.
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Uninteresting Tools.
    Not many cons.
    Small network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I am satisfied with the management.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but you can feel that its declining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Work is actually very challenging. Managers are good and coworkers are reasonably competent

    Cons

    Company is on the way down and you can feel the desperation in the executives. Work is piled up in a desperate move to stop the decline. The worst part is none of the work you do will ever be appreciated by the outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better Product managers that have real web industry experience instead of former baristas, wannabe musicians and journalists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    The environment is very laidback. The people in general are very nice and as an Intern I was allowed to sit in a lot of meetings. Interns also have an opportunity for real work experience rather than making copies, answering phones etc. There is a cafe now on the third floor which makes getting lunch convenient. The patio on the 3rd floor has an amazing view of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    Interns are unpaid and there are cliques in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more innovative.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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