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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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  1.  

    Not pleasant

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

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

    Pros

    Did nit find any. Benefits were ok but not great. Year end party at Fox lot was nice.

    Cons

    Chaotic environment. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to hard working smart employees

  2.  

    Like playing in the orchestra with no sheet music, while the Titanic sank.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Currently? I can't see why you would risk a job at Myspace today.

    Cons

    It's a brand that lost it's way, and was sold for a song by News Corp. If Rupert and co don't think it's worth anything, be wary. It' now managed by folks whose previously ran an ad network. Does not seem like a solid place to work, unless you have no other options in LA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close 'er up, was fun while it lasted.

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

    MySpace acquired my team in 2010

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive to say

    Cons

    It was pretty grim, especially at that time. Felt like a ghost ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    MySpace Marketing in New York City

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Pros

    at the time, the most popular online social network

    Cons

    poorly managed company and weak incentive structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals with strong business backgrounds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    miss the magic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    was great at the time. great network, loved the product

    Cons

    bought by specific media a few years ago

  7.  

    Best place to work for in LA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work far on par with google or facebook
    Technology innovator
    Comps are pretty good
    Benifits and discounts and all
    Food

    Cons

    Too much management
    Too late to react to competition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too many cooks

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

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

    Pros

    There were really some fantastic employees here who were brilliant at what they did. With millions of users and Fox as their parent company, the tools being built and the media deals being run created some incredible products that were completely ignored by the public because it was easier to dismiss the company at large because of neglected user profiles.

    Cons

    Way too many middle-management staff that provided input for no other reason than they didn't know what else to do. Lots of insider deals to work or not work with vendors for astronomical costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the name.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Project manager on MySpace 2.0

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

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

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I felt very underemployed.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace as an intern

    Pros

    The Beverly Hills office has a very nice working atmosphere, filled with a young, unique staff. Very welcoming to creative and expressive thought.

    Cons

    As an intern, I felt that many of the tasks and responsibilities i carried out were relatively useless. There were many days were I thought that my presence was completely unneeded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your interns to your advantage.

  11.  

    Nice company to work for during it's heyday

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of focus and drive

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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