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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. Helpful (2)

    War was interesting but Execs had no idea what was going on.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is fantastic. The technology used was really cutting edge however at the end of the day products would get stuck in the endless product/design/spec loop. trying to push out new featurs again sat deadline was common. however very few features actually saw the light of day.

    Cons

    No Bonuses and pay was less than at comparable Bay Area tech companies.


  2. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good facilities, lost of flexibility

    Cons

    management is not stable, priorities are not clear

    Advice to Management

    Stick to few critical items


  3. There were ups, and then there were DOWNS.

    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property.

    Cons

    Working under the guillotine. At all times. The threat of being tapped on the shoulder and sent home for good was always there.

    Advice to Management

    Well...not much now.


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  5. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  7. Pretty good benefits

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  8. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Management

    Close 'er up, was fun while it lasted.


  10. Helpful (1)

    MySpace Marketing in New York City

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Pros

    at the time, the most popular online social network

    Cons

    poorly managed company and weak incentive structure

    Advice to Management

    Hire individuals with strong business backgrounds


  11. Too many cooks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MySpace part-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    Drop the name.



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