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118 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)


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.  

    Web Design

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Failed name brand that never provided a centile of direction.

    Cons

    Horrible direction from Senior Staff, and that includes Tom...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up the ghost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not pleasant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Did nit find any. Benefits were ok but not great. Year end party at Fox lot was nice.

    Cons

    Chaotic environment. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to hard working smart employees

  3.  

    Stay away from this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Office location in Beverly Hills, that's it.

    Cons

    Their HR is not Myspace but Specific Media (parent company), which is embarrassingly unprofessional. They don't know the difference between job roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    only if you are desperate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a check, free food

    Cons

    no vision, cost cutting at every corner. Management does not care about employees, and only watch out for themselves. Will publicly embarrass teams in front of the entire company. No budget to be competitive. Unless you are desperate for a paycheck avoid at all costs this is a sinking ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place was like being in Junior High school

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Conversation starter when applying for other jobs
    See the backend and risks of social networking

    Cons

    Management
    cliques
    unprofessional co-workers and supervisors
    politics in terms of promotions and well...everything
    no communication unless in a clique
    hardly hired their temps even though they say they are temp-to-hire
    International department is favored
    Computers are joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up you are not in high school

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has very good people working there, but most are not management.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Really great peers.
    Flexible hours.
    Used to have free lunches.

    Cons

    Once one's role is decided, it is very hard to take on new responsibilities or projects.
    0% of promotions are from within.
    No direction to company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a social networking site, there should be a company culture that promotes social interaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Casual Environment
    Flexible Work Hours
    Excellent Benefits Package
    Competitive Salary
    Promote from Within

    Cons

    Utter and complete lack of accountability across all levels
    Tendency to promote or reassign worst performers rather than address issues
    Little oversight of mid-level management
    Extreme silo effect, little or no cross-team communication
    Pervasive immaturity in communications, conduct at every level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying some attention to operations and the infrastructure side of the house. You have a number of managers whose only interest is self-promotion and empire building at the expense of good business decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    MySpace - It's the turds that float here; not the cream.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Very casual workplace and really great camaraderie. The women in the Fox building overall are stunning.

    Cons

    Utterly clueless management. Seriously. I doubt these folks could find their way out of a paperbag with a map, flashlight and a gps navigator. Any sort of hard work is essentially frowned upon. It's far more important that everyone feel no one is offended. For the most part this place is the blind leading the blind and dumb and dumber. You couldn't get fired from this place if you sent Tom fecal matter. Major shifts are made apparently without the slightest thought of the ramifications. Upper management is wholly isolated from those of us in the trenches. Information on available products is often out of date, incomplete or just plain wrong. Products will be discontinued and not communicated out to the selling team. Promotions is based solely on how much keister you kiss, ego you stroke or how great your breasts look. Pure cronyism. Some of the hardest workers I've known there get lambasted for their efforts or looked over for a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a class, get a clue or be prepared to become the next Friendster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    MySpace might not be YourPlace to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Everybody knows MySpace; great opportunities to work with top clients and offering unique marketing ideas to them. Good starter job, but might give misperception of how "corporate" business are and should be run

    Cons

    Lack of experienced Sr. Management; and Plethora of know-it-alls and entitled-tos. There is no room for career advancement or direction when departments are separated from the Sr. roles/titles they support. There is no distiction/heirarchy from experienced and fresh out of college workers which leads to disallusions and expectations. There is a lack of communication with in the company from the top down and across. Company is title driven to boost the egos of those that have yet to acquire the proper knowledge/experience needed for their role/title. Compensation is probably the lowest in the industry and not at all in line with the market. Departmentally there maybe respect but not interdepartmentally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation Compensation Compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Negative stay away from this company

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    If you want to learn how to navigate a highly political work environment which only rewards you for who you know

    Cons

    You never know when your job could be eliminated for pissing off the wrong person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a management training class or hire some more senior leadership with a higher level of corporate maturity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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