MySpace Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

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

    Pros

    Creative environment and nice people

    Cons

    Lack of vision by management leads to multiple teams working on the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Let the experts do the work


  2. Great company, great people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment, provide excellent training

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, luck of people on the projects


  3. Amazing learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Huge scale, great technology on a small team.

    Cons

    Bad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Google


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  5. Great company with great people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at MySpace as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly and learning Environment, good benefits

    Cons

    MySpace is going down day by day

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. MySpace was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented and smart people working on fascinating projects.

    Cons

    No company vision beyond acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Moot point now.


  7. Project manager on MySpace 2.0

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    It took some convening for me to join the company, but I'm so glad I did back in 2009. The CTO at the time was a proactive leader and really kept in touch with the teams. We knew we had a difficult task of reinventing the site/brand but everyone was motivated to make it happen. Some of the brightest talent I've worked with in the industry.

    Cons

    The only real downside was that MySpace as a brand was already damaged and our changes eventually had little impact. The end result was the mass layoff. I see the site has launched in a new direction. I wish the MySpace team all the luck in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to fight through the many years of MySpace getting a bad rap/bad name. Your backend services and security is far better than Facebook.


  8. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place, great tech people around. Agile teams.

    Cons

    Teams are fragmented but rely on each other to get the job done. However, getting response from different teams is difficult and challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication across. Swift turnaround on issues.


  9. Excited to be a part of the comeback!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New management has taken over and is making a real run at turning this place around.
    Morale is the best since I've been around.
    The new vision for the site is amazing.
    The music catalogue is bigger and better than Spotify and Pandora (and it's free too).
    We get free cooked to order lunch everyday.
    Fresh ideas that are actually put into action, instead of falling on deaf ears.
    Competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Historical turnover and layoffs under NewsCorp have hurt morale in the past.
    Past mis-management and inter-office politics have given those that work here a bad reputation (however, new management has shown differently).
    Previous regime was dead set focused on Futura and now we are all paying for their poor judgement.

    Advice to Management

    You've shown a great sense of leadership and direction in the short time you have been here. Please stay the course and never forget that the user experience is the most important aspect to regaining our prominence!


  10. It is full of fun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are young and work without pressure. Working hours is short. We have parties with free alcohols very often. Company has dojo for knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Web traffic keeps going down and users are switched or switching to facebook. Mass layoff happened few times and everyone is sad about that.

    Advice to Management

    The leaders do not give direction on where we go especially before and after the layoff. Nobody knows if it is safe to stay.


  11. still a great place to work, but it's difficult not being #1 any more

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart People
    Fun and relaxed environment
    Great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    The product mostly sucks so you tend not to have anything to showcase
    There are very smart people there but they get no respect because they are judged by the product
    Pay is not that great and no opportunities for equity
    NewsCorp decide too much for the company

    Advice to Management

    Fix the product already; it's really not that difficult
    Invest in the future, don't be afraid of it.



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