MySpace Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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    MySpace Marketing in New York City

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

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    at the time, the most popular online social network

    Cons

    poorly managed company and weak incentive structure

    Advice to Management

    Hire individuals with strong business backgrounds


  2. 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


  3. Best place to work for in LA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Too many cooks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Drop the name.


  6. Project manager on MySpace 2.0

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Nice company to work for during it's heyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of focus and drive

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. Great co-workers, aimless company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Fun/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.

    Cons

    Company 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 Management

    Pick 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.


  9. Stay away from this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Designer 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

    Office location in Beverly Hills, that's it.

    Cons

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


  10. A Fun Startup-Ish Music Company Within A Huge Iconic Social Network Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Product Team Outstanding Engineers Fun To Work With Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not Agile Differing Agendas Among Executives Job Security Scary With Advent Of Facebook

    Advice to Management

    Make The Company Truly Agile


  11. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place, great tech people around. Agile teams.

    Cons

    Teams are fragmented but rely on each other to get the job done. However, getting response from different teams is difficult and challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication across. Swift turnaround on issues.



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