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MySpace Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
118 Reviews
3.2
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)


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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    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company offers Great technology, Great benefits. It has good work culture and they offer free lunches. The campus is great building.

    Cons

    During the later time there is no clear vision or path. Product team could be improved. There were continuous changes and constant rush to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a clear vision. Instead of changing things half way.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Content Producer

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

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    It had its up's and down's.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    It has/had a great tech team.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and stability.

  6.  

    miss the magic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

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

    Cons

    bought by specific media a few years ago

  7.  

    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

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Great place for interns

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

    I have been working at MySpace

    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
  10.  

    Strong tech base and good people

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

    I have been working at MySpace

    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
  11.  

    could have been a great company

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

    I worked at MySpace

    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

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