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MySpace Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 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.  

    Content Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Producer  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Former software developer, 2 years of very good work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    Strong software development team; very interesting projects; cool environment; open minded people who shared knowledge and experience. Transparent management who had excellent communication with all employees. Very good product managers and middle level management.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions at the very top level. Lack of any vision or strategy to make the company successful, which eventually led to massive layoffs and MySpace's decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewriting the webiste every time management changes, find a way to capitalize the existing product with minor changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It had its up's and down's.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It has/had a great tech team.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and stability.

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  5.  

    miss the magic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    was great at the time. great network, loved the product

    Cons

    bought by specific media a few years ago

  6.  

    Best place to work for in LA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Developer  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    Good company to work far on par with google or facebook
    Technology innovator
    Comps are pretty good
    Benifits and discounts and all
    Food

    Cons

    Too much management
    Too late to react to competition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Fun Startup-Ish Music Company Within A Huge Iconic Social Network Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Product Team Outstanding
    Engineers Fun To Work With
    Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not Agile
    Differing Agendas Among Executives
    Job Security Scary With Advent Of Facebook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make The Company Truly Agile

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great place for interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The environment is very laidback. The people in general are very nice and as an Intern I was allowed to sit in a lot of meetings. Interns also have an opportunity for real work experience rather than making copies, answering phones etc. There is a cafe now on the third floor which makes getting lunch convenient. The patio on the 3rd floor has an amazing view of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    Interns are unpaid and there are cliques in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more innovative.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Strong tech base and good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    We're still developing against the latest tech and the people here can work great as a team when the right project comes along.

    Cons

    Strategy is still undefined and the culture has taken a major hit over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New executive management should take advice from the current employees before announcing organization and strategy changes.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    could have been a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    fantastic people, especially those just below top execs. fascinating industry, in the center of american pop culture. great energy and opportunities to wear many hats and gain experience in many different areas.

    Cons

    poor internal communications, always having to justify/defend the negative aspects of the site and the company's strategic choices to partners, lack of clear/defined strategy on the part of execs leaves you often guessing or waiting for feedback/approval

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i left just before new management arrived so i can't really speak for the current state of things, but as far as i can tell the restructuring/focusing that owen's doing now should have been done long, long ago.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interview Process

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flex Lead Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Flex Lead Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Very happening and cool atmosphere to work , You will learn a lot from veteran Coders, they are bugs of internet and know lots about we securities

    Cons

    Its going down because of their business model, too much of ad is kiilling the site also they need to reinvent someof this things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove the useless ads, Myspace music is gr8... rebrand every thing and release all at same time , not one by one

    Disapproves of CEO

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