MySpace Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Tim Vanderhook
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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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    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. Helpful (2)

    Let It Go

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    Former Employee - Artist Relations/Content in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Artist Relations/Content in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunches while it lasted, good working environment before the layoffs, flexible hours, once a big name in the tech industry is good padding on the resume. Lots of events, secret shows were fun, and a lot of connections made in the entertainment and tech industry.

    Cons

    I was part of the group that got laid off last year but even before that, the entire team was getting decimated every quarter. There was really only one person holding everything together especially in tech -- ronnie, if you see this, you'd really be better off somewhere else bro. People in my department working for years got laid off and only 2 people were left, which is bonkers because they sold us that they want to focus on content. There's no direction from upper management and were absent most of the time, probably golfing or on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in day to day and take leadership training. Most of you don't have vision and don't know how to be leaders.


  3. 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


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  5. Hot Mess

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

    I worked at MySpace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of little fun perks, like swag, an in-office restaurant, parties, etc.

    Cons

    Totally dysfunctional and disorganized. Meetings to get meetings to talk about the meeting and then meetings to discussing the meeting about the meeting ... you get the idea. Lots of ideas thrown around but no action. Seems like no one actually believes in anything anymore (which I suppose shouldn't be too surprising) -- which makes it hard to get people to take action. It's the most lax atmosphere ever, which some may consider a pro but to people looking to advance their careers, contribute to a growing company, and learn -- well, it just makes it feel pointless and a waste of time

    Advice to Management

    REBRAND. I think at this point, it's the only way to truly get people behind this site again!


  6. It was a mess

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MySpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of fun, good people

    Cons

    changed direction so many times.


  7. 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.


  8. Worst job ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They wasted so much money on free food. They could have paid us better.

    Cons

    VPs always changing. No solid direction.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage instead of micromanage. Thanks.


  9. We all got laid off!

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

    I worked at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of meals, got to try creative ideas

    Cons

    Never found a way to reinvent the brand


  10. Wild

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Friendly startup atmosphere, fun people

    Cons

    no clear direction, not moving fast enough


  11. Helpful (2)

    War was interesting but Execs had no idea what was going on.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is fantastic. The technology used was really cutting edge however at the end of the day products would get stuck in the endless product/design/spec loop. trying to push out new featurs again sat deadline was common. however very few features actually saw the light of day.

    Cons

    No Bonuses and pay was less than at comparable Bay Area tech companies.



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