MySpace
3.0 of 5 108 reviews
www.myspace.com Beverly Hills, CA 500 to 999 Employees

MySpace Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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3.0 108 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Tim Vanderhook

(3 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
  • "MySpace offers a challenging, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for hard-working individuals to advance their career in the tech industry"
    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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    Nice company to work for during it's heyday

    Senior Architect (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsLots of smart people, lots of focus and drive

    ConsOwned by fox, which didn't really get "social media".

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great co-workers, aimless company

    Director (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsFun/animated co-workers, many of whom become great friends.
    Pay ranges from so-so to slightly above-market.
    Free lunch on-site.
    Located in sunny SoCal.

    ConsCompany couldn't establish a clear vision.
    Management, while comprised of many smart people, was relatively inexperienced.
    Company tried to do too much at once, making most products subpar.
    FAR too much red tape to get very simple things done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick one focus, establish the vision, and stick with it.
    Communicate said vision every single day.
    Minimize red tape -- far too many cooks in the kitchen for very simple product/feature updates.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away from this company

    Visual Designer (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsOffice location in Beverly Hills, that's it.

    ConsTheir HR is not Myspace but Specific Media (parent company), which is embarrassingly unprofessional. They don't know the difference between job roles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    only if you are desperate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    Prosits a check, free food

    Consno vision, cost cutting at every corner. Management does not care about employees, and only watch out for themselves. Will publicly embarrass teams in front of the entire company. No budget to be competitive. Unless you are desperate for a paycheck avoid at all costs this is a sinking ship

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits, work is alright, but product is going down the drains

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsGreat benefits
    Great compensation
    Work is not bad

    ConsNot enough quality employees
    Product is lacking quality

    Advice to Senior ManagementMinimize product scope and focus on the parts that are working

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

    Technical Writer (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementSell 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting at first, but ultimately frustrating and demoralizing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

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

    ConsFrom 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 Senior ManagementAt 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.

    No, I would not 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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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsNice place to work.
    Nice challenging tasks.
    Flexible timings

    ConsUninteresting Tools.
    Not many cons.
    Small network

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. I am satisfied with the management.

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