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MySpace Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.0 113 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Tim Vanderhook

(3 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great company, great people

    Technical Project Lead (Former Employee)

    Prosgood working environment, provide excellent training

    Conssometimes long hours, luck of people on the projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing learning experience.

    Software Architect (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsHuge scale, great technology on a small team.

    ConsBad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from Google

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly and learning Environment, good benefits

    ConsMySpace is going down day by day

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MySpace was a great place to work.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsTalented and smart people working on fascinating projects.

    ConsNo company vision beyond acquisition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoot point now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project manager on MySpace 2.0

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsNice place, great tech people around. Agile teams.

    ConsTeams 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 Senior ManagementOpen communication across. Swift turnaround on issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excited to be a part of the comeback!!

    Director of Product Management (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsNew 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.

    ConsHistorical 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 Senior ManagementYou'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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is full of fun

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Tech Manager (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsSmart People
    Fun and relaxed environment
    Great opportunity to learn

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MySpace Is a Great Place To Work!

    .NET Developer (Current Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsMySpace offers a challenging, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for hard-working individuals to advance their career in the tech industry. MySpace employs some of the best tech talent in the industry and, therefore, provides some of the best opportunities to learn and to play with new toys & gadgets.

    As an engineer, the best reason to work at MySpace is that it's a profit center! In other words, we make money for Fox Interactive.

    ConsYou are expected to be able to work on your own and add value. You are expected to know your stuff and make good decisions. You have to be a team player. The work environment in engineering is fast paced and changes quickly so one must be able to adapt to changing demands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel as if they are doing a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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