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Worked with great team, too bad product and company not managed well at top level.

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Former Employee - Technical Writer in Beverly Hills, CA
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Beverly Hills, CA

I worked at MySpace

Pros

Decent pay and benefits, ability to work remotely. Music team and side of business very exciting with a lot of potential.

Cons

Poor vision of future from senior management team. Part of Newscorp/Fox. UG. A lot of outsourcing led to a fair amount of dissatisfaction among employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sell off everything but the music piece of the pie. Try for better partnerships with Facebook--you are out of the social networking business, so you might as well.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Exciting at first, but ultimately frustrating and demoralizing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    From 2005-2007, it was a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Pros include living in California, cutting edge online technology, free lunch, and friendly employees,

    Cons

    From early-2008 onward (after Facebook took the social networking lead), the party was clearly over. Suddenly there was a complete lack of focus, lack of transparency, and embarrassingly low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point, cut your losses and sell the company. The purchaser should be of a mindset similar to a real estate developer who's purchased a dilapidated building on a good piece of property -- destroy and rebuild.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    It is full of fun

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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