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MySpace Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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3.0 113 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Tim Vanderhook

(3 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • They treat their employees well, decent salary, great benefits and a lot of room for growth within the company (in 5 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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    Web Design

    Web Designer (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsFailed name brand that never provided a centile of direction.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive up the ghost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not pleasant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

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

    ConsChaotic environment. Too much politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to hard working smart employees

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    Stay away from this company

    Visual Designer (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsOffice location in Beverly Hills, that's it.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    only if you are desperate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    Prosits a check, free food

    Consno 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This place was like being in Junior High school

    Customer Care Agent (Former Employee) El Segundo, CA

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

    ConsManagement
    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 Senior ManagementGrow up you are not in high school

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Analyst (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

    ConsOnce 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 Senior ManagementAs a social networking site, there should be a company culture that promotes social interaction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

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

    ConsUtter 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Account Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsUtterly 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 Senior ManagementTake a class, get a clue or be prepared to become the next Friendster.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MySpace might not be YourPlace to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEverybody 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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementCompensation Compensation Compensation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Negative stay away from this company

    .NET Developer (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a management training class or hire some more senior leadership with a higher level of corporate maturity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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