MySpace
3.0 of 5 105 reviews
www.myspace.com Beverly Hills, CA 500 to 999 Employees

MySpace Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.0 105 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Tim Vanderhook

(2 ratings)

40% 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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Amazing learning experience.

Software Architect (Current Employee)
Beverly Hills, CA

I have been working at MySpace full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at MySpace as a contractor for less than a year

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

I worked at MySpace full-time for less than a year

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

I worked at MySpace full-time for more than a year

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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Excited to be a part of the comeback!!

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

I have been working at MySpace

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

I have been working at MySpace

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

I have been working at MySpace

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

I have been working at MySpace

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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MySpace rocks!

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Beverly Hills, CA

I have been working at MySpace

ProsMySpace in all departments has awesome people, cool and young corporate culture, it is an excellent product, as well as a great brand, obviously one of the most popular websites in the world. Owned by Fox Interactive media, FIM offers excellent benefits, flex hours and work from home arrangements for some, and $50 worth of free meals / snacks at the on-site cafeteria. The office features a game room, showers, ATM, and roof-top patio. Celebs are always stopping by for interviews. Tom and Chris both work in the building, which keeps it real.

ConsThe commute to Beverly Hills can often take up precious time, and the corporate b.s. that is inevitable with being part of newscorp.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Beverly Hills, CA

I have been working at MySpace

ProsGood technology is very good

ConsParking is very bad, very

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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