MySpace Reviews

Updated June 7, 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. MYC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Lots of fun people with in


  2. Getting better

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    Former Employee - Support Representative in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Support Representative in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still a good environment to work Lots of opportunities for growth Lots of focus to grow the company Myspace won't be what it was, for better or for worse, but new direction is good

    Cons

    Management was not the best, but getting better Would like to be updated more on specific direction Pay can be better but satisfied overall

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible.


  3. Good

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    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Content Producer

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs


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

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. Best place to work for in LA

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Make The Company Truly Agile


  11. Great place for interns

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Try to be more innovative.



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