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MySpace Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
117 Reviews

3.2
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)

  • 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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  1.  

    It was good while it lasted

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

    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
  2.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    They treat their employees well, decent salary, great benefits and a lot of room for growth within the company. The offices were nice, and clean and had good maintenance. Good IT department, and up to date equipment.

    Cons

    It's a platform/company that is constantly playing catch-up, and after multiple attempts to reinvent themselves, the outlook for the site to regain a positive reputation in the industry is highly unlikely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Pretty good benefits

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

    Pros

    Benefits were decent with disabilities and life insurance, coworkers were generally easy to work with, work hours were flexible

    Cons

    Organization was restructured every time there is a new CEO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovation at the speed of sound

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    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    This was the most challenging job I have ever had. The talent of the Tech team was astounding. The environment was open and there was an emphasis on knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. THere is little stability there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Like playing in the orchestra with no sheet music, while the Titanic sank.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Currently? I can't see why you would risk a job at Myspace today.

    Cons

    It's a brand that lost it's way, and was sold for a song by News Corp. If Rupert and co don't think it's worth anything, be wary. It' now managed by folks whose previously ran an ad network. Does not seem like a solid place to work, unless you have no other options in LA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close 'er up, was fun while it lasted.

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

    MySpace Marketing in New York City

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    Pros

    at the time, the most popular online social network

    Cons

    poorly managed company and weak incentive structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals with strong business backgrounds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Too many cooks

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There were really some fantastic employees here who were brilliant at what they did. With millions of users and Fox as their parent company, the tools being built and the media deals being run created some incredible products that were completely ignored by the public because it was easier to dismiss the company at large because of neglected user profiles.

    Cons

    Way too many middle-management staff that provided input for no other reason than they didn't know what else to do. Lots of insider deals to work or not work with vendors for astronomical costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the name.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I felt very underemployed.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Beverly Hills office has a very nice working atmosphere, filled with a young, unique staff. Very welcoming to creative and expressive thought.

    Cons

    As an intern, I felt that many of the tasks and responsibilities i carried out were relatively useless. There were many days were I thought that my presence was completely unneeded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your interns to your advantage.

  10.  

    Nice company to work for during it's heyday

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of focus and drive

    Cons

    Owned by fox, which didn't really get "social media".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    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

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