MySpace Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • Smart, wonderful colleagues and fun, interesting projects to work on (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Company couldn't establish a clear vision (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Hot Mess

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Lots of little fun perks, like swag, an in-office restaurant, parties, etc.

    Cons

    Totally dysfunctional and disorganized. Meetings to get meetings to talk about the meeting and then meetings to discussing the meeting about the meeting ... you get the idea. Lots of ideas thrown around but no action. Seems like no one actually believes in anything anymore (which I suppose shouldn't be too surprising) -- which makes it hard to get people to take action. It's the most lax atmosphere ever, which some may consider a pro but to people looking to advance their careers, contribute to a growing company, and learn -- well, it just makes it feel pointless and a waste of time

    Advice to Management

    REBRAND. I think at this point, it's the only way to truly get people behind this site again!


  2. It was a mess

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MySpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of fun, good people

    Cons

    changed direction so many times.


  3. We all got laid off!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

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

    Pros

    Lots of meals, got to try creative ideas

    Cons

    Never found a way to reinvent the brand


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  5. Wild

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Friendly startup atmosphere, fun people

    Cons

    no clear direction, not moving fast enough


  6. Not recommended

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at MySpace as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Other than the free food they would sometimes provide, I don't have too many good things to say about MySpace. I was actually here from 07-08, so I'm sure the company has changed since they were sold off by News Corp a few years ago, but even then I could see the demise of this company coming from a mile away. Bad management, no professional development, no willingness to field concerns from employees. It was a real mess back then.

    Cons

    Like a lot of people in Customer Care, I was hired through a temp agency, and not many people were hired for full-time work. Obviously, there were really no benefits, so it felt like the company was just stringing people along, milking everyone for what each person was worth. It made for a depressing experience, and as a result, I don't really have any respect for this company.

    Advice to Management

    They had some people working in management who turned away applicants because perhaps they felt that the people they were interviewing had better qualifications than they did. This does not make for a positive work culture and it turns smart, talented people away from the company. Again, considering its flaws in management, basically promoting people who were there the longest instead of doing that based on merit and performance, I am not surprised how the company turned out in the end.


  7. Tiring

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    -Fun to say "I worked at myspace". -bagel Mondays I found that the best part of working at myspace was when I reviewed forum posts.

    Cons

    There are some pictures that should never be uploaded (or taken). I've seen things that I can't forget and that upsets me. Blatant favoritism made this place a drag as well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shipping jobs overseas.


  8. lack of focus has considerably effected their decline

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    fun environment, daily lunch stipend

    Cons

    the product has been consistently shodding over the course of at least 3 relaunches. multiple management changes and opinions made gaining any valuable traction nearly impossible

    Advice to Management

    clear out your top level "executives" and hire some people who have actual experience.


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    It's never going to work even though on the surface it looks "interesting."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace full-time

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

    Pros

    Free concert tickets, No one pays attention to you so hours are loose and you can kind of come and go as you please.

    Cons

    The relaunch failed. It used to be a cultural nightmare because on top of a bad reputation the internal politics were endless. Creative and marketing couldn't align till the head of marketing left..and now the creative team got let go, so basically there is 0 direction. There is nothing left at MySpace besides great content that no one sees because the brand is dead.

    Advice to Management

    Let it go.


  10. MySpace acquired my team in 2010

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive to say

    Cons

    It was pretty grim, especially at that time. Felt like a ghost ship


  11. Great co-workers, aimless company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun/animated co-workers, many of whom become great friends. Pay ranges from so-so to slightly above-market. Free lunch on-site. Located in sunny SoCal.

    Cons

    Company couldn't establish a clear vision. Management, while comprised of many smart people, was relatively inexperienced. Company tried to do too much at once, making most products subpar. FAR too much red tape to get very simple things done.

    Advice to Management

    Pick one focus, establish the vision, and stick with it. Communicate said vision every single day. Minimize red tape -- far too many cooks in the kitchen for very simple product/feature updates.



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