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MySpace Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
120 Reviews
3.2
120 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)


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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Huge scale, great technology on a small team.

    Cons

    Bad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    lack of focus has considerably effected their decline

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    fun environment, daily lunch stipend

    Cons

    the product has been consistently shodding over the course of at least 3 relaunches. multiple management changes and opinions made gaining any valuable traction nearly impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear out your top level "executives" and hire some people who have actual experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and learning Environment, good benefits

    Cons

    MySpace is going down day by day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Content Producer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    MySpace was a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Talented and smart people working on fascinating projects.

    Cons

    No company vision beyond acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moot point now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Former software developer, 2 years of very good work experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong software development team; very interesting projects; cool environment; open minded people who shared knowledge and experience. Transparent management who had excellent communication with all employees. Very good product managers and middle level management.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions at the very top level. Lack of any vision or strategy to make the company successful, which eventually led to massive layoffs and MySpace's decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewriting the webiste every time management changes, find a way to capitalize the existing product with minor changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Web Design

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Failed name brand that never provided a centile of direction.

    Cons

    Horrible direction from Senior Staff, and that includes Tom...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up the ghost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It had its up's and down's.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    It has/had a great tech team.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and stability.

  10.  

    It's never going to work even though on the surface it looks "interesting."

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Pros

    Free concert tickets, No one pays attention to you so hours are loose and you can kind of come and go as you please.

    Cons

    The relaunch failed. It used to be a cultural nightmare because on top of a bad reputation the internal politics were endless. Creative and marketing couldn't align till the head of marketing left..and now the creative team got let go, so basically there is 0 direction.

    There is nothing left at MySpace besides great content that no one sees because the brand is dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let it go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Innovation at the speed of sound

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was the most challenging job I have ever had. The talent of the Tech team was astounding. The environment was open and there was an emphasis on knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. THere is little stability there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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